We live in a time that everything is a national holiday or it’s an awareness for something. April is known as Sexual Assault Awareness month. As you also know Sexual Assault does not discriminate on gender, race, or religion.
I always thought that learning a martial art would make me violent or aggressive. I also thought that if I knew some sort of self-defense I would be untouchable. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Knowing a self defense will not keep me from being victimized. It’s important to understand that self-defense is a tool to get out of a certain situation. It’s not going to save you from being a victim, it will make you a survivor.
My advice to everyone is this. Learn stand up and know some ground defense. This will allow you to control the situation. Keep the assailant at a distance or a way to allow you to get away. Safety first!! The two self-defense I use are Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu.
I suggest that you look in your local community and find a place that will teach you. You don’t need to have a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu or a high level Muay Thai fighter. Your goal is to learn one or two moves that will keep you save and survive the situation. It’s better to know how to defend yourself, than to be in a situation that will show you why you have have learned something.
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