To see how this man challenged his fears and disability is absolutely inspiring. The training addresses many self protection tactics as well as defence skills, from everyday situations, such as: Protecting ones personal space in public areas and transport, bad guys body language.
When I teach I always aim to leave every student feeling a little better when the lesson is over. Many lessons are learnt on the mats but I believe the most important of all is acknowledging the ego. I also believe that 99.9% of the time why a student quits is because….
I took a call in the office a few weeks back from a lady who had been robbed and beaten at a petrol station. This lady made many mistakes that culminated into a perfect storm of violence. The most obvious to me and her attacker was that she moved too fast!
Growing up in the shadows of Thomand Park in Limerick City made it impossible not to love rugby. It also was a city of violence and of knife attacks. It was in 1966 when I purchased a self defence book. It told me to run, flee and escape… to become a Hard Target.