The statistics show that 50% of women will be subject to an attack or sexual assault in their lifetime, a statisic I am sure you will agree is scary and shocking. I am delighted that Tahir Ahmad of Defence Lab Training has agreed to run an exclusive 3 hour Women’s Personal Safety and Self Defence workshop for BOLD Women. As girls and women, we are generally physically weaker and shorter than our male counterparts, the type of violence and threat we face can be quite different to those of men; with tailored training and understanding, we become better equipped to deal with the specific and unique threats that we are often made victims of.
I believe the saying ‘your life flashes before your eyes’ is actually our brain desperately searching for a point of reference of when we have experienced that event before; it’s searching for a solution. So, our life doesn’t flash before our eyes, but our previous experiences and knowledge does. It can be impossible to find a solution if we have never been in that situation previously or at least seen something that vaguely relates to it. In this 3-hour workshop we will put the balance back in your favour by making you aware of the possible dangers and showing you how to overcome them. It’s more than just knowing how to fight or escape a physical attack; you will also learn to think in terms of dangers, options and choices, allowing you to remain calmer and stay in control.