I Think Every Young Girl and Woman Should Learn Self-defense

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 135 People

    And, If Legal, Get a Gun Permit;...

    you don't have to own a gun (but why not, they are only useful tools to have if needed) but you ensure that the Fundamentalists and Political see the amount of folks who agree with self defense! Learn to be situational aware, use common sense, and be prepared to fight or...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2009

    Sons

    Now I have sons that are each about 6', 210.  One of them got a busted up shoulder when some guys tried to mug him.  His car had broken down not far from his apartment and he was carrying his laundry home. He must have looked like some homeless guy and...
    rw5453 rw5453
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jun 20, 2009

    Its Important

    when you hear from women and girls who are assaulted they all say the same thing i never thought it would happen to me. it can happen to you so be ready dont be a victim make them sorry they ever tried to **** with you :)
    justjoni justjoni
    22-25, F
    Aug 21, 2012

    Within the first 5 mins of getting a new app,

    someone desperately asks for my mail address to do a experiment. called "Mixing the gender norms."
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 3, 2015

    A Few More Tips

     I posted this as a comment to SOUL's story, but I want everyone to see it in case one of these tips could help you someday: 1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!  2. Learned this from a...
    Jenniedvm Jenniedvm
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Mar 12, 2009

    Doing an 8 week free self defence at a centre

    near me, it looks like a great way to protect myself in the future and if it goes well I might do another one. I'm not going to let myself be a victim if I can help it
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 6, 2015

    Sons

    Now I have sons that are each about 6', 210.  One of them got a busted up shoulder when some guys tried to mug him.  His car had broken down not far from his apartment and he was carrying his laundry home. He must have looked like some homeless guy and...
    rw5453 rw5453
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jun 20, 2009

    It Is Really Useful!

    Years ago I took SAS course, specially for women. I mean - they of course didn't traned us to be killers, but we learned to protect us agains sexual assaults, bag grabbing etc. Thanks to God, I never needed (yet) those skills, but I must say, it gave me a certain confidence...
    GinaConvair GinaConvair
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 11, 2009

    Too Right They Do!

    I don't get hassled now half as much as i did when i was a young woman but at one point in my life i was scared for my own safety and i hardly left the house. When i was 15 i went to a club with one of my friends, her boyfriend lived close so she left and went to his house and we...
    thehippy thehippy
    41-45, F
    8 Responses May 7, 2009

    Looking For Real Stories Using Self Defense

    Anyone have a real life situation where you were able to use the self defense tactics you learned to free yourself and NOT become a victim? Looking for real, verifiable stories to use in an on-line magazine for women shooters. Wanting to show other women the importance of...
    MamaKat27 MamaKat27
    41-45, F
    Nov 10, 2013

    Self Defence

    i encouraged my daughters to learn tai kwan do from an early age they will never be anyones victim it cant be used to bully others but woe betide anyone that attacks someone with the skill and knowledge of tai kwan  do
    keith64 keith64
    46-50, M
    Jan 21, 2011

    Self Defense For Women

    I enrolled my daughters in both self defence and assertivness training. I took carloads of young women on the long trek to these classes each week for what seemed like forever. They were thanking me and I told them "If it saves even one of you from a dangerous situation...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    15 Responses Mar 9, 2009

    Strongly Agree

    There were times that I regretted not being able to kick someones arse. I carry some self defense stuff with me, but I am sure by the time I find them in my back pack I am beyond help. Thank you student of Unifying Life, great advise.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2009

    I've never taken a self defense class of any

    kind, but I do keep a camshaft in my car at all times until I can get a gun and a CCW to go with it.
    WeArePilots WeArePilots
    18-21, F
    Jul 15, 2015
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