Self Defense is something I am extremely passionate about. I have been a P.D.R. Coach through B.T.S. since July 2011 and I would like to introduce you to the type of Self Defense I teach and train in.
Every body needs to know how to defend themselves but I’m going to focus on women’s Self Defense.
Women deal with unprovoked violence. They also deal with unprovoked violence with a sexual element. Be it on the street, in their home, it doesn’t matter what the environment is. An attack / ambush can happen anywhere. It’s the “here, why won’t you talk to me, come on” kind of harassment women put up with from strangers on the street. The smack or grab walking through a bar, or in a queue for fast food.
In 2011, 1,895 harassment’s and related offences were recorded in Ireland (the lowest figure since 2006) and 3,570 assaults causing harm, the lowest since before 2004. Despite the importance of reporting these incidents, victims of low-level harassment often don’t. So you can only imagine what the figures would be if all offences were reported.
What do I recommend? P.D.R./S.P.E.A.R. System.
P.D.R. ….What is it? P.D.R. stands for Personal Defense Readiness while S.P.E.A.R. is an acronym for Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response.
Back in the 1980’s, Tony Blauer developed this system which is now being taught and used worldwide. It is the only self-defense method that fully integrates the body’s reflexive responses and instinctive survival mechanisms making the S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ the easiest, most natural way to protect yourself.
You do not need a background of martial arts to take this course as the skills you will be taught integrate your body’s natural flinch into a protective and tactical movement. We teach realistic self defense skills that are street applicable. Students are exposed to aggressive as well as defensive role playing to simulate encounters and to prepare them to react ethically as well as decisively to real-life aggression. This alone has helped women so much because they have experienced the aggressiveness and language while training, that they are familiar with it when it came down to real life situations. They didn’t feel as intimidated and felt competent that they could handle the situation.
We teach you the signs to detect a possible situation, the language you may need to use to defuse a situation or to stop it escalating and most importantly, the tools with which to defend yourself.
For me, as a woman who’s 5ft 1 (and a half) inches tall, weighing just under 50 kg / 110lbs, I may look like an easy target to the “Bad Guy”. What he doesn’t know is that I’m prepared and have all the tools I need to defend myself. That I will fight back if I need to. One very important thing taught at a B.T.S Cert is Fear Management, this plays a huge role when it comes to protecting yourself. We also tell you that you have to give yourself permission to fight back and protect yourself. This alone may change what can happen in those few seconds that it takes for something to happen.
You will learn things from this course such as assertiveness, humility and self discipline that you will be able to apply them to your every day life and business. You will walk away from taking a PDR cert feeling empowered and confident. You will know what to do in those situations no woman needs to be in.
We invite you to take a look at our main site for more info http://www.pdrteam.com and we look forward to hopefully seeing you at one of our certs that are held worldwide. Dates for 2013 are available on the calender and will be updated regularly.