Monday, April 21, 2008

Seven Simple Safety Skills (take 2)

This past weekend (April 19 and 20) was King 5 TV's Healthy Living Expo, and I was invited to present on self-defense. Here is the mp3 file of my 20 minute talk, Seven Simple Safety Skills. My previous blog entry had a link to an audiofile that worked only on Quicktime on a Mac, and I'm deleting that.

1 comment:

  1. Hello,

    I liked the presentation. I think that women (and anyone) should follow their gut (like the zebra's) because it is better to be safe than sorry, as the old adage states.

    I also really liked the striking points... eyes, throat, groin, and knees.... I could not agree more. Anyone in a self-defense situation where avoidance, vocalization and such did not work - should get the biggest bang for their effort, meaning hit the most sensitive areas.

    I read recently about a model mugging story in Wikipedia and noted that the apparent failure of a woman black belt to protect herself against a rapist, spawned the model mugging self-defense system.

    I think karate works fine in self-defense but one had to use what works in self-defense. You know a smaller, lighter person cannot expect to counter punch a bigger, heavier guy and stop him... rather use the striking points you suggest, eyes, throat, groin and knees to stop the attack so the woman CAN get to safety!

    John W. Zimmer