It’s a great bit of advertising, certainly a catchy phrase. Most of us who heard it growing up, and over the years saw it morph to “You’re worth it,” and finally its current iteration, “We’re worth it.” But darling, you’re worth so much more than being able to change your hair color. You’re worth protecting, and once you get that idea firmly established in your heart and mind, you’ve got a super secret self-defense tool worth treasuring – and maintaining.
Kicking It Like You Matter
The why of all this is simple. You deserve to be protected, and the best one to protect you is you. That includes learning when and how to deliver that kick. And to bring the fire fueling it from the sense of outrage and righteous indignation we help you learn in our classes.
Forming a Fist: The Hidden Power of the Punch
We’re here to partner with you in your journey as you move from a beginner to trained and ready to face whatever comes with confidence and competence. And because we realize it takes more than a few classes to get the job done, we’re with you for the long haul, encouraging and spurring you on to higher and higher levels of strength and ability.
From a Whisper to a Roar (Part 3): The Stern Voice Says You Mean It
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.
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…