NO. It's not a question. It's not a suggestion. It's a sentence. It's a statement. It's a decision. We love watching our students find their VOICE while learning the empowering R.A.D. techniques! Until you have witnessed firsthand the change that takes place in the women who go through this course, you cannot truly comprehend the power it brings to their lives.
When I came across this coloring page by Sasha O'Hara I knew I wanted to include it in our student packets. I immediately emailed her to ask for her permission and she graciously (and quickly) responded with her approval. I colored this one in the Prepared and Defended and R.A.D. colors.
I hope every student will color one of their own as a reminder ... a contract with herself .. of her right to say NO! For those who do and will share with us, I plan to post them on our website, Instagram and Facebook as an inspiration to other women who may need to find their voice.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO SASHA O'HARA for allowing me to print this coloring page from her book "Calm the F*ck Down." She has an open invitation to attend our class if she ever finds herself in Texas!
Our R.A.D. Basic Self-Defense for Women Class is 9 Hours (most often broken down into 2-3 sessions). We are often asked why the class is "so long" and if we could possibly shorten it. Well, what other significant skill could you learn in less than 10 hours? You could learn some new dance moves in less than 10 hours, but would that mean you know how to dance? You could learn to play a song on the piano or guitar in about 10 hours, but does that mean you have learned how to play those instruments? You could take a First Aid/CPR Certification class for between 3-6 hours. Now that is a great idea! I even get "Vitality" points for taking CPR and First Aid through my company's wellness program! First Aid and CPR are both life changing, lifesaving skills. Tell me. If you could invest up to 6 hours to learn how to save someone else’s life, why wouldn’t you invest 9 hours to save your own?
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Earlier this month, a 30-year old man tried to kidnap a teenager by dragging her across the floor of a Dollar General in Florida while her mother desperately tried to save her. The video is unsettling and frightening and I believe there are a few lessons, or at least reminders, that we can learn from it.
I think the time has come to go LIVE with the Prepared and Defended website. I am so nervous! I want it to be perfect! However, if I keep putting it off until it is perfect, it might never happen. I do that a lot. Wait to do something until just the right time. Well when exactly is the right time? As long as we put things off, it will never be the right time. Why do we do that? We can think of a ton of reasons to put something off ... some legitimate and some manufactured. But ... there are some things that should not be put off any longer. Self defense, learning how to protect yourself, is one of the most important things you could ever do. We put it off because thinking about it makes it real. Let me tell you ... even just thinking about it is a step in the right direction! Think! Be aware! Fight back! Do it for yourself! Do it for those who care so much about you and depend on you! You deserve this. It's about YOU. It's YOUR LIFE. It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.