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#103054 - 04/19/05 11:15 PM just need some general advice....
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I've never taken karate, but I needed advice... this seemed like the best place for it, so thank you in advance!
I'm a fairly athletic female (about 5'6") and I justed moved into a rough part of my city. I carry pepper spray, but I also wanted to ask anyone about simple self defense moves to break a headlock or hold from behind... anything you might think is useful would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for your patience with my inexperience.

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#103055 - 04/19/05 11:23 PM Re: just need some general advice....
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Hi carrie18,
Really the best advice we can give you is to seek qualified instruction in your area.There is no best style to take just look around and see what you think. Trying to learn moves on the internet is virtually impossible withour prior experience.
Keep that pepper spray at the ready and avoid dangerous places and walking alone.
You might want to read this www.nononsenseselfdefense.com
Hope I helped.If you have anymore questions don't hesitate to ask. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

For FAQ on martial arts..http://martialarts.about.com/od/martialarts101/l/blfaq.htm

Good luck

[This message has been edited by SANCHIN31 (edited 04-20-2005).]

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#103056 - 04/19/05 11:44 PM Re: just need some general advice....
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Registered: 10/08/01
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Loc: Mason City, IA
If you're comfortable telling us what city you live in, it's likely someone on here is from there and can help recommend a dojo.

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#103057 - 04/19/05 11:50 PM Re: just need some general advice....
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Take up running.(seriously)
If you are really interested in self defense, you will have to put in some serious training time.
Going to seminars or trying to learn 1 or 2 moves is not going to work, especially over the internet.
It is a physical skill that requires constant practice to be effective.

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#103058 - 04/20/05 12:23 AM Re: just need some general advice....
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Shadowfax:
If you're comfortable telling us what city you live in, it's likely someone on here is from there and can help recommend a dojo.[/QUOTE]

Lansing,MI. Sometimes they list it in their profile.

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#103059 - 04/20/05 09:16 AM Re: just need some general advice....
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by SANCHIN31:
Lansing,MI. Sometimes they list it in their profile.[/QUOTE]

And some people have enough smarts to go looking at the profile. Too bad I'm not in that group [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG]

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#103060 - 04/20/05 01:38 PM Re: just need some general advice....
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Carrie18,
One option might be to look for a women's self defense class in your area. They are very helpful and can jump start you into a MA that you are comfortable with. This is how I got started. Good luck! [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG]

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#103061 - 04/20/05 02:56 PM Re: just need some general advice....
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Keep your eyes peeled, don't wear high heels, start your running training now. Don't go out too late, walk confidently and try not to let anyone you don't know approach you to within arms length. Make a run for it at the first sign of trouble.

Read as much of the site www.nononsenseselfdefense.com as you can.

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#103062 - 04/20/05 10:03 PM Re: just need some general advice....
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Thanks so much everybody... the website you recommended was really helpful!

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#103063 - 04/20/05 10:06 PM Re: just need some general advice....
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One born every minute...uh..I mean,you're welcome,glad we helped!!

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