IMAS Kung Fu is in incredibly effective and time tested form of self defence for women. A major difference in self-defence for women and self-defence for men is the potential aggressor. While men are usually attacked by strangers, research has shown that in 75% of cases of violence against women, the attacker is someone they already know. Although women are advised not to walk out late at night and to avoid other similarly dangerous areas, the truth is that normal everyday life could be potentially just as dangerous.
Self-defence starts with small things
The motivation to take a self-defence class is the same for most women: They don’t want to be the victim of the type of aggressor too often seen in news bulletins. But there is a lot more to self-defence than simply avoiding physical conflict. Self-defence means personal defence in all situations, including so-called “harmless”, everyday situations. Defence, for example, against sexist-jokes or repeated interruption when talking. Defence against men who challenge women’s personal boundaries by staring at them or making shameless or lewd comments.
Listen to your intuition.
Although they possess an early warning system that alerts them to potential danger, many women don’t know how to react in situations such as those mentioned above. Everyone, however, has an inbuilt warning system. It is called intuition and it warns of many things, including critical and dangerous situations. All too often, though, the “logical” brain overrides this system whilst an ingrained, conservative upbringing may stop a woman from being “rude” in uncomfortable situations. The IMAS Self Defence Syllabus develops and refines that inbuilt intuition and shows you how to use it as your first line of defence in a potentially hazardous situation.