The Women’s Self Defense Boogeyman Lives On

Women’s Self-Defense Trojan Horse
Part III

The boogeyman jumping out of the bushes and getting women from behind is still grabbing headlines while scores of women and children suffer at the hands of loved ones in their homes.

Why this fascination with the myth of so-called “unpredictable violence”? Perhaps it has something to do with our very human nature of enjoying drama and vicarious adventure and flirtation with danger. Perhaps it is a deep-seated fascination with the idea of “I’m glad it wasn’t me”. The fact is that each of us can and do predict behavior based on information we extract from our environment. In my professional opinion, the key to making it useful for survival is knowing what to look for, when to look for it and how to act on it.

Be Encouraged
People protect themselves successfully every day. Yet it is usually the failed attempts that make the news, offering us news consumers little to apply other than the anxiety pumped out from the sensationalized words, images and hopeless, distorted or misguided attitudes. A powerful and valuable skill that can convert this information into useful self-defense and personal security application is learning what to pay attention to – such as what worked, as well as what failed.

While not a psychologist or sociologist, I have taught self-defense, personal security, military, law enforcement and bodyguards for my entire professional life. [If experiencing a criminal attack, I wouldn’t want a clinical psychologist by my side. I’d rather have a person equipped with what Gavin and my company teach.]

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Nottingham Sword & Shield Security provides on or off site training. Unique Security Services and Self Defense Training nationwide including Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Phoenix Arizona areas. This information provided in cooperation with: John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts Scottsdale PV Phoenix, Nottingham Sword&Shield; Security and Hit Like a Girl Self Defense Personal Security Training
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John Nottingham, EPS is a graduate of Bodyguard Training International / USA Bodyguards. He was trained at Gavin De Becker Academy for Protectors and in Advanced Threat Assessment and Management. A Sixth Degree multiple Black Belt holder he served in a Special Forces Airborne reserve unit as a Military Intelligence Analyst. He is the founder of Nottingham Training Systems, Nottingham Security and the USA Martial Arts chain of schools.
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Nottingham Sword&Shield Security is the Protective Division of LCI Inc. which provides security strategies and solutions to public and private clientele. Nottingham Security serves and advises media figures, corporations, government agencies, police departments, universities, and at risk persons of situations that might escalate to violence. Nottingham Security’s capabilities include: individual, executive, family, children, event and mobile high and low profile protective services.

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