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YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY AND SELF DEFENSE CONTINUUM.

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Your Personal Safety and Self-defense Continuum

Your Personal Safety & Self-Defense Continuum

When we discuss our student's personal safety and self-defense plan, we highlight four parts that we feel are critical to their success. The continuum of personal safety and self-defense include: understanding crime and the criminal mindset, having an effective personal safety and prevention strategy(ies), a toolbox of simple physical defenses and weapon use, and a survival mind-set and fighting spirit.

Part 1 - Understanding Crime and the Criminal Mindset

The first part of training centers around understanding that crime is a process and is not about the bad man jumping out of the bushes. It is understanding that as women, our attackers more than likely will be known, versus the stranger attacks.

Therefore, your training should be able to answer the following questions. Do you understand how crime happens? Do you understand the crime triangle? Do you understand the five stages of violent crime? Do you understand what a criminal is looking for in a victim?

Part 2 - Having Effective Personal Safety and Prevention Strategies

The next part of training is about your own personal safety and prevention strategies. How do you handle your body language? Do you know what it is saying about you and telling others? What habits are you currently engaged in that could place you in harm's way? What new habits are you developing to lower the opportunities for crime to happen to you? Are you utilizing the color coding process to be able to find an escape route when needed? Do you feel comfortable using verbal self-defense?

Part 3 - A Toolbox of Simple Physical Defenses and Weapon Use

The third part is simple physical defense and weapon use. We are not looking for complicated, muscle driven moves. Every self-defense move that is utilized should be quick, effective and based on natural body reactions. The goal is to create an opportunity for escape and survival; not go 3 rounds in a caged mixed-martial arts fight. Are you comfortable around weapons? Are you comfortable improvising with tools on hand: hairbrush, pen, cellphone, newspaper, magazine, shoe, etc., as potential weapons? Do you know where to strike to get the quickest response?

Part 4 - A Survival Mind-Set and Fighting Spirit

Part four is the mental rehearsal for self-defense. It's giving yourself permission that you do have the right to defend yourself. That you are worth defending. It's creating a mind-set that states, "I will survive!" It is about taking fear and turning it into power. It is about believing that you can.

By utilizing the above four parts, you can successfully create your own personal safety and self-defense continuum.

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Upcoming Classes 

Take a look at our available classes & seminars and come join us for some self-defense training fun!

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Angie M. Tarighi

CEO & Personal Safety Expert

Women's Self-Defense Institute

908.217.4502

5 REASONS TO TAKE A SELF DEFENSE COURSE

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5 Reasons for Women to Take a Self-Defense Course

The very fact that this article has to be written speaks volumes about the collective female psyche of today. As a group, we continue to deny the need for our own self-protection, relying instead on arguments that the law, our spouse, brother, father, etc, should be protecting us. The statistical reality is that the ones we expect to protect us are the majority of the ones committing the crimes. But the reality is, if we expect things to change, than we need to be the principal architects in effectuating that change.

So let's sum up the basic 5 reasons why EVERY female should be taking some type of women's self defense course to ensure her own safety.

1) Crime can happen to anyone at anytime. Whether you want to live in your fantasy world or not, that is the harsh reality. At some point in your life as a woman you will flash across a predator's (mainly male) radar as prey. You will be attacked. You will be alone and you will be vulnerable. And most likely, it will come from the one you least expected. The next question, what will you do?

2) Be the role model for the next generation. We tell our daughters they can be anything they want. How about safe? How do we show them how to protect themselves against rape, incest, assault, domestic violence, etc, if we don't set the example of being strong and standing up for ourselves by being able to defend ourselves - emotionally, verbally, physically and spiritually? If we continue to move in silence about the things that happen to us (rape, assault, emotional battering, domestic violence) how are we going to help our daughters become stronger and show our sons what is and is not acceptable behavior from a male?

3) Become Empowered. I have watched countless women come into my classes as sheep and walk out as determined, strong, empowered women ready to take control of their own lives. A self defense course can't empower you; but it can educate you in showing you the options who have to take control of your life and feel safer in your world.

4) This is true LIFE Insurance. We spend money to ensure our cars, our life, our jewelry, disability insurance, travel insurance, our rental property, etc., but yet we hesitate when spending money on a self defense class that can truly SAVE our lives. Women's self-defense classes have an incredible positive impact on their participants and greatly change lives for the better. Self defense classes provide you with real insurance to protect your life.

5) Do it for those who count on you. If you won't do it for yourself and the top 4 reasons, how about for those who count on you the most - your kids, spouse, parents, siblings, etc? What happens if you are now dead or incapacitated because of a crime? Who takes care of those that you took care of?

Take the time to take care of yourself and empower your life by taking a women's self defense class. You just might surprise yourself with what you are capable of doing. And I guarantee you that you will find a whole new strength and outlook that will improve your life.

Upcoming Classes

Take a look at our available classes & seminars and come join us for some self-defense training fun!

Click on the image on the right to be taken to our class page.

We hope you enjoy the updates and look forward to seeing you in one of classes, seminars or lunch & learn sessions.

Yours in Empowerment,

Angie M. Tarighi

CEO & Personal Safety Expert

Women's Self-Defense Institute

908.217.4502

DO YOU KNOW YOUR SELF DEFENSE A,B,Cs ?

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Do you know your self-defense A,B,Cs?
 
People try very hard in life to complicate things that aren't that complicated.

Women's self-defense is one of those areas. Lots of folks spend time trying to "scare" women into taking classes instead of just addressing a basic fact: you can't defend yourself if you haven't learned your self defense ABCs.

