On Sunday the 13th I will teach my first self defense class to people who are not blood relatives or friends. It’s very exciting and while I am not nervous now, I know the morning before I will be. I earned my certification back in August, but life was so busy that I only had energy to teach some friends. Over the holiday break my nieces and nephew were here and I practiced on them. Good thing I did too because I needed a refresher. It went well and now I sleep a little better knowing they can fight back and disable any moron that tries to hurt them.
It will be a free community seminar at a local yoga/pilates studio. My hope is the class is so popular other studios ask me to teach and I can teach a follow-up class at this studio. We will go over the ABC’s, Attack By Combination with a focus on the Eyes, Ears, and Groin. Attendants will learn the best moves to disable an attacker. With the most recent publicized cases of rape, witnesses recording and bragging about rape, and the failure for our leaders to pass the Violence Against Women Act I hope for a large turnout.
The timing is also great because I just published a book to empower women on the path to self-defense, “You Can Fight Back: Emotional and Physical Self Defense” is available to read completely for free on Bookemon.com. In this book you will find instructions and diagrams on how to fight back physically and how to prevent and be aware of emotional abuse. I included my own personal story of how I stopped being a victim and advice on how to live fiercely. It is possible to fight back. There is no reason for girls and women to put up with people who joke about rape, openly objectify women, demoralize men who refuse to join in the degradation of women, and try to make the war on women sound like a something a hairy legged man hater made up. It is imperative that we as a society stop allowing rape culture to exist. We can no longer humiliate others as a form of comedy, and we must express our right to no longer put down half the human race because of disgusting traditions.
If you are in the area near Carlsbad, CA this weekend you can sign up for a FREE Self Defense Seminar. This Sunday January 13th at 1-2pm for women ages 13- adult. Located in downtown at Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness. https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=28924