THE CHAMPIONSHIPS of stickfighting (Kalinda) is a staple of the Carnival season. But what about using this form of martial arts to teach women self-defence and empowerment?

This was the thinking behind the “No Woman No Fraid” Stickfighting and Self-Defence workshop for women held on March 9 at Lakou Wi, Warner Street, Newtown, Port of Spain. The workshop is a collaboration between Idakeda Group and Kalinda Collective.

Attillah Springer, Lakou Wi manager and a director of the Idakeda Group which creates multi-disciplinary cultural interventions for a variety of local and international audiences, told Kitcharee she wanted to do something different...

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Author: Julien Neaves