- Wedding: June 2019 - City, State
thepinkflamingo : oh man, I’m sorry bee.
No, I’m not. And this is why: I had ptsd for years, so I took up boxing and self-defense, just as part of my healing process,
and the truth is, I maybe couldn’t defend myself if someone broke in, but I feel like I could.
anyone at any age and any shape can take self-defense. Knowing a few key moves is a great thing to have- you now have a way to change an attacker’s context from “assault” to “breathe/see/escape,” and now you’re the one in charge, and you don’t ever have to be in a victim-mode.
Also, if it takes a while to find a self defense class near you, get some wasp spray to put in a bedside drawer or something. It’s a neurotoxin that will incapacitate an intruder. It can shoot in a directed spray far enough to reach someone before they reached you.
i was told bear spray, but I think wasp spray might be more easily attainable.
Hope any of this helps, bee. I sleep with an Arsenal of knives, swords under the bed and a bo staff in my room, but I’m weird and still training, and my FH is a second degree black belt. I guess we’re a little odd.
Self defense! Will raise your confidence, and most attackers just want scared victims & will run fairly quickly when faced with someone confident. I think it’s taught at most police stations, or they can at least direct you to a class.
i had an archery/self defense teacher tell me once that he went to high schools just teaching girls to “flip out and be INSANE” if someone attacked them, because the first thing he had to teach them was to stop being afraid of making a scene or being “rude.” That once you can break through that, you’ll scare attackers away.