to make you safer.
Studies and criminological data show that sexual predators have massive weaknesses. They are looking for victims, not opponents, and they can be deterred and stopped in their tracks. The German police has developed course concepts to strengthen women, giving knowledge and tools, both verbal and physical, to not become a victim.
Missing Link Martial Arts brings this concept to Manchester.
Women's Self Defence class
The Angel Centre in Salford
Five week course
11.30am - 1.30pm
Starting April 30th
Understanding and recognizing harassment and sexual violence:
Victim- and offender-profiles
Personal limits and boundaries
Awareness and clear communication
Exchange of experiences
What kind of rules are there, what signs are there that I can see that things are going wrong?
How to identify an assault, best before it actually happens?
Fear & stress
physiological functions (fight or flight/panic)
methods to cope
Definition of violence
Preventive behaviour: Respect, anticipation, clarity
Creating a positive surrounding, coping with conflicts
Assertiveness face to face
Typical conflict scenarios
Simple rhetorical methods to deal with escalating situations
Distance & Boundaries
Analysis of own strength and weaknesses
What is positive thinking?
How to cope with ideas that block us from performing successful
Does the offender have weapons?
Would it help me to bring a weapon myself?
What is legal? What is helpful?
Physical self defence:
Practical training with and without male “opponent”
Straightforward and pragmatic, no sophisticated or complicated methods