I - Program Description: SPB Stop The Violence, Learn Self- DefenseII - Objectives: Awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance options Realistic, usable defense tactics Lectures and extensive hands-on training enable you to develop confidence and proficiency
III - Rationale of the Program: Women & Self-Defense Taekwondo can help women deal with many potentially dangerous situations (i.e. muggings, rape scenarios, bullying, spousal abuse, etc.) if you unable to escape or call for help. However, "There are very distinct physical differences between what will work for a man and for a woman... you are going to use different techniques if someone has a foot of height and 100 lbs on you" and "If your attacker has a size and strength advantage on you, some techniques will not work. One has to adapt and focus on efficiency, not brute force". Given this fact of life, most women should focus on techniques that allow them to escape a situation versus trying to overpower a possibly much larger and stronger opponent. Get away from danger! Taekwondo is a combat and self-defense techniques Physically, taekwondo develops strength, speed, balance, flexibility, and stamina.