Women’s Self Defense Classes in Auburn-Not all heroes wear capes
Thought about self defense classes, women’s self defense classes in Auburn? Interested in self defense training to be able to protect yourself and your family? It changes lives. Here is an example.
Unfortunately, this is a true story…
Jessica (I’ve changed her name to protect her privacy) is a young woman in the area. Smart, attractive, educated, funny…. Sound familiar? It describes a lot of adult women, maybe even you.
Sadly, Jessica was in a bad relationship. Although she was engaged to her significant other and 12 weeks pregnant with their child, emotional abuse was a frequent experience. There were times when the abuse became physical as well.
Jessica dressed inappropriately for the weather to cover bruises and marks on her skin. She avoided friends and family to hide her secret. Unfortunately, she was ashamed.
One night, the events became violent. Pinned against a wall by her throat and being choaked, Jessica absorbed strike after strike. Punches to the face, knees to the abdomen…. Nothing any woman should ever experience.
In her struggles, Jessica and her “fiancé” fell to the ground. The beating and choking stopped, but she lost the baby in the process. Jessica was able to get to a firearm, but by the time she did, the coward had run.
With no interest in traditional and sport based martial arts Jessica began reading about reality-based self-defense and Krav Maga. She reached out to me a short time later.
As I always do, and with no clue what I was about to hear, I asked Jessica why she wanted to learn Krav Maga. She then told me the story I just shared with you.
Have you ever asked someone a question and when you heard the answer, wished that you could unask the question? This was one of those times for me.
It took me a minute to form a rational thought after hearing her story. Once I did, I explained to Jessica what Krav Maga is, why it is the Gold Standard for Self-Defense. I explained how with Krav she would be able to defend herself against any man, even though they are typically much bigger, faster, and stronger. I also explained that it wouldn’t even matter if they had a knife or gun. Afterwards, I encouraged Jessica to begin training immediately because she was vulnerable and from my experience in state law enforcement, it would happen again, and the next time would be even worse.
The next week Jessica and I began training together. Since then, I have had the honor of watching her learn how to defend herself and gain the confidence that comes from being able to doing so. I got to watch a beautiful young woman realize that she was no longer vulnerable, gain the freedom to go places and do things without being scared for her safety, and most importantly free herself from an abusive relationship – All because of Krav Maga!
You may or may not be in an abusive relationship. You may or may not feel like you are in any danger going about your normal life. However, your current lifestyle and beliefs do not make those feelings true. When I was a kid, I believed in the Easter Bunny. The truth is:
• 97% of all women are physically assaulted, sexually assaulted, or raped at some point in their life; and,
• 96% of all men are victims of violent physical assaults or are threatened with a gun at some point in their life.
If there was a 96% chance of rain tomorrow, is it going to rain? Of course, it is. So unfortunately, if you are not one of those statistics, you will be. Even worse, if you are one of the statistics, you likely will be again.
Not all heroes wear capes. Jessica is a hero. As most women do, she endured more from a man than any woman should. She endured it, she faced it, and she overcame it. She looked fear straight in the eyes and kicked its ass. I will never forget Jessica, her story, or what she was able to gain from Krav Maga.
There is a hero in you too. Man or woman, young or old, in shape or not, we will all be subjected to a violent attack. Are you ready for when that occurs? We don’t get warning and time to prepare before they happen. Realistically, it will happen when you least expect it.
Learn Krav Maga and never become one of the statistics! Learn Krav Maga and learn to defeat any attacker – bigger, faster, stronger, or even armed.
If you are interested in joining our program, mention that you read this article and we will discount the tuition for the membership you choose.
See ya in class…
Love, Peace, & Chicken Grease
Published: October 9, 2022