WHO IS JAZZY GREEN?
Jazzy teaches a self defense style that is simple to learn as it is based on clear principles such as taking the fastest line to defend, natural reactions, dealing with the weakest part of an attacker’s threat, and neutralizing it with immediate counter-aggression. Our program mainly focuses on women and marginalized people, though the entire community including men and elders will have agreed that this training is welcomed. These self defense techniques are available for every body type and work no matter a person’s size or strength. Jazzy has an unmatched intuitive ability to cater training to meet the specific needs of her students. The sessions will be intense with varied scenarios and approaches to training in order to take out any freeze responses. We will meet up to four times per week with each group in order to hone new skills and build students’ confidence that their new techniques really will work. The training will include combative techniques using the entire body from head to foot as weapons, spatial awareness in crowds, rape scenarios, defenses to choking, and also weapon skills with blunt objects, knives, and guns.
Jazzy Green has expert level teaching credentials through the self defense system of Krav Maga Worldwide, and trained with them since 2001. Her nuances in teaching come from her passion for healthy functional movement, and grappling with another body. She had a successful wrestling background and was selected as a junior in high school to attend the Olympic Education Center to further her competitive career while finishing high school. Her 200-hour YogaWorks certification developed from grounding experiences of breath and presence work. She is also registered through CETI for her certification as a Cancer Exercise Specialist. She passionately remains a student in continuing education courses.
Jazzy’s personal training sessions:
My physical movement trainings are organic and purposefully directed to build skills, following bodies’ patterns, needs, and desires. I stand by this: Bring curiosity of your own physicality, and presence through concentration and breath. Shed and blossom. Become a greater vessel. My parents instilled enjoying physical activity as a way to feel happy and as a result, healthy. So, when I work out, it’s really play. I incorporate what I need and challenge myself appropriately. It’s what I’ve learned to call, a drive to meet my edge. My physical movement trainings are organic and purposefully directed to build skills, following bodies’ patterns, needs, and desires.
Jazzy’s proudest achievements while teaching:
I am changed from the personal clients who are immeasurably grateful for the specific needs attacked throughout their sessions with me.
9 years into teaching Krav Maga, This past year I spoke with five of the transitional housing spaces in Portland. I found steady means and interest from the residents of a sober living quarters. Every Sunday for two months I spent time with these women, training and listening. I got to experience their understanding of the gravity of self defense, their ability to recognize and vocalize their triggers and needs, their vibrant energy towards their own lives. They learned well, and we are forever grateful for each other.
The elderly groups I have worked with always help create a whole seminar. From their experiences, to their bodies’ pains, to mind and awareness, we create what is available for vulnerable people.
Christine Knight and myself spearheaded All Angles Self Defense in Oregon to bring successful donation seminars to female-identified peoples who don’t choose to train at a studio.
I will always be there for those in need.