Training in the martial arts can be a life changing experience for those who take it seriously. In addition to learning self-defense, martial art training creates individuals who are hard-working, driven to succeed, sociable, confident, and respectful to others. As you progress with your martial arts training, you will notice these mental and physical attributes will carry over into your everyday life.
Advances in technology have many positive effects on our society, resulting in an increasein the quality of life and allowing for new opportunities and experiences. With the invention of the computer and the popularity of the internet, the use of social networking sites has skyrocketed. Millions of people log on daily to post their latest thoughts, ideas, or emotions. Social networking sites are beneficial in reuniting long lost friends and distant relatives, but these sites can also be used innegative and dangerous ways. Sexual predators are using these sites by creating fake personas and profilesto befriend children. Both you and your parents must be aware of the fact that predators are actively usingthe internet to choose their next victim. While being aware of this fact is the first step in maintainingyour family’s safety, it is not the only step. Learn the following safety tips and practice them.
Realistic Self-Defense For Women Part One
In today’s society everybody has a possibility of being attacked, assaulted, robbed, or raped. This is why the “it will never happen to me” mindset can be unrealistic.
The most effective way to prevent an attack is to become aware of reality. Acknowledge the potential problem, and take steps to improve your chances of survival, such as enrolling in a realistic self-defense course. Although anybody may be a candidate for a possible assault, there are certain traits and characteristics that may make you more vulnerable.
Realistic Self-Defense For Women Part Two
A majority of the information and ideas concerning rape comes from our television, where a dark and menacing man jumps out from behind a bush only to surprise an unsuspecting woman. In the back of many women’s minds, and maybe even yours, the idea of a rape attack is a quick five to ten minute assault where the intimidating man takes advantage of a woman and then runs off into the distance. This is not usually the case. This chapter is designed to debunk many myths about rape, the rapist, and give you insight into the reality of this attack.
A topic that impacts children and adolescents alike is the topic of bullying. Every child, adolescent, and parent has been bullied, was bully, or witnessed the effects bullying can have on a child – even into adulthood. Bullying has expanded outside the school and into the “comfort” of a child’s home through the internet and various social media sites. While there are books and articles devoted to this topic, I wanted to include some additional advice on how a parent and his/her child should deal with this pressing issue.