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Have You Ever Had to Use Self-Defense?

I have to admit that I've never taken the time to enroll in a serious self-defense course. Luckily, I've never been in a situation requiring it (knock on wood!), but I think it's about time I sign up!

Yesterday I posted a comical vintage ad for a book on secret self-dense tips. It got me thinking: how many of you have taken a self-defense course and had the unfortunate opportunity to test it out?

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rach716 rach716 6 years
Just once. I was getting back to my dorm in college after dinner, some guy was yelling things at me as I was paying the cab, when I walked up to the building he continued yelling things at me and then grabbed me. My first instict was to just start flailing my arms around, I clocked him right in the face and he took off. The cops came and found him up the street but because I hit him IN SELF-DEFENSE, they could arrest me for assault if they also arrested him.... Bullsh** if you ask me.
starbucks2 starbucks2 6 years
My mom wanted me to take a course when I was a teen but she didn't insist and I never did...Luckily I never been in the situation where I needed to defend myself physically.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 6 years
I'd like to take a course in kickboxing, that'd be fun and so handy.
opentypeA opentypeA 6 years
I got my black belt when I was 13. I haven't had to use it though -- thankfully in Iowa, people are (for the most part) more trustworthy...still always good to be prepared though, just in case.
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Kudos to all the gals with black belts and martial arts training! That's awesome!
Meike Meike 6 years
I earned my black belt in Taekwondo 11 years ago, did old people's kungfu (Taichi), and now working myself through Karate. I've also learned practical self-defense and weapons from my brother and uncle. Never had to use it mainly because I'm careful about not being alone at night or secluded places which really is your #1 defense. Sad as that may be.
soapbox soapbox 6 years
I'm a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, but I never had to use it.
Hiding55 Hiding55 6 years
I've never taken a class but I have had to defend myself. You just do what you have to do to get out of the situation without even thinking about it.
French-Kiss French-Kiss 6 years
Your agressor, if he's only using his hands, can put you in court for using such special technics you know :s well here in france it's the case, especially for Karate, you can see your icence be taken off if you use karate as a self defence. Too bad
French-Kiss French-Kiss 6 years
Your agressor, if he's only using his hands, can put you in court for using such special technics you know :s well here in france it's the case, especially for Karate, you can see your icence be taken off if you use karate as a self defence. Too bad
psychobabble psychobabble 6 years
I took a great course in college, thankfully I've never had to use it. I'd love to take a refresher course to keep up the skills.
janneth janneth 6 years
Wonder if I would use self defense techniques, or be too scared.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
Yes, I've taken a course, but I never had to use it, thank God.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 6 years
I've never taken a course but I have had to physically defend myself, yes.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 6 years
I have been wanting to take a self defense class but I haven't. I really should since I take night classes and often don't get out till 10pm.
juicebox07 juicebox07 6 years
I took karate when I was a kid. I've only had to use it when I got in a fight at school. Nothing serious like an "attacker" or anything though.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 6 years
took a course in college on it, and have used it
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