Martial arts for women and LGBTs in a country with a poor record of violence

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Brazil has a poor record of violence with one of the highest rates of LGBT murder and domestic violence. Recent statistics show that in Brazil, every two hours a woman is murdered; within the past three decades, at least 92,000 women have been killed inside their homes. Now, a new martial arts school has opened a programme of classes for those at risk of violence to learn self defence. Piranha's Team provide martial arts training for LGBTs and prostitutes to learn self-defense. The group learns through Krav Maga techniques, a self-defense system developed for the Israel Defense Forces made up…

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