If you were attacked during a doomsday scenario, would you be able to protect yourself without a weapon? Many women believe that as long as they have a gun, they can protect themselves, but personal emergencies rarely occur when you are ready for them. What if you are gardening and someone sneaks up behind you without you realizing they are there? What if someone breaks into your house while you are sleeping? Or you run out of ammo?
Many community recreation centers offer self defence classes for women, which you can take without revealing the true nature of your desire for the self defense training. Most are single day classes or over a couple of evenings. Some fitness centers are also offering self defense training, as well as college campuses if you can take advantage of those.
If your plans for TEOTWAWKI include a comminity of survivalists, picking up some self defense books would be pretty invaluable.
Here are a few books I have checked out in the library or in ebook form, you will probably want to have at least one copy of a self defense technique book, because even if you are trained, it is good for a refresher when SHTF, you can look up specific situational defense techniques (attacked from behind or while on a bike) as needed, and it can be used to train others you group up with who might not have the same training.
Don’t forget you can teach kids some of the easier techniques, or better yet, sign them up for karate, aikido or Tae Kwon Do, which should be offered in your community, or consider it as a summer camp if their busy schedules don’t allow adding another weekly activity.
|Krav Maga for Women
This first one is brand new, so I haven’t read it yet, but I did want to mention it because it is quite an aggressive self-defense program using Krav Maga, which is the Israeli Defense Forces defensive tactics system.
|Fight Like a Girl…and Win: Defense Decisions for Women
This one is great because it covers the psychological aspect of defense (and is probably good for men too!) It has great reviews on Amazon as well.
It’s an unfortunate reality that women are susceptible to random acts of aggression, from sexual harassment and stalking to physical assaults, domestic violence, date rape and worse. But women can learn how to protect and defend themselves–with this groundbreaking guidebook. Let martial arts black belt and accomplished journalist Lori Hartman Gervasi walk you through easy-to-follow, everyday steps for taking charge of your personal safety, training your reflexes, and–if and when the time comes–using force.
|Fight Back: A Woman’s Guide to Self-defense that Works
Published in 2011, this is also a fairly recent self defense book that covers tactics and technical advice for self defense.
|Total Self Defense Technique for Women
This is a DVD released a few years back, so if you can’t find a class near you, or you want to practice at home, this is a good DVD to add to your survivalist collection.
|Self Defense for Women with Tayah Kansik – technique and workout
Another self defense video, this also includes a workout if you want to incorporate some of the moves into an exercise routine.