Night Strike is the world's first self-defence video series for and by the blind. This is Johnny Tai's story.
A totally blind, partially deaf, martial arts instructor and crisis counsellor, Johnny Tai is the guiding force behind Night Strike, a series of unique videos that combine re-enactments from Johnny's life with practical self-defence instruction from a blind person's perspective. The combative arts have been part of Johnny’s life for as long as he can remember, from defending himself against a kidnapper at the age of 8, to challenging his abusive father to a boxing match. Drawing from his own violent past, Johnny sets out to teach others how to defend themselves against victimization, and in the process reveals the sometimes painful memories that helped shape him into the person he is today.
Johnny's vision for Night Strike will be produced by a team of experienced story-tellers. We are all very excited about the potential of this project and are ready to dedicate our time and creative energy to creating this unique series.
Donning a blindfold, members of the public will have the opportunity to experience Johnny's unique teaching methods.
At the event Johnny will demonstrate self-defence for both sighted and blind people. This will also be an opportunity for a dialogue between all participants.