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Simple doesn’t mean easy

During adult class this week, I was teaching a pre-arranged fighting drill. It was only a 3-4 step drill and the students already knew the techniques. Simple right?  I give you 3 or 4 things to do and then you do them.  Yes, it was simple, but it was not easy.  You see, there’s more…

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Sometimes it’s not a merry Christmas

The holiday season is considered by most to be a happy time filled with traditions, family and friends.  There are holiday parties, family gatherings and generally an air of good cheer.  However, this can be a really hard time for those in or trying to leave a domestic abuse situation.  Partners that are trying to…

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What are PINs and how can they help you?

Most people have learned to acknowledge October as breast cancer awareness month.  We honor this in our dojo with pink belts, pink shirts and sometimes even pink uniforms.  However, there is another deadly problem that we also need to remember to acknowledge this month.  October is also Domestic Abuse Awareness month.  Seventy-six lives were lost…

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It’s not always a stranger that puts you in danger…

We often think about self-protection for women as being about strangers.  People that we don’t know that jump out from a dark corner or from behind some bushes and attack unexpectedly.  As awful as that is to think about, it’s even more horrifying to think about the truth.  The truth is that it’s people we…

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To leave or not to leave…

If you have never been in an abusive relationship or been really close to someone who is, it may be difficult for you to understand why the victim doesn’t just leave, break off all contact, get a restraining order or a divorce.   The realities of domestic abuse are not as black and white as…

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