Protecting yourself in public
I trained in martial arts for eight years in a full contact dojo. Although the training was painful at the time, I am grateful that we were trained in self-defense, and that we practiced different scenarios that we might encounter. We also discussed rules of engagement.
"Opinion"Self-protection tips for women
I took martial arts classes for eight years, and although there were several trips to urgent care and one to the hospital, I am very grateful for everything I learned. I have always thought that every woman should at least know the basics to protect herself, so here are a few easy-to-use tips to help a woman stay safe.
Women Running Alone
According to a report from Running USA, the sport of running is dominated by women-nearly 63 percent of registered road racers in 2017 were female and about three quarters of them fell between the ages of 25 to 54. Running is a sport that spans age, race, social/economic status, language, and background. It is one of America's most accessible sports, and the market for road and trail racing/running continues to grow. Despite the diversity of its participants, most female runners do have at least one shared experience-being harassed.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu builds confidence and strength
"The most significant victories are the ones we accomplish within ourselves." - Rorion Gracie. The primary goal of Full Charge Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is to help students gain confidence. When a student comes into the facility and begins learning the basic moves, confidence gets a boost. When a student decides to develop the skills of this martial art not only do they gain confidence, they learn discipline, they gain focus, they develop ethics and they find patience.
Trial Begins of Former Florida Cop Who Allegedly Shot a Man for Texting in a Movie Theatre – 8 Years Ago
Gun on theater seatPhoto by Arnav Singhal on Unsplash. The trial began this week of a former Florida police captain, 79-year-old Curtis Reeves. It is alleged that in 2014 during a screening of the movie 'Lone Survivor', Reeves got into an argument with Chad Oulson who was texting while watching the movie at a theater outside Tampa.