Sensational Sound-bytes Not Always Best Self-Defense Advice

Women’s Self Defense Trojan Horse
Part V

In my 25+ year observation of the self-defense industry is that it is steeped in politics. From angry feminism, to the old boys network, the battle lines have been drawn by extremism and characterized much of the industry with it. It’s got as many nuts as a Whole Foods store. I’ve seen brilliance on both sides but it is difficult to wade through the opinions and rhetoric some times to get to the good information.

Hopefully the qualified voices in the middle won’t be drowned out by the venomous comments and political agenda of the extremists. Can we get to the meat of the message despite the messenger?

Some are martial artists with the agenda of perpetuating their particular style. Others are vicarious celebrity seekers believing they have the holy grail of ultimate techniques they piece-mealed together from a few lessons, books, tv or video in their garage and back yard. Yet others are academics with the ability to persuade but never made it out of the lab. Don’t we all have common ground?

My aim is to encourage thoughtful and respectful discussion and a cooperative effort to share and promote accurate life saving information; to build more peaceful lives, family and communities. Overly Utopian some might say, but I believe it’s possible.

One of the ways I’ve learned to keep my team honest and humble is to continual research, study and test our theories. We are constantly seeking better ways to do things and new ways to validate or invalidate claims. Perhaps this is why our clients have come to trust and value our recommendations and methods over the years.

I dream of a day when we can unilaterally rise above the politics of our personalities and unite for the common good and build better communities. Who’s with me?

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