February 23, 2008

A Morning Well Spent

Recently there has been a rise in crime round these parts. Good things come from the bad, sometimes and one of my neighbors arranged for a self defense class and I was lucky enough to be there today! Now, my photography isn't very good, sorry!
Steve Crandal was the man invited to teach it. His resume is Amazing... He's the Captain of his Fire Station, on the local S.W.A.T. team, a marshal arts expert and the list goes on. He's taught this class several times to women all around.
There was WAY more information than I could ever remember. His main points were to always "Be Alert and Aware" of your surroundings. He also said that body language is very important; walking with confidence, for example. Trusting your instincts is important as well.


A friend of his in the audience said that she'd make a handout from his PowerPoint. If you're interested in it, I'll post it when I get it! It was a fantastic meeting and we rescheduled with him to teach us how to break free from holds and the rest!

I thought I'd come home feeling insecure but I feel better about the safety of my environment and my abilities to keep my family safe. (hope I didn't just jinx it!) Anyway, I'll share more when I get that handout in hopes of keeping you and your families safer!

Until then, listen to your gut and be safe!

8 comments:

Edie said...

So I attended the class as well, and I was a new person today at Harmons. I walked with this attitute of bring it on... I am ready and aware. It was a great class. Thanks for sitting on the front row with me!! :)

Lisa Cannon said...

That sounds like it was a good class. Did they catch those people?? I would love you to post the info, thanks!

Tiffany said...

I would love to see the info. I like to be safe, generally speaking. :)

Shauna said...

I wish I could have come with you. Sounds like you learned a lot.

Suzie said...

way to be pro-active!
I say kick 'em in the nuts. Everytime!

Mindi said...

i prefer the "gut-face-groin" move--it's awesome! makes me feel like chuck norris. sometimes it almost makes me wish i had someone to practice it on....

Pedaling said...

great info - ditto suzie-
looking forward to the info!

Brooke said...

I was sad I missed it! I couldn't go! You'll have to fill me in. Thanks for being willing to post the handout. Are you going to soccer again this year?