As a martial art instructor I see women enroll in self-defense class because they have been assaulted or robbed.  They seek out to learn self-defense to gain some of the power that was lost. As an instructor I try to teach women to have self-confidence; empower them with knowledge of self-defense movements as well as empower their minds.  Which can be hard to do after such a tragic event.

In this series I will give some simple tips in gaining control in a hectic situation.  Having control over your mind is the first and best thing that you can do.  Even if it seems like everything is out of control; you can always control yourself and your emotions.

Trust your gut!  If someone is speaking to you and your got a funny feeling that someone is off, you’re probably right!  If you feel like someone is following you don’t hesitate to stop and look at your surroundings.  Don’t let your adrenaline get the best of your;  adrenaline can enhance body strength and speed but it can also heighten fear.  Once fear sets in, even the most highly trained martial artists can freeze up and forget everything they learned in an instant.

Next time there will be some easy safety tips that you can apply to your everyday life.


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