Women’s Self-Defense Class This Sunday, October 11th
We are all familiar with Breast Cancer Awareness occupying the month of October. The pink flair of NFL teams, the awesome things available for sale that donate towards research, the health checks available for women for early cancer detection. Did you know that October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month?
As we continue marching toward a world where violence against women (and men!) lessens and compassion takes the forefront, people have a need for learning how to escape hazardous situations, sometimes with family members or friends. Unfortunately, attacks are not always by strangers. Approximately four out of five rapes are committed by persons known by the victim. Organizations exist, like WomensLaw.Org, the National Network to End Domestic Violence, RAINN, and the National Domestic Abuse hotline to help women and men alike find safe avenues to protect themselves, help them recover, and save their lives.
One of the biggest helpers in avoiding situations is not wearing nonrevealing clothing or not going outside at night, it’s awareness of surroundings. That awareness can help you avoid a potential dangerous situation, even if all you do is cross the street to continue your walk, or looking an abuser square in the eye with zero perceived fear. Awareness is key to protecting yourself.
Sometimes awareness is not all it takes, and in those instances, being able to protect yourself is all you have. We will be covering being aware of your surroundings and how to give and escape chokes. Here’s a look at our last class, where we focused on getting off the ground safely after being pushed, how to escape wrist grabs, and how to escape being trapped against a wall.
With that, we are bringing our second installment of Women’s Self Defense back to Serao Academy this coming Sunday, focusing on giving chokes and how to escape from them. Working with simple concepts, you will learn exactly how giving yourself precious time to keep your blood and oxygen going to your brain in a scary situation can work. While a scary subject in and of itself, we will be easy in our safe environment with caring instructors.
About your instructors:
Vince Urruty has been in real-world situations where defending himself and others was his job. He takes these situations as well as years of martial arts training into each class, teaching everyone willing to learn how to protect themselves while maintaining good humor.
Steph Haddad is a women’s rights advocate and personal trainer dedicated to empowering women, no matter how hokey it sounds, and giving them the opportunity to learn how to take care of themselves no matter the circumstances. She also has a martial arts background in stand-up fighting and enjoys instructing people how to hit others in the face. While cracking jokes.
Come join us! Even if you want to sit and watch the whole time, learn new ways to protect yourself in a safe community-based environment. Register now!