A is for Awareness & Avoidance

Sounds pretty simple, right? The reality is that if we pay more attention to our surroundings and our "women's intuition", we can very quickly highlight potentially dangerous situations and/or individuals. By using color coding methods and awareness strategies, we are able to provide ourselves with escape routes to avoid potentially dangerous scenarios. Awareness & avoidance training is all about survival and not having to engage in a violent encounter.

B is for Body Language & Boundaries

How we carry ourselves says a lot about who we are. Predators are looking for prey and the last thing you want to do is to appear as prey. So how do you not look like prey? By making eye contact, shoulders back, and walking with purpose you send a clear signal that you are aware and not an easy target. Boundaries are tough for women given that we are trained as caretakers. But the reality is that you need to feel comfortable in saying "NO" and setting a clear boundary as to how close someone gets to you and what you allow them to do. Body language & boundary setting is all about using your body and voice to send a clear signal that you are not easy prey.

C is for Contact & Confidence

Contact is simply being able to deal with a violent situation with confidence in your own personal power. Do you have the personal protection and self defense skill sets to fight off, if you have to, a violent predator? Are you confident in your skills? Are you confident in your ability to control your fear and act? Do you have a game plan if confronted with violence? Contact & confidence training teaches you the multitude of self defense options you have available to you.

The ABCs of women's self defense aren't that tough. They do, however, require some training. None of us are born with all knowledge. We all train and learn to better ourselves and to keep ourselves safe. Have you completed your women's self defense ABC training?

This article is by; www.womensselfdefenseinstitute.com

IT IS WISE TO HAVE SOME SELF DEFENSE TRAINING

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In today’s society, the need to protect yourself is becoming more and more necessary, even if you think it probably would not happen to you, you never know.  It could be a friend that turns on you almost as much as it could be a stranger who attacks you.   Women and young girls get attacked much more often than guys because they are easier targets and don’t usually know how to protect themselves as much as guys.  Here is where taking a self-defense class is greatly to your advantage no matter who you are. Classes in self-defense training can help you to prepare for being attacked and make you more aware of your surroundings.  If you choose to use a Pepper Spray device, a Stun Gun, a Taser, or even a Hand Gun you would benefit from having some defense training.  Defense training helps you learn how to react and properly use whatever mode of protection you choose to use, in a particular situation.  Don’t forget that criminals use all the devices you can use.  So just having a device to use to protect yourself in an attack is not fully protective unless you know how to use it and how to react in a situation because of your self-defense training.When you choose to train in self-defense, the knowledge is with you and available for use at any moment, immediately, 24/7.  When you don’t have time to reach for your device/weapon, you can immediately defend yourself.  So take some time to consider choices for defense. Talk to some friends, do some research.  Keep in mind that what someone else prefers to use for defense may not be what you will want to use.  However, it’s good to get some opinions.  There are many less than lethal self-defense options out there and it may be difficult to decide what you want to use.   Remember, to keep practicing the self-defense moves on a regular basis to keep the learned reaction active.

By:  Lance Murray

5 Reasons for women to take a self defense course

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5 Reasons for Women to Take a Self-Defense Course

The very fact that this article, 5 reasons for women to take a self-defense course, has to be written speaks volumes about the collective female psyche of today.  As a group, we continue to deny the need for our own self-protection, relying instead on arguments that the law, our spouse, brother, father, etc, should be protecting us.  The statistical reality is that the ones we expect to protect us are the majority of the ones committing the crimes.  But the reality is, if we expect things to change, than we need to be the principal architects in effectuating that change.

So let's sum up the basic 5 reasons why EVERY female should be taking some type of women's self defense course to ensure her own safety.

1) Crime can happen to anyone at anytime.  Whether you want to live in your fantasy world or not, that is the harsh reality.  At some point in your life as a woman you will flash across a predator's (mainly male) radar as prey.  You will be attacked.  You will be alone and you will be vulnerable.  And most likely, it will come from the one you least expected.  The next question, what will you do?

2) Be the role model for the next generation.  We tell our daughters they can be anything they want.  How about safe?  How do we show them how to protect themselves against rape, incest, assault, domestic violence, etc, if we don't set the example of being strong and standing up for ourselves by being able to defend ourselves - emotionally, verbally, physically and spiritually?  If we continue to move in silence about the things that happen to us (rape, assault, emotional battering, domestic violence) how are we going to help our daughters become stronger and show our sons what is and is not acceptable behavior from a male?

3) Become Empowered. I have watched countless women come into my classes as sheep and walk out as determined, strong, empowered women ready to take control of their own lives.   A self defense course can't empower you; but it can educate you in showing you the options who have to take control of your life and feel safer in your world.

4) This is true LIFE Insurance. We spend money to ensure our cars, our life, our jewelry, disability insurance, travel insurance, our rental property, etc., but yet we hesitate when spending money on a self defense class that can truly SAVE our lives.  Women's self-defense classes have an incredible positive impact on their participants and greatly change lives for the better.  Self defense classes provide you with real insurance to protect your life.

5) Do it for those who count on you.  If you won't do it for yourself and the top 4 reasons, how about for those who count on you the most - your kids, spouse, parents, siblings, etc?  What happens if you are now dead or incapacitated because of a crime?  Who takes care of those that you took care of?

Take the time to take care of yourself and empower your life by taking a women's self defense class. You just might surprise yourself with what you are capable of doing.  And I guarantee you that you will find a whole new strength and outlook that will improve your life.

By www.self-defense-mind-body-spirit.com