• Teach Self-Defense

    The SpringHeart Solution

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  • Our Work

    Teach self-defense to those at risk of being exploited, abused, trafficked or enslaved

    Self-Defense Courses

    Kathmandu​

    SpringHeart directly teaches Self-Defense courses, free of charge, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Six days a week we conduct five, one-hour classes; three at government (public) schools, one at the RUWON Star Children’s Home and one at public park space. An average total of 80 students attend each day.

    Pushing for Peace Ambassador

    Nepal​

    SpringHeart is the Official Ambassador for Pushing for Peace in Nepal (see "Partners" section). We teach the Peace Games at Workshops in Nepal and welcome and facilitate other Peace Games Ambassadors to teach here as well. The Peace Games are integrated into the curriculum of our daily classes where we are training the next generation of Peace Game Ambassadors.

    Self-Defense Teachers Training Hub

    Kathmandu​

    SpringHeart provides free living accommodations and instruction to prepare leaders for the next outreach locations, as we continue to roll out the SpringHeart Solution. Our first class of three women and three men moved into our facilities and began training in the beginning of April, 2017. They are learning and training seven hours a day, six days a week. They will train intensively in this way for six months before returning to establish Springheart programs in their villages and surrounding areas.

  • What We Do

    Teach self-defense to those at risk of being exploited, abused, trafficked or enslaved by working together with communities of martial artists.

     

    Mission:

     

    Work together with communities of martial artists to teach self-defense to those at risk of being exploited, abused, trafficked or enslaved. Empower with mental, emotional, social, verbal and physical strategies to prevent abuse of any type.

     

    1. Mentally, by raising awareness of dangerous situations and people, and identifying

    mental manipulation.

     

    2. Emotionally, by inspiring confidence and positive attitudes, and identifying

    emotional manipulation.

           

    3. Physically, by teaching martial arts.

     

    4. Verbally, by emphasizing how words can protect.

     

    5. Socially, by strengthening ties in the community to help prevent physical

    or emotional isolation.

    Our Principles:

     

    HUMANITY

    SpringHeart must always operate in a way that ensures respect for every human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and a lasting just peace amongst all peoples.

     

    INDEPENDENCE

    SpringHeart, while subject to the laws of the respective countries it operates in, must always maintain its autonomy so that it may be able to act, at all times, in accordance with SpringHeart principles.

     

    VOLUNTARY

    SpringHeart is a voluntary movement not motivated in any manner by desire for gain.

     

    UNITY

    SpringHeart is Interdenominational. We welcome Martial Artists from all systems and styles to unify against Human Trafficking, slavery, abuse and exploitation.

     

     

    UN DECLARATIONS

    SpringHeart operates internationally and amongst diverse peoples and in difficult circumstances. The following United Nations Declarations will serve as our guidelines at all times and in all places.

     

    Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    http://www.un-documents.net/a3r217a.htm

     

    Excerpt:

    “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

    Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

    Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,

    Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations…”

     

     

    Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women

    http://www.un-documents.net/a48r104.htm

     

    Excerpt:

    “States should condemn violence against women and should not invoke any custom, tradition or religious consideration to avoid their obligations with respect to its elimination. States should pursue by all appropriate means and without delay a policy of eliminating violence against women…”

     

     

    Beijing Declaration

    http://www.un-documents.net/beijingd.htm

     

    Excerpt:

    “Women's empowerment and their full participation on the basis of equality in all spheres of society, including participation in the decision-making process and access to power, are fundamental for the achievement of equality, development and peace…”

     

     

    Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity

    http://www.un-documents.net/udcd.htm

     

    Excerpt:

    “The defence of cultural diversity is an ethical imperative, inseparable from respect for human dignity. It implies a commitment to human rights and fundamental freedoms, in particular the rights of persons belonging to minorities and those of indigenous peoples. No one may invoke cultural diversity to infringe upon human rights guaranteed by international law, nor to limit their scope…”

     

     

  • SpringHeart Partners

    Our SpringHeartfelt Appreciation to You!

    Pushing for Peace

    Prevent violence & increase health through T'ai Chi ​movements & philosophy.

    Our mission is to disseminate the nine Peace Games, which promote mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. http://www.pushingforpeace.org

    RUWON Nepal

    Empowering Rural Community

    RUWON Nepal strives to contribute for the economic and social development of the country at local, national and international levels by empowering grassroots women and marginalized people through awareness, education, fundamental rights and advocacy http://www.ruwonnepal.org.np

  • Volunteer

    Courageous Compassion

    Opportunities

    TEACH in Nepal

    Join us for 10 days or even 10 years! Leverage your martial knowledge, skills and experience to empower those at risk of abuse, exploitation, human trafficking and enslavement. Teach Self-Defense in Nepal!

     

    HOST at Your Martial Arts School

    Provide the opportunity for young martial artists from at risk communities to train at your school. Gift the knowledge and training experience for them to begin a career teaching self-defense in disadvantaged communities.

     

    FUNDRAISE

    Assist us in fundraising. Host a fundraising event in your town or start your own fundraising campaign.

     

    SHARE Your Communication Skills

    Grants! Help SpringHeart by researching, composing and executing grants.

     

    ADVOCATE Online and at Your School

    Connect with your friends and followers and engage with them on topics that are important to you, including the SpringHeart Solution.

     

    BUILD SpringHeart’s Volunteer Network

    Connect together and inspire martial artists worldwide.

  • Ways to Donate

    1. Donate your time and talent! See "Volunteer" section for details.
    2. Donate training equipment, new & used. Use "Contact" section to discuss.
    3. Donate training shoes and uniforms. Use "Contact" section to discuss.
    4. Donate Financially:
    • Mail a check, with a print out of this donation form
    • Transfer Funds via bank transfer. Use "Contact" section to arrange.
    • Click the "Donate" Button below to make an online donation.
    • To set up recurring monthly donations: Click the "Subscribe" Button further below and chose from 10 options starting at $15/month all the way to $1000/month! 

    SpringHeart is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to SpringHeart are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. SpringHeart’s tax identification number is 81-3906683.

     

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