I wish to share my experience of Lynn Schoenfeld who's running for Clackamas County Sheriff. He has been my Krav Maga instructor for almost 10 years, and helped me recover from very old wounds.
His approach to helping his students will serve our county well.
Recovery from trauma firstly requires safe space. He has always maintained his gym as a safe place where people can learn to create and maintain their own safety. There is no tolerance for ego. He welcomes folks who just want to walk in peace.
Next is his unwavering message to students to trust their instincts and honor their natural responses to attack. This is critical for those who've been abused, having been taught to dismiss their own assessments and fear their own empowerment.
Lastly, he sticks to techniques that actually work. Many gyms get caught up in fancy techniques that stray from practicality, especially for non-athletes. His students' needs remain paramount in his protocols.
Underlying all this is a basic love for people that comes through in Lynn's daily interactions with folks and his sense of community. I hope you'll put pen to ballot for him on election day. Cheers!
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