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  1. PizDoff is offline

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    Class offers women a fighting chance

    Class offers women a fighting chance

    January 15,2006
    BY CYNDI BROWN View stories by reporter
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    It's not a question most women will have the luxury of being asked: "Who wants to be attacked?"

    But when Sensei Monica Christian put out that query, six women answered in the affirmative.

    The women were students in her women's self-defense seminar, offered through the Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department and the Carolina Family Karate Center. The two-part seminar, which started Jan.7 and finished Saturday at the center located in Williamsburg Crossing, is designed to meet a public need by teaching women how to protect themselves. The first session emphasized learning how to get away.

    "If you can stay away from a person, that's best," said Christian, who offered "common sense" tips for staying safe.

    "First and foremost, eye contact," said Christian, 35. "That sends a signal of confidence."

    She also advised having keys in your hand before heading to your car so you don't have to stop and rummage in your purse. Look around and be aware of your surroundings - and any other people nearby.

    Park under a streetlight, even during the daytime; a stop could take longer than expected and have you leaving after nightfall.

    If you feel like you're being followed or are uncomfortable with the surroundings, ask for a security escort.

    Don't fight for material belongings; if someone demands your purse or car keys, toss them away from you and make your escape.

    "You can replace everything in your purse, but your family isn't able to replace you," said Christian.

    The second session focused on a more active self-defense, used when escape isn't an immediate option.

    "It's the natural progression of the self-defense," said Christian. "Some of it's, 'Oh, it looks like stuff in the movies.' But it works."

    The moves in session two - most designed more to get out of an attacker's grasp than to debilitate - were demonstrated first by Christian, and then by each woman in turn. Some of the more complicated steps were run through multiple times until the students seemed more comfortable with the sequence. By the end of seminar, a few of the women, including a mother who attended with her two adult daughters, were interested in signing up for basic karate classes to build on the training, which Christian classified as basic and some intermediate. The self-defense class, she explained, is a good introduction to the martial art.

    She expects to offer the class a couple of times a year through Parks and Recreation. The center is offering its own Saturday and Sunday class each weekend in February for a $40 fee. For information or to register, call Christian at 353-5425. She's also planning a summer session for teenagers ready to head off to college and dormlife. She also does private daytime lessons - at the center or a workplace - for groups of at least six people.

    "Anybody can learn to defend themselves," said Christian, who, like most of the women in the class, is petite. "Usually they think, 'Oh, I'm just tiny.' (But) we teach 3-year-olds to defend themselves."

    Jerie Anne Schwehn took the class on the advice of her husband.

    "My husband's always been bugging me to get some self-defense training," said Schwehn, 42.

    She was pleased he had pushed her to sign up.

    "Knowledge is power ? and now I'm more confident," said Schwehn, a Jacksonville resident.

    She thinks she'll be less apprehensive while walking her dog and when home alone while her Marine husband deploys.

    "The attacker has a plan of attack ? now I have options for response," said Schwehn. "There's definitely many different options, and I would be able to overpower any attacker."

    Jacksonville native Theresa Liesse signed up after her children took a self-defense class at the karate center's sister site, Wright's Carolina Karate Center.

    "I've always been interested in taking one," said Liesse, who wanted to attend one specifically for women.

    "There's so much going on," said Liesse, 44. "If someone comes in and jumps on you, what could you do?"

    Now, said Liesse, she knows.

    http://www.jacksonvilledailynews.com...5&Section=News


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    Gimmick. This kind of stuff makes me cringe.
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    I think we need to get one of those 3 year olds to a throwdown.
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    This is the school featured in the article.

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    I just realised, I've made at least 10 or so threads with pretty much the exact title.
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    That reminds me of this lady in Fresno who holds "self-defense" seminars in which the main attack is to scream loudly at your attacker's esteem by telling him terrible of a person he is. I'm not kidding.
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    I heard a classic the other day. That rape councillors are now saying that te best way to defend yourself against a rapist is to **** yourself.

    Why?

    "Because all he wants is control, and by you doing that, he has lost that element of control."

    Yeah. Yeah I'm sure that's why he stops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiangfei
    I heard a classic the other day. That rape councillors are now saying that te best way to defend yourself against a rapist is to **** yourself.

    Why?

    "Because all he wants is control, and by you doing that, he has lost that element of control."

    Yeah. Yeah I'm sure that's why he stops.
    Women can poop on demand!!! Awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FictionPimp
    Women can poop on demand!!! Awesome!
    Watch out...pretty soon rapists will adapt and attack women coming out of bathrooms...soon no stall will be safe.

    Then they'll develop a martial art gimmick that teaches you to hold your bowels until it's necessary to defend yourself from rapists.

    Yoo-poo-doo? Crapkido? Shitokhan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PizDoff
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    "The attacker has a plan of attack; now I have options for response," said Schwehn. "There's definitely many different options, and I would be able to overpower any attacker."
    Giving women this impression is a good idea.
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