Self-defense (Self`-de*fense”) (?), n.
The act of defending one’s own person, property, or reputation .
In self-defense (Law), in protection of self,
– it being permitted in law to a party on whom a grave wrong is attempted to resist the wrong, even at the peril of the life of the assailant.
Sometimes, violence comes despite the best possible avoidance measures, and when it does, there is often no opportunityto summon help. In those cases, a woman is forced to face her attacker alone, using only her resources and knowledge to survive.
Fortunately, women who are properly trained and confident in their ability to protect themselves can do so effectively.
“Fighting back” is a difficult and uncomfortable subject for many people to think about, but it does not have to be that way.
Being a victim stays with you for life, once you cross through that turnstile in life, at that point you will never be the same person again.
It’s not as hard as you think to learn to defend yourself, but it’s much harder than you think to recover from a rape or assault. Crime is on the increase and is often blind to age, ethnic background, religious persuasion or your sex.
This is where one party is generally not a willing participant in an ‘encounter’. Typically this party tries to diffuse the situation but is faced with a generally aggressive and potentially hostile opponent. Self defence is not about fighting. It is illegal to fight, it is not illegal to defend yourself.
Most women, men and youngsters in our society have heard:
“Don’t fight back as you will make him or her angry.”
Yet statistics show that 4 out 5 women who fight back get out of a situation!
However, most people do not believe they can fight back; You can fight back, you just don’t know how to……… yet!
ShinKen-Do is open to everyone. Today it consists of people from a truly diverse background of religious, cultural and ethnic origins. The practitioners seek to become people who can contribute to world peace and well being by working hard at their daily training.
The practice of ShinKen-Do provides you with self-protection skills that may prevent a rape, sexual assault or even save your life. We will teach you easy to remember and highly effective techniques designed for the everyday person in mind.