Women’s Self Defense Class – Westbrook Maine

Tweet On November 5th and 12th, I will be teaching my first public seminar in Maine. A Women’s Self Defense class. I did dozens when I lived in Boston,  and I keep them fun, empowering, and educational. The course is two consecutive Mondays from 6-8pm, attendees will learn valuable self defense skills that will help […]

Won’t Fighting Back Against An Attacker Just Make Him Angrier?

Tweet I just got an email from a martial arts “master” who repeated, almost verbatim, one of my least favorite self-defense myths. I am not going to reply to him publicly, but I need to call this out. The myth goes something like this, “if you do technique x, and the guy has a gun […]

How Important Are Size And Strength In Self Defense

Tweet It’s a question that comes up quite frequently: Can you defend yourself against someone who is bigger and stronger? And: How important is size and strength in martial arts? The answer requires a bit of a breakdown: 1. Don’t confuse sport with self defense. Combat sports like MMA, boxing, and wrestling have weight classes […]

What’s Wrong with Women’s Self Defense?

Tweet First – there is nothing wrong with women, or anyone, wanting to learn to defend themselves. Protecting yourself and your loved ones from physical harm is a natural instinct. Second, I personally have taught “women’s self defense” classes throughout Boston – particularly during heavy activity by two serial rapists in the area. I do […]