Monday, September 27, 2010

Self Defense

Did you know that 1 in 4 college women will be victims of rape or attempted rape in their college years? That is a VERY alarming statistic. The good news? There are things you can do to get out of dangerous situations or better yet, avoid them all together. We were with Insights Training Center today and their instructors are awesome. They train SWAT teams, law enforcement, you name it ... but they also train everyday gals and guys like you and me.
Me working with Greg Hamilton learning how to defend myself
They gave us great tips on how to avoid a situation in the first place by being aware of your surroundings and using body language & verbal cues to let potential attackers know that you won't be an easy target. If you do find yourself in a bad situation there are many things you can do depending on how you are being attacked. I'm not the expert here and that's why you should take a self-defense class but the most important things I gathered this morning were to protect your airway and to "attack your attacker" by hitting them in the neck repeatedly. We also learned that you should carry pepper spray ... and not in your purse or backpack ... have it readily available to you and easily accessed.
Me hitting 'Bob the dummy'
Amy and Haley - two college girls that are old pro's at self-defense

Stephanie Kerns and I pepper spraying Bob

Insights Training Center is offering a free self-defense seminar for college students. Go to their website at for more info. Take it ... it could save your life!


  1. Don't let fear stop you from getting this very important rape and violence prevention training. college student safety

  2. Statistics show how important self-defense is. That is why we should equip ourselves with the right mindset and basic self-defense techniques. I never knew and believed that I could execute such not until my first day of training. From that moment on, I enjoyed every lesson, and until now, I’m still on the quest for learning different techniques and I hope I’d be able to share it with fellow ladies out there.

    -Saundra Tosh

  3. Women are usually the target of crooks because most of the time, they think that women are weak and can’t protect themselves. That’s why it is very essential for women to learn self-defense. This will help you to learn the necessary knowledge and skills about how to look after yourself in a variety of situations. Well, probably, one of the most important things that you’ll learn while training is the efficient and tactical way of escaping from an attacker.

    Hugh Motz