Yep, I have heard all of these things when talking to others about what I do. Yes, we teach punching and groin kicking and technical fighting skills, but we do so much more than that! We help to instill a sense of confidence by pushing and showing men, women, and children that they can do so much more than they thought they could do!
When I started training in martial arts, I genuinely didn't think that I could effectively defend myself. I loved watching women on TV and in movies who were tough, but I never thought that I could achieve that level of proficiency - in fact, I believed that they were fiction (because they were). I always leaned on my husband to defend me and my children both emotionally and physically. He usually came to my rescue.
However, through my training I have learned that there is so much more inside of me than I ever imagined. I can depend on myself to conquer my worst enemy -- ME! I had beaten myself down pretty badly and my husband couldn't really get inside my head to help me in those alone moments when I was beating myself up. I truly believe that God lead me to train in Krav Maga specifically for my mental and emotional stability! My training literally lead me to understand that I can buck up, change my internal dialogue, and overcome great challenges!
So, why do I do this? I train to be healthier: mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically!
What am I afraid of? Not much! Even my dreams have changed - no more nightmares.
Do I think that a woman can fight a man? Yes - and with training, she can be even more effective!
Have a gun? Then I suggest that you train to use it effectively and train getting to it.
Too out of shape/too old? Get out of my head! I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me. I will keep on training as long as I can walk!
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