This is a four part series of courses to prepare you for basic self-defense, personal and street safety, boundary setting and assertiveness and rape awareness & prevention. After the completion of this course, you will be ready for everyday dangers by exercising situational awareness and much more.
Introduction to Basic Self Defense
In this course, you’ll learn how to condition yourself to be alert and aware of dangerous situations that can easily be prevented. In addition, you will learn to develop and utilize the following components:
- How to use your natural instincts to protect and defend yourself
- Master the basics of assessing your environment for weapons and escape routes
- Understanding the key vital points of the body that can distract an attacker
- A natural defensive stance that can throw any attacker off-guard
- Basic strikes, basic blocks, basic kicks
- An overview of self-defense at close, middle, and longer ranges.
Personal & Street Safety
There is no reason to live in fear of crime and violence. There is however reason to take reasonable precautions. In doing so, you will have deterred most criminals from choosing you as their victim.
The reason is simple; there are thousands of people around who are easier and safer targets. The harder you make it for the criminal to victimize you, the more likely he is to go ply his trade elsewhere. You won’t have stopped the criminal from being a criminal, but you will have stopped him from choosing you as a victim.
This means knowing how the criminal amd violent people think and what they need to succeed. These aren’t good people gone bad, they’re bad people; gone worse. You also need to understand what provokes violence, what violence really is and that it comes in many different levels.Â Without this fundamental understanding, there can be no cohesiveness in what you do to protect yourself (and your property).
Boundary Setting & Assertives
Boundaries, some are very real and tangible, like the fence that runs along your property. Others are inside you, determining what you do, what you don’t do and what you will tolerate others doing to you.
What are boundaries?
A great deal has been said about people who have no boundaries and cannot stand up for themselves and how they are victimized by others; sometimes violently. These people have not established those invisible boundaries of commitment to self; clarifying to themselves what they will and will not tolerate. Those are boundaries in their simplest forms.
However, there are another set of invisible boundaries that must be honored, much like that fence showing the limits of your yard. Those are other people’s boundaries. The fence that keeps your neighbor’s dog out, also keeps yours in. Boundaries work both ways. They prevent people from invading our space and they prevent us from invading the space of others.
Assertive vs. Aggressive
The difference between being assertive vs. aggressive often determines whether you will be attacked or not. Unfortunately, a whole lot of people who are attacked think they are being assertive; when in fact, they are being aggressive.
Once you are consciously aware of these standards, then you have a far better chance of being assertive rather than aggressive. Bringing those standards to your attention is what this course will provide for you.
Rape Awareness & Resistance
A Look at How Rape Really Happens
Many women think of rape as a stranger jumping out of the bushes and sexually assaulting her. This is a good news and bad news situation.
The good news is that the “jump out the bushes rapist is:
A) the rarest type and
B) the easiest to avoid and prevent.
The same measures that keep you from being robbed will protect you from being sexually assaulted in this manner. So, the odds of this happening to you are pretty rare to start with and a little bit of knowledge and a few simple, commonsense measures will greatly reduce those odds even further.
Now, for the really good news, if you are not associating with a certain kind of people or engaging in high risk behaviors, the odds of you being raped plummet close to zero.
Unfortunately, that is the last of the good news. The bad news is that the reality of rape is not simple. It is, in fact, a complex problem. Yet, complex problems, seldom, if ever, have simple solutions.
An undisputed truth is that “stranger” rapes only constitute a minute number of rapes. An overwhelming majority of sexual assaults occur between people who know one another. Sometimes intimately, sometimes peripherally, but it is someone you have regular dealings with.
That means it is not just a simple “crime” nearly as much as it’s a twisted extension and extreme ofhuman interaction. That is where things start getting complicated.
This course gives you the components to effectively be aware of and resist situations that could possibly put you in harm’s way.