Women and Self Defense

This is the first of what I hope will be a short series of posts concerning women's self-defense. I've been in the mindset of self-defense for over a decade, and in recent years have been more focused on women getting the knowledge and training they need.

As with basically everything in life, I stand on the backs of giants. I will try to give credit where credit is due as consistently as possible, so you can track down sources for more information if you want to. Of course, I'll present my own thoughts, too (otherwise I wouldn't have a blog), and you're more than welcome to track ME down and ask further questions! That is, incidentally, what the comment section is for; but I can also be reached on Facebook.

Nothing presented here is, or will ever be, a substitute for a good instructor and practice. Hopefully, the knowledge presented will help you start thinking about ways you can defend yourself, but it cannot take the place of face-to-face instruction, practice, and scenarios.

Without further ado, I polled my friends for what they'd like to hear about, and here's what they came back with. This will serve as a basic outline of how the series will go:

  • Small stature, but staying safe
  • Pros and cons of mace
  • Handgun advice
  • Poll: Who do women prefer to teach them self-defense: men or women?
  • Personal: My own attitudes toward women's self-defense, and why

Be on the lookout for the first installment in the next few days! And if you have more things you'd like to hear about, PLEASE let me know. What you want to read is what I want to write!!

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