Self-Defense and Safety for Women and Teen Girls
Recently, I took a safety and self defense class through Safety First CPR & Safety Training. The class was taught by the guys at Paradigm Tactical Training Group, Tony Batrous and Joel Van Delinder. Click HERE to view an interview where they describe their backgrounds and talk about what they do.
Personally, I found this class to be exactly what I was looking for. The reality is that the world can be a scary place and there are some scary people living in it. I took this self-defense class from Safety First because I wanted to be prepared. The guys at PTTG gave us so many useful tactics to use if we are in danger. Learn more about the safety and self-defense class HERE.
Tony and Joel spent some time discussing the difference between being prepared and being paranoid. I thought the analogy that they used was perfect. They pointed out that buildings such as schools, stores, corporate companies, etc. have fire prevention and safety precautions set in place such as fire extinguishers, fire exit signs, safety routes, fire drills, etc. No one says that anyone is paranoid about fire. They are prepared! Tony and Joel taught our group of women and teen girls how to be prepared for some scary situations.
Upon leaving the class I felt more confident about defending myself. I now know some simple moves that could possibly save my life. I know simple strategies for when I am out and about that will make me less vulnerable to an attacker.
I would advise ALL women to take this class. There were several mothers and daughters in our group. If you are about to send your daughter off to college or university have them take this course! If you have a teen girl who you allow to go out without parents have them take this course! Have them bring a friend and they can take it together as well as practice the tactics they learn with each other after the course is finished.
Thank you to Safety First and Paradigm Tactical Training Group for offering classes to help keep the women and teen girls in our community safe.