Self-defense. It’s a class everyone should take. Yes, I’m talking to you ladies. It could help save your life or the life of someone you love.
Why do women need to take self-defense classes?
The most important reasons a woman or man should learn self-defense comes down to two things: safety and owning self-protection. There will come times in your life where no one will be around to protect you from harm.
As we get older, we start to explore and do things on our own. We need to value ourselves, know we are special and can depend on ourselves if the time comes. We have to switch from victim to victor. When it comes to self-defense, our number one job is to get back home or to our loved ones.
Looking at a few of the stats
· 1 in 3 – Women murdered by an intimate partner
· 1 in 4 – College women victims of attempted or completed sexual assault
· 1 in 6 – Will be a victim of an attack
· 1 in 7 – Women have been stalked
· 1 in 5 – Teens experience dating sexual/physical violence
· 1 in 3 – Teens report abuse
· 1 in 4 – Have been cyber-bullied more than once
· Age 16-24 – more vulnerable to intimate partner violence
Women between the ages of 16-24 are at the greatest risk of assaults. This is the age range were many young people are going out on their own, starting relationships, and perhaps living on their own for the first time. Unfortunately, many of us do not take any type of self-defense or awareness training during one of the most important phases of our lives. In this age bracket, red flags show up in relationships, but we often don’t know what to look for before the relationship takes a wrong turn.
These numbers alone show the need for women to take it upon themselves to learn how to prevent and defend themselves from these incidents. Learning skills to help build awareness, prevent, avoid dangerous situations, and as a last resort, defend yourself is something that everyone absolutely needs. How much is your life worth to you? Your spouse? Your kids? Your family? Your friends?
Self-defense is real life insurance. No one has a problem paying $300/mo for car insurance for 15 years or cell phone insurance for their iPhone or Android. The crazy thing is that many people don’t have death insurance and there are only a handful of guarantees in life and one is that you are going to die.
With all the science that shows eating healthy and exercising can extend your life and give you a better quality of life when you age, many people still do not do those things either. Health and fitness are life insurance as well. Stop hoping nothing bad will happen. Stop believing someone else will save you. These are false senses of security.
Women are attacked all types of ways, just like men. However, women are targeted more for sexual assault crimes and are victims more in domestic violence incidents and stalking situations.
Why should women take self-defense?
1. Violence can happen to anyone at anytime.
2. Builds confidence
3. Increases awareness
4. Allows you to be a role model to other women
5. It is real life insurance
6. Do it for the people that depend on you
7. Peace of mind
Ready to start your self-defense training today? Check out LecarloBeaty.com to enroll in self-defense workshops, if you are in the Baltimore or DC metro areas. Or read the book Life Insurance: Basic Guide for Women’s Safety and Self Defense, available on LecarloBeaty.com.