In the following 10 lessons, I will touch upon these primary topics:
- Self-Image (and the media)
- Relationships, Dating, and Boys
- Dangerous and Emergency Situations
- Alcohol and Drugs
- Environmental Self-Defense
- Sexism / Discrimination
While we go over these topics, ever so briefly (considering the magnitude of the subjects), I will also touch on some of the issues that swirl around these subjects. I’ll introduce you to some smart people, recommend some reading, and hopefully I’ll get you to look at self-defense a little bit differently than you did before we met.
I’m already receiving calls and e-mails from martial arts teachers that would like to use the 10 Lessons as a guide for their own self-defense classes —and I’m fine with that, as long as they are willing to do all the reading and watching and research required to know, at least, the fundamental principles behind each topic.
I’ll be following this site up with an instructor training program, done on-line, for teachers that want to take their self-defense classes to an entirely new level.
I/we may offer a few more lessons, but for now, I’m going to go back over the 10 posted here and make sure every point is crystal clear.
The blog STARTS with Lesson 10, so you’ll want to scroll down to Lesson 1 to begin.