Many people dream of making the world a better place. As a leader and activist in the Empowerment Self Defense movement, Yehudit (Yudit) Zicklin-Sidikman has been creating a safer world for over three decades.
Yehudit is a philanthropist and social entrepreneur who goes beyond vision, implementing solutions through action. She has founded both non-profit organizations and private companies dedicated to teaching Empowerment Self Defense (ESD), violence prevention, and personal safety strategies to all who want and need them.
Yehudit's deep well of experience and knowledge, in combination with her approachability and humor, makes her one of the leading voices in the anti-violence movement today.
For the sake of women and children everywhere, I am so grateful to Yehudit for doing her big work in the world."
~ Erin Weed, Founder of Evoso Academy and Girls Fight Back
Yehudit continues to walk, run, speak, and enthrall. She can make you cry with laughter. She is humane. She will raise your spirits.
She fills the world with hope and inspiration, all while remaining grounded and by imparting a few simple skills.”
~ Chana Weinberger, Director of Educational Development and Training, El HaLev
Yehudit came along and lifted me up, dusted me off, gave me new blood and breath; she took the ball that so many of us have had in play, and RAN with it.
Yehudit chimes a perfect note on at least 3 levels; intellectual, spiritual, and physical. "
~ Ellen Snortland, award-winning columnist and author of Beauty Bites Beast
We have the opportunity to create the cultural shift we need to build a safer future.
And here's how we're making it happen:
2003 - 2020