We can take care of ourselves. Self defense isn't limited to those with the talent and fortitude for mastering the martial arts, nor is it the sole domain of certified "tough guys." Anyone can learn the basic skills of self protection.
And while learning a few strikes or blocks can be useful, self defense rarely requires a fight. By paying attention and trusting their instincts, most people can protect themselves without punching someone out.
This blog challenges the myths that leave far too many people scared and helpless and provides information to those interested in practical self defense.
Nancy Jane Moore has studied martial arts for over 28 years, training in Karate, Aikido, and T'ai Chi. She holds a fourth-degree black belt in Aikido and has taught that art for more than 12 years. She has also taken classes in self defense.
Nancy is currently working on a book about self defense incorporating the ideas presented on this blog. She is available to speak on self defense and related subjects.