We may think we sound fierce! But we sound like a lion cub squeaking out a baby roar. We need to learn and practice in a safe place so that when some nasty person comes at us, we’re already taking charge and using our voice appropriately.
Our self-defense classes train the low growl as a high-value technique in our toolkit. We start with a warning. If someone’s getting too close, you calmly, quietly, but firmly tell them to back off.
We can’t even protect ourselves, let alone anyone else, if the situation creates a fear we can’t overcome. So we choose to do the hard work. We choose to walk into self-defense class again and again, and again.
Warriors are trained to be fearless. What does “fearless” mean? The absence of fear? No one can keep fear from pouring in, but the warrior is trained to set it aside and act separated from fear. Hence, for all intents and purposes – fearless.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ~Benjamin Franklin
Learning how to use your eyes as a self-defense tool takes solid instruction and feedback to get it right. Sure you could “try this at home” but how will you know if you’re going to just get laughed at and attacked anyway?
Let’s be honest. Somebody needs to be the adult here, the calm one, the cool under pressure person, so violence is stopped then and there, as soon as possible. Do you think someone else should be that person? Are you really depending on another person to protect you? Do you want to chance it?