Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
In the following blogposts I will try my best to give you brief and hopefully straightforward and to-the point advice about how you may reduce the risks of becoming a target of intimidation, threats, harassment and sexual violence.
There are a couple of relly important things to have in mind though:
First of all there are no guarantee about anything in life... I wish I could give you a fool-proof self-defense system that would work for anyone at any time. To me, systems which claim to have "The Answer" are quite dangerous, simply because they may install a false sense of security. Also, they try to make very complex issues overly simplistic.
It is of utmost importance that you reflect upon any piece of self-defense advice given to you - in particular those given by men (that would be people like me...)! It is my firm belief that you will be better of by:
- Thoroughly examining the validity and truthfullness of the given information.
- Asking yourself if there might be any hidden agendas or motives
- Using your best judgment to look for what will suit you as a person
I simply ask you not to trust me simply because I've been teaching women self-defense for close to thirty years! It might be that I know what I'm talking about, but how can you be sure? This is your safety and well-being we are talking about here, not my potentially "hurt feelings" of not being trusted!
If you eventually decide to trust me and my selfdefense tips for women then I'd be honored and glad. If you don't, that's quite OK too :-) And by all means, take your time! I'm not sure if I'll be around in thirty years from now; I only know I'm not any "here today - gone tomorrow" sleazeball. I will at lest do my very best to be your guide for years to come.
I really hope you'll find this blog on women's self-defense tips usefull. Oh, and feel free to comment!
Here's to your well-being and safety,