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What do I mean? Memorize 10 phrases to visit a foreign country. You can order a plate of food, ask for bathroom, and call cabs all day long. Thatís self defense. Youíre not prepared to adapt to new situations. Instead, you could have a basic understanding of how language works and you can perform, pronounce words, hear locals, and react to situations youíve never been in before. You feel better, and can go more, go farther, and live better. Thatís Personal Protection.
ďOf course, we all know that there are no guarantees that violence won't occur; therefore, protective tools must be in place. These tools need to be effective, direct, and immediately useful or victim runs risk of making things worse by trying to defend herself with techniques that won't hold up.Ē Ė Robert Bussey
Personal protection isnít just mental. It is not just physical. Itís both. And it can be relatively simple, safe, and fun, to learn. Thatís something I feel good about telling my sister.
Alex Iglecia is a Combat Advisor, Club Sanctioned for www.busseystyle.com and teaches Genuine Bussey Style to the Back Bay community at Body Evolver and to companies and organizations throughout New England. You can find out more online at http://www.busseystyle.com/