Internal Stories That Will Get You Killed

Often I talk with people about self defense and they have been told a story, by someone else or themselves, that keeps them from seeking out training for themselves or for their loved ones. 

“I’m not a fighter.”

“I’m a woman, I can’t defend myself.”

“I will protect my kids, they don’t need to train.” 

“It’s law enforcement’s job to protect me.”

“I attended a seminar once, so I know what I am doing.”

“It’s too expensive to train.”

“I don’t have the time to train.”

These, or some variation, are the most common I have heard in the twelve years of doing this. Let’s explore these stories and how we can change them.

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Nonviolent Communication for Self Defense?!?

So whether you are trying to connect with your significant other, communicate tasks or plans to co-workers, or properly setting boundaries against a possible threat, clarity is key.

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