Da'Mon Stith

Da'Mon Stith

is creating Film Making, Novels, and African Martial Arts

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Greetings,
My name is Da'Mon Stith and for the passed 20 years I have been researching African-based martial arts with the intent to use those skills to:

1. reconstruct and preserve these art forms that are dying out
2. offer financial support to the masters and the communities where these arts are still being practiced
3. share this knowledge, through classes, workshops, and video tutorials, with the world community but especially with people of African descent since there has been a long term systematic destruction and depreciation of our history and culture
4.  cause a paradigm shift in media by creating films, novels, children's book, toys, music, etc based on the knowledge gained from the elders.

In order to help facilitate this, we intend to host regular workshops, inviting master teachers from Africa, South America, and the Caribbean who will share their knowledge, culture, and personal story. At the same time we will plan trips to these various countries and communities to experience the art firsthand.

This continued interaction will benefit both parties since it will provide financial support to the masters and their communities while allowing us to learn more about our shared history and to experience a world outside of our norm.

We would then offer ongoing classes in order to expand our community and understanding of the art. The larger the community the more opportunities for enrichment on both sides.

Finally, we would use this information to tell our stories on a larger, more long-range scale via film and literature.

Our idea of self is shaped by what's around us. Media is a powerful tool for transformation or for slavery. Think of how brave souls crossed 1000 of miles in order to come to a land of opportunity. This idealize image was in part created the American film industry. This same film industry is notorious for reinforcing stereotypes and denigrating tropes.

With your support we can combat the biased norm by using our voice to tell our own stories.
Thank you for your support.
Greetings,
My name is Da'Mon Stith and for the passed 20 years I have been researching African-based martial arts with the intent to use those skills to:

1. reconstruct and preserve these art forms that are dying out
2. offer financial support to the masters and the communities where these arts are still being practiced
3. share this knowledge, through classes, workshops, and video tutorials, with the world community but especially with people of African descent since there has been a long term systematic destruction and depreciation of our history and culture
4.  cause a paradigm shift in media by creating films, novels, children's book, toys, music, etc based on the knowledge gained from the elders.

In order to help facilitate this, we intend to host regular workshops, inviting master teachers from Africa, South America, and the Caribbean who will share their knowledge, culture, and personal story. At the same time we will plan trips to these various countries and communities to experience the art firsthand.

This continued interaction will benefit both parties since it will provide financial support to the masters and their communities while allowing us to learn more about our shared history and to experience a world outside of our norm.

We would then offer ongoing classes in order to expand our community and understanding of the art. The larger the community the more opportunities for enrichment on both sides.

Finally, we would use this information to tell our stories on a larger, more long-range scale via film and literature.

Our idea of self is shaped by what's around us. Media is a powerful tool for transformation or for slavery. Think of how brave souls crossed 1000 of miles in order to come to a land of opportunity. This idealize image was in part created the American film industry. This same film industry is notorious for reinforcing stereotypes and denigrating tropes.

With your support we can combat the biased norm by using our voice to tell our own stories.
Thank you for your support.

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