Friday, May 18, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
There’s a word you hear a lot lately. But what is it??
Definition is: “It is a process that helps people gain control over their own lives”
So how do you achieve this almighty empowerment?
The greatest empowerment you can ever achieve is not through learning self defense or martial arts or learning how to fight (get a hint when you see a class using this as their prime mean of advertising).
It is not achieved through any external means. It is not something that you get by cracking someone skull open. “Yeah I showed him… I am powerful, I am empowered... I am the greatest”. Don’t forget to add “I am now in jail”. There is a huge difference between assault and self defense.
If you try to get empowered from external sources you might just end up with what Marc MacYoung appropriately calls “bad attitude on steroids”.
Empowerment is something you already are capable of doing all by yourself. You need to unlock it.
The greatest empowerment you can ever achieve is to truly know and accept yourself. See yourself for who you truly are, strength and weaknesses, light and dark. Embrace your strengths and work on improving your weaknesses.
This starts by forgiving yourself of any past doings or happenings that you blame yourself for. Un-forgiveness, of yourself or others, is the number one health hazard, mental and physical.
Be smart, stay safe!
Monday, May 14, 2012
As funny as this video is, she is actually hitting it on the head.
If your instructor falls into one of these categories
1. Never experienced violence
2. Doesn’t understand where and how violence happens
3. Doesn’t take time to understand how women function and think, what they are capable of doing
4. Has never experienced the feeling of being completely over powered
5. Is incapable or unwilling to teach you principles vs teaching a specific move for a specific attack
Learning self defense from him is a waste of time. The only thing he will teach you is the answer to a question no one will ever ask.
Her demonstration of violence is actually much more accurate than what the instructor was teaching.
Violence happens more suddenly, faster, harder than you can imagine