Monthly Archives: November 2016

Be Empower Through Selfdefense

defense teaches women discipline, and that discipline transfers over to all other areas of their lives. Professionally, I know I am a better coach and businesswoman because self-defense taught me to be calm, control my breathing, and respond instead of reacting to situations. My demeanor has even changed due to the training I receive from self-defense. Personally, it taught me proper body control and understanding. It gave me overall strength, flexibility, dexterity, and cognitive awareness as an athlete. It taught me to be a better student by listening, observing, and learning about the art. Emotionally, it taught me to trust a process that has no definite end. In a microwave society where we want results now, self-defense taught me to be diligent, patient, and even take failures as signs of growth instead of abject defeat. Spiritually, I’m discovering daily revelation on how to become a better mother, daughter, sister, friend, and person altogether. Enduring hardship, and training towards a goal gave me inspired purpose, not just in the dojo but also in my daily walk. Learning self-defense pushed me to grow out of stagnancy and has given me a tool that has no monetary value.

 

Empowered yourself..

Be the role model for the next generation. We tell our daughters they can be anything they want. How about safe? How do we show them how to protect themselves against rape, incest, assault, domestic violence, etc, if we don’t set the example of being strong and standing up for ourselves by being able to defend ourselves – emotionally, verbally, physically and spiritually? If we continue to move in silence about the things that happen to us (rape, assault, emotional battering, domestic violence) how are we going to help our daughters become stronger and show our sons what is and is not acceptable behavior from a male?

A self defense course can’t empower you; but it can educate you in showing you the options who have to take control of your life and feel safer in your world.