There are new terms cropping up to define woman’s self-defense; empowerment defense; feminist defense. Whatever the style is called, the driving idea behind these schools is this:
Why spend years studying the martial arts when you can learn to defend yourself in a short amount of time without all the philosophy and practice?
In an attempt to quiet that claim, here is my experience with that question. My karate adventure started in June of 1985. The first day I walked into the dojo, I was hooked in the first five minutes. I loved the discipline and the exercise. My body quickly became strong and fit. But the main reason for taking this class, besides wanting to learn to ward off attackers, was that Continue reading “Empowering Self Defense”