"But one of the interesting things to come out of these studies is that women who are trained are less likely to be the target of attempted attacks. This is important. They aren’t just better at fending off attacks, they are less like to be attacked."
Five Ways to Become a Better Martial Artist You’ve earned a colored belt in karate, maybe even a black belt. Congratulations! You are joining a group of like-minded individuals who are all striving to improve themselves, others, and the world. …Read more ›
"If I’m never failing, never making mistakes, I’m not learning anything. Learning is done out there on the edge of our knowledge and understanding, out where we aren’t sure of anything except that we don’t know. It’s not a comfortable place to be."
"Some people worry that teaching martial arts will foster a sense of violence and give bullies the skills they need to continue harming others. Martial arts do the opposite. A common characteristic of bullies is that they lack impulse control and also don’t know how to manage their anger. Martial arts can solve that because it helps reduce stress, it improves concentration and control and it teaches respect of others. In this sense, it also helps children who are bullied because it gives them the confidence they need to combat bullying before it starts."
This is a new online magazine. This issue has tips to protect you and your family during a home invasion and what food to pack in your BOB (Bug Out Bag) because you never know when you may have to leave your home quickly!
"The Women's Social and Political Union responded by creating a 30 member, all female protection unit to protect the suffragettes from being re-arrested and suffer abuse. The unit was often referred to as "The Bodyguard" or "The Jiujitsuffragettes.""
Karen Bowden's insight:
Fortunately, today women need not protect themselves in order to gain the right to vote.
"For some people, the fear of crime has led them to live a very secluded, paranoid and non-fulfilling life. For others, the perceived ineffectiveness of the government and police force to combat crime has left them with a lot of built-up frustrations and a feeling of helplessness."
"As a parent of a child diagnosed on the Autism spectrum, I can relate in a different way and on a difference scale to those people looking for activities to get their child involved with that won’t cause them to feel ostracized, not able to keep up with peers, or like they are frustrating the instructors. Will little Johnny be made fun of? Will he be too much of a distraction for the others in the activity? Will Jane feel too badly about herself if she can’t do what the others can and keep up in the same way? Yep, I have asked myself the same questions as I considered what I could do to help my child become a more well rounded, self confident, positive contributing member of society. And, whether you or your child have physical, emotional, or mental disabilities, all can feel the discomfort associated with self doubt and putting one’s self or someone you love in harms way. The disability is hard enough to contend with, adding the stress of how others react to it can also, at times, do its own damage."
In my book series, Trust Me, the main character, Rebecca Gailen is stalked by an unknown person. In my research, I found numerous resources to support the actions of my characters within the story. Some of these are below, whether you are being stalked the below information is good to know.
1. File a police report.
2. Consider an "Order of Protection".
3. Ignore them.
4. Get a PO Box.
5. Set up a fraud alert.
6. Spread the word.
7. Get help at the Stalking Resource Center at 1-800-FYI-CALL or check out their web site at http://ncvc.org/src.
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