Sunday, October 25, 2009

Crowdsource resources: Unarmed Self Defense

This is going to sound conceited but it is not intended to be. My 15 year old daughter is very attractive, (blonde blue and elvish) and as such whenever she goes anywhere every guy in the place checks her out, even old men. A few weeks back she was sitting in the food court in The Woodlands mall and some old guy was sitting a couple tables away with his cell phone taking pictures of her. She is also under 5 feet tall and under 100 lbs soaking wet. she is not exactly built to over power a guy. So we are considering signing her up for self defense training. She is not exactly thrilled with the idea, so her level of commitment might be limited. We are considering Krav Maga which is geared specifically towards self defense fighting. She isn't old enough for CHL training and she can't carry a gun to school anyway, nor can she carry a knife or mace either, so it has to be hand to hand. Does anyone else have any suggestions?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are some styles that leverage your opponents momentum against them. I'll plug the instructor I had when I went to UH:

He teaches Chayon-Ryu which incorporates that principle. (he only has two studios, neither near where you live)


November 01, 2009 11:03 AM  
Blogger Brian Dunbar said...

I do not have a good recommendation for a style of self-defense. When I sparred in the Marines the guys that were hardest to win against were the ones that favored 'going crazy nuts and all out' over a particular style.

Which, come to think of it, sounds like Krav Maga.

But what I came here to say was that running is always your first line of defense. That and screaming.

Doubly so if you are young and female.

November 22, 2009 10:42 AM  

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