To everyone (man or woman, it doesn’t matter):
Self defense is a serious issue. The world is not a kind place and your safety should not be something at risk. Sure there are police and such, however, they are not ALWAYS around. I was about to address this to just women, but then I remembered that there are some men out there as well who may not be the strongest person in the world…
I took a little mini self defense class tonight and it was enlightening. Being a college student in a big city, there is a lot to be aware of. Learning even the tiniest bit of self defense could come in handy one day (if ever needed). The chances of getting attacked is small but is not so small that it would never happen. There is still the off chance that it could happen to you. Being educated and knowing a few escape tricks could immensely help you. Being prepared is the first step. You cannot always be 100% aware or know what is going to happen, so learning even the tiniest bit may help.
I was taught tonight that if ever grabbed or put in a threatening situation, do the following things (unless there is a weapon such as a gun or knife, then comply):
I was taught these by a double black belt or whatever, so if they are wrong or you have heard different things, then great. Do whatever you can to keep yourself safe.
I’m not meaning to be a debbie downer but it is a harsh reality that the world is not a safe place.