Are men and women self-defense created equal?
Our women’s self-defense class curriculum encompasses threat awareness, understanding and managing boundaries, projecting physical assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, exit strategies, and physical self-defense techniques to equip women with the skills to successfully resist and escape violent physical attacks. The objective is to help women be mentally and physically prepared for an encounter that could become violent, and to equip them with the techniques to help them get away if an encounter does become violent.
The self defense techniques taught here center on the most common physical attacks on women (fact: men and women are, in general, attacked differently). The techniques drilled in class help eliminate a panic response while building muscle memory, the unconscious response to a physical attack. Women who participate in women’s self-defense classes know how to be more assertive and better stand up for themselves, which in itself makes it less likely to be victimized.
Unfortunately as it may be, the same principles apply to all humans. Yet women feel the need to learn to defend against the same type of attacks as a man, and the same techniques that are most effective for men are almost not effective for women. Because the technique’s that a woman can be taught, differently from what should be taught to a man. Self-defense is not the same for both, and to pretend otherwise is misleading. The average man is bigger and stronger, so certain techniques may not work. This is where principles come in. Yes men can learn these principles, but many instructors don’t know them or even how they work. Unlike most self-defense systems that rely heavily on strength, speed, and coordination, the techniques in our program employ leverage, technique, and timing, so anyone, regardless of age or athletic ability, can make them work against larger opponents.
Research proves women who are trained in self-defense are less likely to be targeted as a victim, and are more likely to get away if they are targeted. So no matter the technique, if not applied with the principles in mind, it may not work. Let me show you why some techniques don’t work on all, but with the right principles it will. Come join us and find out what works, so you don’t become a victim.
Filipino Martial Arts-TLCXFS, LLC
Shore Cultural Centre
291 East 222nd Street, room 214
I work for the City of Euclid, and I am a 2nd degree black belt in the Filipino Martial Arts in the Kali/Kuntao curriculum. I am the instructor at the Shore Cultural Centre, where i teach the Filipino Martial Arts. We offer empty hand and weapon training.