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Sassy-Self-Defense-Guide.pdf

Sassy-Self-Defense-Guide.pdf

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Hello sister friend. I’m Weed. And we need to talk.
It’s time to get truthy. (new word alert) Ready? Here goes: YOU. ARE. AWESOME. 
Ain’tnojoke,sweetthang.Youareanincrediblystrong,resilientandspiritedsoulwhoisfullycapableofphysicallyfightingbacksomereallysketchyshiznit.Hardtobelieve?Understandable.Asfemales,we’vebeenraisedtoassumethatoursafetyissomeoneelse’sresponsibility.
Wewalkthroughtheworldprayingthatourdaddy,ourboyfriendorourknightinshiningarmorwillrescueusifsomethingbadhappens.Weclutchourcellphones,poisedtodial911ifacreepyweirdograbsourponytailonthestreet.Wearetrainedtobelievethat
someoneelse
willsaveus.Ihaveacrazyidea.Whatifwestoppedrelyingonothers,andjustsavedourselvesinstead?That’swhyIstartedGirlsFightBack–becauseviolenceishappeningnow.Wedon’tchoosetobeavictim,butwecanchoosehowwerespondtofreakysituations.It’stimetoreclaimourpower,ourconfidenceandourrighttolivethe
badassexistence
wewereintended!Nowbeforewethrowdownhere,firstlet’smakeanattitudeadjustment.Manywomendon’tbelievetheycanphysicallyfightbackagainstamansuccessfully.ItprobablyhasalottodowithgrowingupfemaleinAmerica.WewereplayingwithBarbieswhileourbrotherswerebeatingthecrapoutofeachotherattheplayground.Butmydangerousdamsel,pleaseknow
youarefierce.
Menarenottheonlyonescapableofdefendingthemselvesandothers.Infact,
thereisnothingmoredangerousthananangrywoman!
Seriously,thinkaboutatimeinyourlifewhereyouweresomad,youcouldhavedonesomeseriousphysicaldamagetosomeone/something.Maybeyourroomieborrowedyourfavoritesweaterwithoutasking,thenbarfedonit.Understandablythishurledyouintoafitofpre-menstrualrage.AngermakesusfreakishlyHulk-ishlystrong.Let’suseitwisely.
This
SassySelf-DefenseGuide
isintendedtohelpyouconqueranxiety,increaseconfidence,teachyousometrickyfightmovesandinspirehelpyougrablifebythecajonesusingradninjamoves!
You’lllearnhowtofindagoodself-defenseclassandgetanswersthe6mostcommonFAQsaboutwomen’ssafety.
And soon we’ll be launching GFB TV with self-defense VIDEOS!
Sound good? Alrighty then, let’s get this party started…
 
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Q1: How can I find a great, local women’s self-defense class?
Whenseekingouttraining,lookforavibethat’swoman-friendly.Instructorsshouldneverspeaktoyouinacondescendingwayorusesexistlanguage(Idon’tcarehowmanyblackbeltstheyhave)andthewebsiteshouldgiveawoman-friendlyvibe.Learningself-defenseisaboutconfrontingourworstfears,sothisexperienceisbesthadinanenvironmentwhereyoufeelsafeandrespected.Irecommendtakingaclassthatoffersscenario-basedtrainingagainstaguyinapaddedsuit.Havingthisfullcontactexperiencemeansyou’llhaveadrenalinerushingthroughyourveins.Doingthemoveswhileinthisstatetrainsyourbodytorespond(asopposedtofreezing)underviolentandscarycircumstances.Thatsaid,it’snotmandatoryyoudoafull-contactclass.Youcanlearnatonfrommuchlowerimpactexperiencesaswell.Beforetakinganysortofself-defense,makesureyouarereadyforit,bothphysicallyandemotionally.Survivorsofviolencemayhaveadifficulttimewithsomescenarios,andcanbetriggeredtohaveflashbacks.Discussself-defensewithacounselorbeforesigningup.Learningtofighthashelpedmanysurvivorsheal,butyouhavetobereadyforit.Myfavoritenationalself-defenseprogramsareFASTDefenseandIMPACTPersonalSafety.They haveamazinginstructorswhohavetakengreatprecautionstomakesuretheclassesaresafeandsensitivetowomenfromallbackgrounds.Thatsaid,thereareatonmoreexcellentprogramsoutthere –toomanytolisthere!DoyourresearchontheGooglemachineandseewhatfeelsrightforYOU.
Q2: Should a woman
always
fight back if attacked?
AlthoughIbelievethatallwomenshouldknow
how 
tofight,theseskillsshouldonlybewhippedoutinanemergencyinwhichyouhavenoothersafechoice.Therearesituationswhereimmediatelyfightingbackisnotphysicallypossible.Forexample,ifyouwokeupinthemiddleofthenighttoamanpinningyoutoyourbed,it’sbettertotakeafewmomentstowakeupandassessthesituationinsteadofjustthrashingwhilepinned.Thiscanwastevaluableenergyyouwillneedlater.Inaself-defenseclass,theyshouldteachyouaboutfindingyourmomenttofightbackandhowtounleashmega-forcewhentherighttimecomes.Sohowcanyoutelliffightingistherightwaytoreact?Bylearningtotrustyourintuitionandhavingtheskillstoproperlydefendyourself,youwillbeamazedathowsimplethechoicemaybecome.Infact,manywomenreportgoinginto
autopilotmode
whenattackedaftertakingaself-defenseclass.Learningthetechniquescreatemusclememory,triggeringyourbraintorememberthem,evenunderstress.Regardlesshowyourespond,rememberthatviolence
ISNEVERYOURFAULT.
Nomatterwhatyoudoorhowyourespond,noonedeservestobevictimized.

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