Self-Defense for Women - Prepare Yourself
Look assertive. We must learn eye contact.
Learn confidence. One key to survival is having the confidence to act in an emergency! Knowledge without action is useless! When you know that you are prepared, it gives you confidence in your abilities.
Build self-confidence. Here are some suggestions.
- Train in public speaking. According to Time Magazine and U.S. News and World Report, people are more afraid of public speaking than of dying by a fire or drowning. Get in front of a mirror and practice looking confident. Sometimes we have to act confident before we ever really become confident. Read aloud to your children, teach a Sunday School Class, or take a public speaking course.
- Put yourself in the position to do what you fear the most.
- Get involved in a self-defense class where you can learn physical self-confidence. Those who exude confidence are less likely to become a victim.
Stress inoculation. When you go to the doctor to get a vaccination, you are having a safe introduction of the substance introduced into your system, and your body builds immunity. When we train together, we introduce a safe version of dangerous scenarios to you in a controlled environment to give you the skills that you will need in an emergency. This training builds competence, thus, it builds confidence. This is called "Stress Inoculation".