Posted by: Brenda | March 26, 2012

Day 22: Upper Body and Self Defense

Today seems to be all about exercise for us. Right after breakfast we had an upper body strength workout and all I can say is doing lateral raises after having worked out your triceps and biceps is hard! I do like the fact that we get a break between classes, so we’re not killing ourselves.

This afternoon we had a class on women’s self-defense and were taught that, if going for a walk, to leave a note with where we’re going and when we’ll be back. We were also taught that it’s a good idea to be friendly with your neighbors or a familiar face at the local convenience store, so you can use those as “safe” zones. After the lecture portion, we were taught how to break several holds an attacker could use. The main concept drilled into our heads, though, was “distract and escape.” I’ll definitely be taking this knowledge home with me.

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