Simple Self Defense for Girls and Womenby Bill Valentine, Becky Valentine
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You can learn to make the most of your physical abilities in a fast, fun and safe program of simple self-defense moves. No course can promise to instantly transform you into a walking weapon of destruction that will defeat all odds. However, "Simple Self-Defense for Women" by Bill Valentine, Ph.D, 5th Degree Black Belt, and Becky Valentine, MS, Physical Educator, can safely teach you to "Beat the Odds" using basic motor movements you already know. This is a course in how to create pain fast using motor movements and skills that you developed before two years of age!
You didn't need to read any books to learn how to sit, stand, walk, clap your hands, grab objects or climb up some stairs? You can learn to transfer these basic physical skills into effective self-defense moves today, regardless of your current fitness level. Using common household props to learn the physical skills, bringing up good self-defense prevention information, and understanding how to use the motor skills you already possess to remove yourself from danger is the goal.
Simple self-defense techniques are basic moves that are not flashy or spectacular. Rather, they are simple physical movements you are already familiar with, straight forward, and to the point. Most importantly, they need to be applied by anyone regardless of age, height, or weight against a much more aggressive and larger opponent.
Can this be done? Not only can it be done, it has been done.
One of the most stirring accounts that points out this fact is found in the tale of an 8 year old boy who successfully protected his 4 year old sister from being abducted. In May of 2010, a man attempted to abduct Josie Kuhns while the family was on vacation. Her older brother, Nathan, (Again, "older" in this scenario is 8 years old) came to her rescue. As an unidentified man tried to pull her into his car, Nathan ran up to the man and started kicking and scratching him. Stunned at the response, the abductor let go of Josie and drove off in his car.
The only personal protection techniques Nathan used to defend his sister were kicking, scratching, and taking the fight to the assailant. Again, basic self-defense moves are often the key to extricating yourself from a serious situation, and saving a loved one.
This is a simple system of training you in only a few short hours to strike back using basic developmental motor movements you already possess , and will include self-defense moves that appeal to all body types, regardless of your athletic abilities, strength or conditioning.
The best basic self defense moves are not complicated or flashy. They are moves designed to work well under stress and pulled off in a simple and effective manner. The common self-defense techniques that are highly effective would be a series of open hand attacks. Slapping, palm strikes, scratching, and eye/neck pokes are fairly easy to perform. They are simple and direct and place you at very little risk for breaking or injuring your hand. (Closed fist strikes lead to broken hands due to the compression of the knuckles when the hand is not wrapped and placed in a glove)
For those looking to knock out an opponent, the ‘heavy tools’ of knees, elbows, and head butts can be brutal tools that can deliver overwhelming force. (Please note: only use the appropriate level of force to handle a specific situation. Excess force that exceeds self-defense can be considered assault)
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Meet the Author
Bill Valentine has a background in collegian wrestling and judo as well as Tae kwon-do. Bill began teaching Korean style karate in the early 1970s, reaching the level of 5th degree black belt. Realizing the difficulty in teaching karate as a form of self-defense, he began to apply practical skills that are easy to learn and effective when confronted with physical encounters. Bill and his sister Becky felt that a class was needed for instructors that was easy to learn and teach. They decided to combine their experiences to craft a program that would be both practical and effective.
Bill Valentine holds a full-time position as manager of an optical department for a large Eye Medical Group in Glendale. Bill’s educational background includes degrees in Ophthalmic Optics and Psychology. Bill is currently a member and past Division Captain in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and volunteers with Becky to teach Self-Defense workshops to women through the local California State Senate’s office.
Becky Valentine received her Physical Education Degree from Occidental College and capped it off with a M.S. Degree in Instructional Curriculum. She previously spearheaded a physical education department that was chosen as a model program for the State of California, and has been a guest speaker at several CAHPERD conferences. In and out of the classroom Becky is on the cutting edge of self-defense. Along with her brother Bill, they have created and developed the "Self-Defense for Life" program and handbook for instructors and educators. You don't have to be a black belt to defend yourself. Because this is a verbal and physical approach that everyone can use, this program has been implemented at the Cal Poly Workshop for Physical Educators, the California Middle School Physical Education Workshop and many school districts throughout California.
Self Defense for Life has evolved over the last three decades, and is now used to help teach self-defense units everywhere. Here is a practical and fun approach to learning self-defense for your kids. These simple and safe techniques will empower you as well as your students. Teachers will learn to design their own program based on verbal strategies, physical skills, conflict resolution issues, bulling problems and combative games. Come join the growing movement to keep our kids safe!
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