Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Self Defense, An Essential Guide to Survival

This past weekend I participated in a women's self defense training at the studio.  The training lasted three hours and the instructor taught a series of protection techniques with different scenarios that enabled us to think in terms of application.  My husband attended the training with me.  I'm glad he was able to participate with me in this training.  The instructor stressed the importance that we both were educated on the information taught so we could practice.  Practicing the techniques taught in a self defense training is important as it enables you to develop muscle memory.  The information that was taught was simple and easy to remember however in a situation where you are being attacked, I can understand that one would not think of such techniques to do unless previously trained.  The instructor also provided all the class participants with a study manual to go over further at home.  I really enjoyed this training and feel it's an important skill one should take seriously and participate in for their own personal safety.  I hope I never have to utilize my self defense skills, however if I ever do, I feel confident that I have the knowledge base to protect myself when necessary.  For more information on Women's Self Defense Awareness, visit: The Association for Women's Self Defense Advancement (www.awsda.org/) or T.A.K.E. Defense Foundation Training (www.takedefense.org/).  There are multiple resources out there, please take the first step and do your research. It could save your life.

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