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BENDER DEFENDERS BUMPER TRAINING PROGRAMME-

Timetable –

Sat June 19th 11.00am – 12.30pm – Bender Defenders training – Intro to Muay Thai/self defencefacebook event page here

‘This training will focus on Self-defence and Muay Thai, sometimes referred to as “Thai boxing”, that is a martial art and combat sport that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques.This session will include a warmup, a circuit training, stretching and breath work at the end.

We will learn one new self defence technique, go through the ones we learnt previously and focus on hooks and uppercuts (and fitness as usual!)Meet for 10.30am in front of the Battle of Cable Street Mural as the training will be taking place in St. Georges Park, St. George in the East Church, 14 Cannon St Rd, Whitechapel, London E1 0BH
Bring boxing gloves if possible.’

Bank details (recommended donation £5 but give what you can):
name: Isabella Giraldi
sort code: 04-00-04
acc. number: 26469967

Bender Defenders is a new street defence movement confronting rising hate crime. Across the UK pre pandemic we witnessed more attacks AND WE AIN’T GONNA STAND FOR IT after the pandemic. Wear the jackets, take to the streets. Fight back. Get involved – www.benderdefenders.com / queernightpride@gmail.com

Classes are every Saturday at the same time

Interested? Skill up, wear the jackets, take to the streets. Fight back.

BENDER DEFENDER MERCHANDISE

Inspired by the immortal actions of our patron saints Ash Kaur (part of the first Benders lesbian Muslim couple along with Iqra) standing up to homophobes here at min. 6.20 and Patron Saint Phil Mitchell after punching homophobic Jonny Highway and his ‘disgusting muck-loving faggot’ abuse WE ARE PROUD TO LAUNCH  BENDER DEFENDERS Needs You! – Bender Defenders is a new street defence movement confronting rising hate crime. In London pre pandemic we witnessed more attacks AND WE AIN’T GONNA STAND FOR IT after the pandemic. Wear the jackets, take to the streets. Fight back. Sign up to our public facebook page ‘BECOME A BENDER DEFENDER’ here. Contact us at queernightpride@gmail.com to register interest. 

ORDER JACKETS / GET INVOLVED

Would you like to pre-order one of the first 100 jackets (£60 each)? Send us your design request – either Ash or Phil – and size to queernightpride@gmail.com – they come in burgundy, petrol blue, green and black and in sizes small, medium, large and extra-large

Do you work in media, fashion, entertainment, venues, music and would like some BENDER DEFENDER product placement? Then send your order request to queernightpride@gmail.com

Do you work in the nightclub industry, music and events? Then send your order request to queernightpride@gmail.com

Are you a lawyer who can provide legal support to our growing BENDER DEFENDERS network? Then email queernightpride@gmail.com

Would you like to be trained up as part of the BENDER DEFENDER stop-hate-crime street network on buses and outside of bars? Then email queernightpride@gmail.com

Are you a mum who wants to defend your queer child? Then join the BENDER DEFENDER MUMS WING by emailing queernightpride@gmail.com

Watch this space for the announcement of the Bender Defender training programme.

Are you a fascist, bigot or homophobe? Then you can F*CK OFF.

Ash design by the brilliant Miss Bad Child at brenda_goodchild@yahoo.com and Phil design by the great Mark Glasgow at markglasgowdesign@gmail.com

Printing through ‘No Sweat(shop)’ clothing at www.nosweat.org.uk.