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Posted: 6/8/2002 11:39:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 12:08:00 AM EDT
The "not very much effort" part is gonna be a problem.

I would suggest some tape oriented to opening her eyes to the fact that it's essential to devote some serious time and money to self-defense training & preparation.

If her work REQUIRES her going out at all hours, it's reasonable for her to make a written request that they pay some/all of the cost and give her some paid time for the purpose.

Link Posted: 6/10/2002 5:27:53 AM EDT
who might be interested in some self defense materials and training.  She comes and goes to her work place at all hours of the day and night, necessitated by her job.
Any ideas that I can just present quickly, that would not require very much extra effort on her part?
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Have her read Paxton Quigleys "Armed and Female".  It will give her an idea what she needs to think about.
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 5:39:56 AM EDT
Not much effort?  So she's not really that interested in defending herself.... LOL

I would recommend Hapkido, Aikido or Jiu Jitsu classes.  Those are what most bouncers at bars take to quickly learn how to subdue unruly customers... they are also going to be the most effective in defending yourself against an attack.  

Stand up fighting with a man, unless you are very well trained, isn't equitable.  Running is your first option but if that doesn't work, most struggles end up on the ground in a matter of minutes and that is where the above training would come in handy.    
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 5:41:38 AM EDT
I would be willing to escort her for a small fee. [:D]
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 5:44:28 AM EDT
Unfortunately, you'll fight like you train.
I was telling MM this yesterday, that Martial Arts is an investment in yourself. There is no such thing as a two-week black belt, dedicate yourself into some sort of training or become proficient with a concealed carry firearm.
Like my Sensei always told me, "Black Belt, Black Gun"
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 5:44:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 5:49:28 AM EDT
A cell phone, just call 911.......
(Beat ya imbroglio!)
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 5:50:31 AM EDT
A cell phone, just call 911.......
(Beat ya imbroglio!)
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that's great. whats the response time in your neighborhood?
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 5:50:47 AM EDT
Somethings you can teach her quickly are situational awareness and  how to and where to punch or kick. (Groin, knee, throat, solar plexus).
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 5:56:45 AM EDT

With all due respect to our LEOs on the board, calling 911 won't help.  Police are generally there to investigate AFTER a crime has been committed.  If we're talking about her defending against assault, it would be over before the cops got there.

A couple general things that she needs to know:

* Be fully committed to your decision.  If you are going to fight your attacker, fight to the death.  If you are going to give in, don't resist.  

* DO NOT LET THEM TAKE YOU TO A SECOND LOCATION.  If someone means to do you serious harm, they will often abduct a person and take them to a more private location where they have more control and less of an audience.  DO NOT LET THEM TAKE YOU TO A SECOND LOCATION.  

* Your best opportunity for getting away is when they first attack you.  When someone first attacks you, they are unsure of how you will react and are generally nervous themselves.  This is the best time to catch them off guard.  

* If someone tries to get into your car and make you drive to a second location, crash the car.  Make sure you always wear your seltbelt, too.  
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 5:57:22 AM EDT

JIMBEAM + crotch rocket =  one way trip to the ER.  

I saw it twice this weekend...

it ain't pretty.
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 6:00:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 7:21:41 AM EDT

JIMBEAM + crotch rocket =  one way trip to the ER.  

I saw it twice this weekend...

it ain't pretty.
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Riding a motorcycle is dangerous enough so I don't drink and ride.  I have done it in the past but it scared me enough that I will never do it again.  

I had a guy tell me that a friend had been killed on a motorcycle. When I asked how it happened he told me that the guy was drinking and taking valium. Drinking and riding is bad enough but damn drinking, taking a depressant, and riding the guy must have been trying to kill himself.

Most of the motor cycle accidents that I have seen involved Harleys and alcohol.

Back to the self-defense
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 7:27:47 AM EDT
Ancient art of Kamagnum.
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 9:54:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 10:53:06 AM EDT
 Buy her a copy of Jeff Cooper's "Principles of Personal Defense". This book is short, and seems to go a long way toward breaking the spell of "sheep" mindset. Paladin Press has it. The best 10 bucks you'll ever spend. Used Smith revolvers are dirt cheap at KY Imports.
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 11:25:16 AM EDT
Is she hot?!?! If so, I can be persuaded to get back into teaching again. I can show her some self defense moves. Firearms training. Then let nature take its course HEHEHEHE.
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 11:41:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 11:46:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 12:04:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 12:22:10 PM EDT
I saw her first, Al! [}:D]
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But I thought TX folks and hospitable and like to share [:(]
Link Posted: 6/10/2002 3:15:32 PM EDT
I have an exercise that will help her with her grip.

Link Posted: 6/10/2002 4:24:58 PM EDT
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