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.
Author: Evelyn Mason
From a Whisper to a Roar (Part 1): Silence Costs Too Much
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.
Your Face Can Tell a Warrior’s Tale
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.
Throw A Look Before A Punch – Your Gaze Can Change Everything
“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?
Never in the History of “Calm Down” has “Calm Down” Ever Worked – We Need a Better Approach
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?
Putting Violence in its Place – But Not How You Think
I had no idea what to do with violence. So I hid and tried my best to keep everyone around me from getting mad at me. Co-dependency much? Oh yes. All day, every day. For years. I mean, if you’re small and weak, what else can you do? We’ll get to that. But first…