This is why you don’t mess with kickboxers…
A woman, who is remaining unidentified, recently recounted her amazing story to an England court of what took place in August 2014.
Jiu Jitsu stops another sexual assault. Arm bar to Triangle choke. Attacker passed out and apprehended by police…. http://t.co/MI9XpmbQXH
— Fusion Martial Arts (@SilvaFusion) May 20, 2015
Mark Willis, a 39-year-old would-be rapist, attacked her in the early morning. Grabbing her and telling her to, “Be quiet and do as I tell you and you won’t get hurt.”
But this kickboxing woman was not one to lose a fight that easy, as told from her testimony.
“The intention is to send the elbow in the wrong direction and cause extreme pain or a break. I was not able to do that.
I think he figured out what I was trying to do because he managed to wriggle free and he hit me again repeatedly in the face. I was stunned for a moment.
Again I could feel him grabbing between my legs and pulling at my clothes. My legs were still free so I lifted my left leg up onto his shoulder and around the back of his neck.
I crossed my right leg over and squeezed together as hard as I could. He seemed to struggle for air – which was the point! His head was locked down. He lifted his right hand and literally pounded as hard as he could on the side of my face.
I closed my eyes and held it for as long as I could hoping he would pass out in a few seconds. Then I felt his body go limp. I thought he had lost consciousness or run out of air.”
Quite an amazing story, and one more reason to get out there and start taking classes that can help you keep fit, and maybe help save your life.
Three classes you can take to stay fit and learn self-defense.
If you want to defend yourself, the obvious first choice is the same practice this woman learned, kickboxing. Kickboxing workouts can help you learn successful self-defense moves along with raising your heart rate, building muscle, and burning unwanted fat.
It’s not just for kids! Karate is the Chinese martial art that can empower you to feel confident about your strength. It’s an amazing workout to help build your core and tighten muscles. Not to mention, you’ll get to learn to punch slabs of wood in half. Now there’s a way to scare a predator!
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a form or martial art and self-defense that focuses efforts on grappling and ground-fighting. This is an especially good art for woman because it focuses on the concept that a smaller, weaker person can defend themselves from a larger, stronger person by applying joint locks and chokeholds, very similar to what the woman above did to her attacker.
Finding ways to build strength and confidence is important for men and women. Don’t become a victim of a meaningless crime because you can’t defend yourself. There are plenty of ways to keep you and your body safe. For more information visit American Women’s Self-Defense Association.
Would you be able to defend yourself if this happened to you?