On Saturday, Abdulla contacted Misho Ceko, the head instructor at Chicago Mixed Martial Arts, to develop what she calls a “Hate Crime Survival Seminar.”

It was motivated, she said, by the recent spike in racist and violent incidents against Muslims and other groups.

The pair got to work on putting two escapes together. The movements are based on Brazilian Jui Jitsu, and are specifically designed to help smaller people overcome larger opponents.

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