Matt Richer - Presenter

Sexual Violence Awareness Training Coordinator

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Matt Richer was born in Northern Quebec and moved to Ignace Ontario at the age of six. He would later move to Thunder Bay where he attended Lakehead University earning his Bachelor of Arts degree focusing on Psychology and Sociology. Matt has spent a lifetime studying martial arts. He has earned five blackbelts in a variety of martial arts and advanced ranking in modern combatives. In the 90's Matt moved to Korea to further study martial arts earning his Blackbelt in Hapkido while living there. Matt currently owns the Leading Edge Gym where he teaches Boxing ,Mixed Martial Arts ,Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense . As part of his Street Safe NWO program Matt has travelled to many Northern Communities conducting workshops on women's empowerment and practical self defense. Matt recently accepted a position with ONWA as their Sexual Violence Awareness Training Coordinator and looks forward to further working with ,teaching and empowering Indigenous women.
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Matt Richer's Sessions


In this workshop we will be looking at the necessary skills needed for your personal safety whether at home, work or out in the community.
Topics will include learning to increase our situational awareness, the importance of intuition, de-fusing and de-escalation strategies, the fight/flight/freeze response and physical self-defense, tools, targets and tactics.
Date: March 16, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm