Self defense is a right. You do not have to take martial arts to learn how to protect yourself. No one has the right to hurt you and you have every right to protect yourself and your loved ones from harm. In the world that we live in today has seen a rise of attacks on both men, women and children. Just in the Washington DC metro area we have seen a number of attacks on women.
Looking at the news across the county this is sad to say not usual. I have been a martial artist and self defense instructor for over 30 years. In my 30 plus years I find it VERY sad that so many people are acting like we live in a Alice In Wonderland world. There are a number of great programs and schools that offer outstanding course / classes on self defense yet I see very few people taking the courses. Some of these course are even free to the public. Yes, free yet there are few if any people in the classes.
We as a people are in a poor state of health and from my view also a poor state of mind. These words are not directed at everyone as there are people out there that do take care of themselves but they are few. We all know someone that is out of shape, we all know someone that should be in one of these self defense classes.
Every man, father and son should be pushing each and every women that they know into one of these classes. Gentlemen after the attack happens is not good enough. Ladies these classes are for you they are about you. God forbid you are ever attacked but it is better to have and not need then too need and not have.
Most men just do not understand what a lot of women have to put up with and most will not until they are in their later years like their 60s and up. Take a break from the TV, Cooking, Children, Loved one, hair dresser, Nail place, etc and do this one thing for you.