Have you ever wondered why one woman might be marked ‘easy prey’ over another? Why is a petite woman in skimpy clothing overlooked while a heavy-set woman wearing jeans and a t-shirt selected? Although it’s creepy to think about, violent men have an almost uncanny sixth sense when it comes to detecting vulnerability. And while most women have no clue about how frighteningly intuitive the minds of dangerous men are, by the end of this post, you’ll no longer be one of them. Easy Prey? What Do Violent Men Look For In The Women They Target?
The very fact that this article, 5 reasons for women to take a self-defense course, has to be written speaks volumes about the collective female psyche of today. As a group, we continue to deny the need for our own self-protection, relying instead on arguments that the law, our spouse, brother, father, etc, should be protecting us. The statistical reality is that the ones we expect to protect us are the majority of the ones committing the crimes. But the reality is, if we expect things to change, than we need to be the principal architects in effectuating that change. So let’s sum up the basic 5 reasons why EVERY female should be taking some type of women’s self defense course to ensure her own safety. http://www.self-defense-mind-body-spirit.com/5-reasons-for-women-to-take-a-self-defense-course.html
Some aspects of home martial arts training, such as those required to perform a particular technique, are specific to a particular martial arts. Others involving overall physical fitness and endurance are likely to improve performance in most styles. You can target your home workouts to improve both aspects of your training. http://www.livestrong.com/article/331023-home-exercises-for-martial-arts/
When you’re dealing with the aches and oftentimes debilitating soreness of lower-back pain, there’s a good chance all you want to do is stay in bed. Yet research published in JAMA found that any kind of exercise—whether it’s core strengthening, aerobic exercise, or stretching—is the best way to ease pain and reduce the risk of another back pain attack. http://www.prevention.com/fitness/5-stretches-to-ease-your-lower-back-pain/slide/4
This month’s failed abduction of a 10-year-old girl on the streets of Philadelphia has parents across the country asking what more they can do to keep their children safe. Captured on video, the attempted abduction highlights the importance of children knowing what to do in a similar situation. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-higley/child-safety_b_1703608.html
St Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17th, the traditional religious feast day of St. Patrick and the day he is believed to have died in 460 A.D. The Irish have observed this religious holiday for thousands of years. But, how did we come to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the United States? http://www.hellokids.com/c_20331/reading-learning/stories-for-children/st-patrick-s-day-history-and-fun-facts/the-history-of-st-patrick-s-day
“I was nervous as anything,” Cynthia Rothrock said of her first tournament, after which she started to laugh. “I was an orange belt competing against black belts in forms. I was doing the most basic forms, and they were so advanced.” She ended up placing second in that event. It was but the first in a string of victories, for she went on to win the world forms championships from 1981 to 1985. In 1982 she became the weapons champion in the men’s division, as well. http://www.blackbeltmag.com/daily/martial-arts-entertainment/martial-art-movies/cynthia-rothrock-best-advice-for-beginners-in-the-martial-arts/