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Reality-Based Women's Self-Defense Program - What to Look For

Mar 25, 2008
Serious thought should be put into what you should be looking for when looking for a good, solid, and reliable women's self-defense program. As a general rule, you should first ask for, and verify, the instructor's credentials. This is true regardless of whether you're...

* an Adult who wants to be able to handle herself, or...

* a concerned parent who wants your daughter to be safe in an often unsafe world

This is a very important point, because, like few other things in your life...

... your life could depend - literally - on the choice you make.

The unfortunate truth is that the world is full of people who have just enough knowledge, ability, and judgment, to get by. We all seen it. In fact, you probably know and maybe even work with one or two every day!

This is not to say that a black belt, martial arts teacher cannot protect him or herself with the skills they've learned. But, which person would you trust your life to if given the choice...

... someone who has probably learned and practiced their skills to be used in a sport competition in order to earn a belt, trophy, or...

... a person who has a background and actual experience with having to deal with real attacks from real aggressors and had to insure that what they were learning would allow them to survive?

You really don't have to answer because we both know the answer, don't we?

Other Considerations When Choosing a Self-Defense Program for Girls and Women

When considering a self-defense program for women, refer to the following partial list that outlines some of the major differences between self-defense for men and women.

* Social Beliefs - from childhood, most girls have been taught that fighting was not "lady-like."

God! What would people think?

* Situational Self-Defense - sexual assault and rape are two of the most significant differences between men and women when it comes to what each has to worry about in an attack.

The fact that men are usually dealing with the more obvious situations (muggings and competitive ("oh-yeah! let's go!"-type fighting come to mind). While women, and more and more young girls, are required to deal with subtle tactics like date-rape or being ambushed by a group.

This is complicated with the addition of the strength and size difference between men and women that I talk about. This difference creates and significantly different situation for women, which of course calls for very different defense tactics.

* Incorrect Information - I believe that the majority of teachers and instructors mean well. They aren't out to con you. It's just that...

... these people lack the fundamental, real-world experience to go on - they don't know any better - and end up in a blind-leading-the-blind kind of situation.

... they make assumptions that seem logical and rational within their own frame of reference.

The contradiction is that we're talking about defensive situations here...

... women's self-defense...

... reliable self-protection strategies for effective self-defense for women. Not...

... baking a cake, where, if you do it wrong, it won't kill you.

Remember that, making a mistake in a women's self-defense scenario, especially against a bigger, stronger, determined attacker, could be very costly.
About the Author
Before you buy one more women's self-defense book, you owe it to yourself to look at the womens-self-defense resources at Jeffrey Miller's site. You can also subscribe to his self-defense newsletter.
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