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As police violence against Black people in the USA persists, activists have brainstormed incredible solutions. Kai Tomalin, a Black marital artist, poses the question "Does protecting myself require hurting someone else?" With his expansive knowledge of martial arts styles, Buddhist philosophy from his time living in a Japanese temple, and his unique experience being raised as a Black man in Florida, he shares his nonviolent self-defense style, Luòyè Dao, and its use to protect our communities by shifting our Western perceptions of violence and collectivism.

Jadyn Newman

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