Self defense course handing out free stupidity?
New Reality Based Self Defense technique: Prayer. Renders attackers helpless through uncontrolled spasms of laughter (for a few seconds, at least).
FREE SELF DEFENSE CLASSES AT THE CHURCH AT RANCHO BERNARDO
What: Free Self Defense Classes
When: Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 11th, 6:30-7:30PM
Who: Adults and children 6+ years
Where: The Church at Rancho Bernardo, 11740 Bernardo Plaza Court, San Diego
Learn how to defend yourself in church
By Margot Jackson
The Church at Rancho Bernardo's Self Defense Ministry is offering free self defense classes for 8 weeks beginning Jan. 11th. Bring your whole family for some friendship, healthy exercise and fun while learning fundamental karate techniques in a safe and respectful non-violent atmosphere.
You, your family, friends and kids over 6 can now all be savvy about self-defense simply by taking a free eight-week course at the Church of Rancho Bernardo. I'm happy to tell you that of all the things I might have done, a really great judo and ju-jitsu course was something I really did and I've always been glad spent that time.
I had a Filipino instructor who looked like harmless accountant when he was out of class but he certainly knew how to defend himself. <font color="red">The one thing he stressed was that if someone came at you with a gun, the only possible defense was to fall on your knees and pray</font>, despite what you see in the movies.
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Total Comments 58
1/05/2005 9:00pm, #2
Ahh well all self defense seminars to me are crap. They teach you had to break someone's grip. This does not work when a woman is 100 lbs and her assailant is around 250+. It's just another money making scheme like Christianity... sigh
Pfft... an asshole with a gun wants my wallet? Shoot me dickhead. He'd better believe I'm not going to be shot without a struggle and I'm at least going to break something of his. Then I'd take his f'n wallet. :qleft1:
1/05/2005 9:38pm, #3Originally Posted by AkiraMusashi
Pfft... an asshole with a gun wants my wallet? Shoot me dickhead. He'd better believe I'm not going to be shot without a struggle and I'm at least going to break something of his. Then I'd take his f'n wallet. :qleft1:Kungfoolss, Scourge of the theory-based stylists, Most Feared man at Bullshido.com, and the Preeminent Force in the martial arts political arena
1/05/2005 9:44pm, #4
Not saying a woman couldn't defend herself, I'm just saying that I'd teach the woman to strike the guy repeatedly in weak areas, versus the trying to break the grip routine I see in usual self defense seminars.
And yes, praying could be done, not by me, but that option is definitely open :-D
1/05/2005 9:49pm, #5
I think a better way to put it is:
You may as well pray, because it's as likely to work as any fucking retarded gun defense you've learned.
1/05/2005 9:51pm, #6
I'd admit, I'd go for it. Freebie, why not? Worst thing could be the material is crap.
Plus, they won't ask if you're actually a churchgoer, right? Equal opportunity for the agnostics. ;)
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1/05/2005 9:55pm, #7
ICY..... I never said anything about a handgun self defense. Think before you start foaming at the mouth.
Zeddy- I noticed that too and I was thinking do they mean from Catholic Priests or what?
1/05/2005 10:06pm, #8ICY..... I never said anything about a handgun self defense. Think before you start foaming at the mouth.
1/05/2005 10:10pm, #9
Yeah, my wallet's worth being shot over. It's my money and my possesions. If he wants it, he can come try to take it. There's no guarantee he wouldn't shoot me anyway. Two things, Never be blackmailed and never give in to some asshole who tries to mug you. They'll just come back for more. I'm ready to die, is he?
1/05/2005 10:19pm, #10
The thing is, if he has a gun, you're more likely to die than he is.