Going into unfamiliar territory is a little challenging for most people. For women who are thinking about taking self defense training, it can be even more challenging.
What if I have zero experience? What if I am not in great shape? What if I look foolish or silly? How rough will the training be? Will I get injured? Will this bring up bad memories and feelings of past trauma?
Maybe you feel that self defense training doesn’t really apply to you…
Women’s self defense is a topic that always comes up in Spring for a couple of reasons. One, April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Two, it’s close to the end of the school year and a lot of young women are graduating high school and leaving home to start college.
As you know, there are many stories of sexual violence against women on college campuses in America. But the hot topic of sexual violence on college campuses is just a small part of a much larger problem. Rarely does factual data about the nature sexual violence and effective strategies of resistance get reported in the news. Perhaps that is a contributing factor to why more women don’t get self defense training.
Being on the ground when a bad guy is standing above and attacking you is very bad position to be in, but it is also common position that you may…
One of the most powerful learning models and coaching tools in personal defense is analyzing real world incidents. This cuts through all the theory and looks at objective evidence. Reality.
Let’s look at two real world incidents that happened recently here in Birmingham, one of which happened this very morning, and see what actionable intelligence you can gather to develop a very reliable tactic to survive if you are targeted for an attack.