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    If you are teaching women

    this works for me: I hope it works for you: When your body still lives in fear that your mind has gotten over.
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    If you are teaching women

    is this working? When your body still lives in fear that your mind has gotten over.
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    If you are teaching women

    if you are teaching women... and you are puzzled by responses you don't understand (flinching, obvious discomfort when working with others, panic attacks, suddenly leaving class or no longer coming to classes), this is an extremely useful perspective...
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    "... just wanted to talk"

    He just wanted to talk. Then he wanted a hug. This woman's story is a must-read for men. posting because this is one of the most frequent issues coming up in women's SD classes and conversations. Please describe your _ specific_ instructions for women/girls who present with this issue. I'm...
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    Anthony Bourdain

    Anthony Bourdain Tells Us How He Got Those Insane Abs | Mens Health This one really hurts. w/deep respect. A
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    Looking for some Self-defense and Martial Arts Assumptions

    I watch and listen to classes/trainings. This is what they have in common In (nearly) every MA-oriented self defense class/training for women and girls: the threat is: * a stranger * happens 'on the street' * is sudden * overwhelming force * occurrs at night * occurrs 'because she was not...
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    Solemn ceremonies of remembrance

    especially for Tez and our British friends and colleagues. This Stunning Memorial to Britain's WWI Soldiers Makes Its Final Appearance | Travel | Smithsonian my father was born in 1908 - hard to believe, I know. He grew up in the shadow of the Great War, the first war engulfing much...
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    Permission to pause

    Where are Dad, Uncles and Grandfathers? Still alive? Still in Ukraine? Where are Mother, Aunts, Grandmothers? w/respect A
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    Women Self Defence!

    I'm very Glad you think so and I'm sorry to be off this thread so frequently. I work with abused and exploited seniors - another groups frequently ignored by everyone in 'self-protection'. But that's another (related) story. In order to use the information I've shared, instructors here, who...
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    Women Self Defence!

    sorry to be slow on replies - overwhelmed @work. this (below) was a thread on MT previously: maybe a Mod or other can link to that thread? thanks Efficacy of a Sexual Assault Resistance Program for University Women http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1411131 There are many more all...
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    sexual assault and the known assailant

    Good insight. Very accurate. I might describe it as 'selection bias'. All of the examples, descriptions of assailants, scenarios, all of the language used in training relates to sudden, violent, fast, physical attacks committed 'in the street' or outdoors by an unknown person, male, larger...
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    sexual assault and the known assailant

    Do you want me to repost this in the current thread? Your including this here is exactly right but if neede I will re-do it. I also have other links and will post them. You can also contact me by PM w/other suggestions. I appreciate your help. w/respect, A
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    sexual assault and the known assailant

    Agreed. And many of those who teach MA market very heavily to women and girls. I agree that they 'severely misunderstand' the role MA can play for this group. That does not stop them from presenting themselves as expert resources in the protection of women and girls. Some are here on MT...
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    Women Self Defence!

    Thank you for mentioning this. Sorry to be away for so much of this thread but life has been busy. And today, with the sentencing of Dr. Larry Nassar, this comment and the efforts of Tez and I to focus on this point, is even more horribly clear. And now I note that the president of Michigan...
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    Women Self Defence!

    This response was not directed at you, JR137. Your mention of your young daughters reminded me of this. I wish you and them, safety and happiness. Attend to this reality: Maggie Nichols, Rachel Denhollander, McKayla Maroney, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Maggie Nichols, MorganMcCaul, Alexis...
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