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Tuesday, 11 December 2012 00:00

The holidays can be a perilous time for women

From the Orlando Sentinal:

Sgt. Jamie Loomis is an imposing figure with or without her Winter Park police uniform.

When she yells, she means it. When she feels threatened, she assumes a defensive position. When her life is on the line, she fights with every fiber of her strength because Loomis vowed not to be a victim.

Empowering other women to adopt similar attitudes and reduce their risk of being targeted by violent criminals is what Loomis specializes in as a self-defense instructor for the police department.

 "As women, we are not prepared to protect ourselves," Loomis said. "I teach women to embrace their 'Spidey' sense and use it, not ignore it."

Whether at home or on the street, the holidays can be a potentially perilous time for women lacking the basic physical and psychological skills to ward off danger.

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Published in Self Defense Training
Thursday, 06 December 2012 00:00

Predators and Personal Protection

Thanks to author Bob LaRose for this enlightening article. A link to the entire article can be found below. 

To the Editor:

Regarding the Oct. 24 issue of West Newsmagazine (“St. Louis County Police respond to area concerns about serial rapist”), I am excited that people are taking a proactive position on the predatory violence against women. Our community needs this very much.

As a self-defense instructor and a retired Marine, I take the safety and security of law abiding citizens seriously. I commend the Krav Maga folks in their service to our community. I am familiar with Krav Maga from spending time in Israel and in their gun defense courses. It is a good form of combatives.


Recently I graduated from the West County Citizen’s Policy Academy, where I was enlightened about the reality of violence and crime in our community.

Published in Personal Protection
Thursday, 06 December 2012 00:00

Tough girls train, learn how not be victims

By Richard Yeakley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“Stop! Stop! Leave me alone! Stop! Stop!”

The shouts aren’t those of a victim of crime. They are the shouts of a woman training to never be one. Michelle Lugo is a Tuff Girl — a group of women who train Tuesday and Thursday nights at Longview Martial Arts in grappling, striking and self defense techniques.

 The program is designed for women of all ages. No interest in traditional martial arts like Taekwondo or Jiu Jitsu, which are also offered at Longview Martial Arts, is needed to participate. “It can be frightening to be alone, especially at night,” Lugo said. “Do you watch the news, people these days are willing to kill you for a couple of dollars.”


Read the entire article here: Tough girls train, learn how not to be victims

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maker of the bedside holster holder, Pillow Pal


Published in Violence Against Women
Thursday, 06 December 2012 00:00

Self Defense for Women

Brandy White's article in the Examiner is a must read for women!

It might not be on every woman’s to do list but it should be: take a self-defense class. It’s not a topic most people, especially women like to bring up, the possibility that they could be attacked but as numerous statistics show, it happens. In fact, according to numbers released by the U.S. government one in four women will be attacked in their lifetime.

Read the entire article, Self-defense: a must for women

Published in Violence Against Women