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New Meetup: Women's Self Defense class

From: Tashia P.
Sent on: Sunday, September 19, 2010 12:46 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for OC Lightroom & Photoshop Retouching Learning Center!

What: Women's Self Defense class

When: Sunday, September 26,[masked]:00 AM

Price: $57.00 per person

Where: The Karate Institute of America
22600-F Lambert St. Ste. 1202
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Ladies I wanted to share with you the opportunity to attend a women's self defense class with a Karate Master that I know.

Gentlemen, I will post a class for you if you are interested as well.

3 hour Women's self defense class with Richard King. 9-12
The Karate Institute of America
22600-F Lambert St.
Ste. 1202
Lake Forest, CA 92630 [upstairs inside The Cutting Edge sports training facility]

In this highly-charged, shrinking and ever-compacting world of others, clashing ideologies and diminishing concern for one's fellow-man where females are being assaulted, battered, raped and murdered on a daily basis right before our media-saturated eyes, it is important that women of all ages remain ever vigilant in the pursuit of their safety and well-being. This does not mean they must become paranoid or beware of potential dangers to the point of neurosis but simply to be aware of the possibility of personal assault and take measures to prevent it.

As a woman, if you are going to be assaulted or attacked, the odds are that you will be alone at the time and, hence, solely on your own. Wisdom dictates, therefore, that you take proper measures to insure your safety and well-being which includes the responsibility of learning some basic self-defense skills.
Because women are nurturers by nature, they often feel uncomfortable with the idea of having to hurt someone even if that person is assaulting them. But the stark reality of female self-defense is that if you're going to be attacked and/or your children are present who rely on you to protect them, then inflicting harm on an attacker is certainly reasonable and justifiable. Think of animals. Mothers protect their young with a vengeance, as well they should. It's the natural order of things. Why, then, should human mothers feel differently? They shouldn't. Women's self-defense is as natural a right as childbirth. In fact, women's self-defense is a duty and responsibility for having children.

One of the ladies the self-defense program. Here are her words regarding a woman's right to protect herself and her loved ones:

We women are typically "nurturers" or "comforters," a role which often gets misconstrued as being passive. Protecting our own safety?and that of our children?is, however, an assertive?and even aggressive?responsibility. At first, I felt somewhat shy to try the punches and kicks, but I've had a personal paradigm shift in how I view self-defense skills. I realized how they may someday save my life, and there is nothing more nurturing than knowing how to use your power in order to survive.

Before I had any training in martial arts and self-defense, I must admit that I was na?ve as to the importance of it. I assumed that I would instinctively know what to do in a crisis situation. To be honest, though, I probably would have just frozen in fear. Our panic responses are often inefficient and ineffective. Just like CPR and swimming, self-defense techniques are life-saving skills that must be learned. For me, being a student of Kiado-Ryu has brought a feeling of strength, both inside and out, and more peace of mind. I am more aware?but less afraid?of potential threats in my environment. Now I am prepared to respond wisely and pro-actively to a potential attacker. This "confidence through competence" has also helped me better assert myself in day-to-day situations. Learning self-defense is a way to honor the value of your life, while highlighting the importance of personal responsibility.

Ladies, self-defense is your right. Embrace it and keep yourselves, your children and loved ones safe, whole and free from harm so you and they can more fully live the life which God has given.

Attire for the class is simply comfortable clothing.
Best to bring water and perhaps a towel.

Testimonials from the courses:

Every woman must have this information! Richard King empowers women with the tools and hands-on
practice to protect themselves if necessary. After I attended the class, I realized how unaware I was
regarding my own safety. The information is presented in a simple, straightforward fashion, and anyone,
regardless of size, age and fitness level, will gain a lot of valuable information. Richard is most generous
in sharing his expertise and the price could not be beat. I attended the class with several girl friends, and
we had a blast! ~ Cris Potter, Age 52

This is a MUST for all women! ~ Diane P.

This self-defense course is designed to be safe and effective for women of all ages and levels of
experience to build greater inner strength and confidence as well as the knowledge that they are
physically empowered and competent to handle themselves in any situation. I love the added motivation
and confidence these lessons have brought to my life. As a medical researcher and fitness professional, I
highly recommend this course to any woman looking to learn the tools necessary to defend herself and
feel self-reliant.~ Katie McLellan, Ph.D.

I've never experienced a workout as fun, challenging and informative as your self-defense workshop. I
had a great time with the really amazing group people. The ladies in the class were all so great and I truly
appreciate the opportunity to learn from you. I now have more confidence and awareness of potentially
dangerous situations and what to do avert trouble.
~ Leslie Leyton, THE MIX, Cox Communications

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