Women Flock to Self-Defense Classes

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Hundreds of Metro Atlanta area woman have attended a series of free self-defense classes held in the wake of Meredith Emerson's murder. Full Story
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Gaston

United States

#1 Jan 14, 2008
GLOCK!
Self-reliant

United States

#2 Jan 14, 2008
I also read where women are visiting shooting ranges more now as well. It's good to see people taking responsibility for their own protection.
xXDarthVaderXx

Snellville, GA

#3 Jan 14, 2008
I agree with Gaston. I think self defense classes give woman false security. I am 6' 3" 225. A knee to my abs wont hurt me. As soon as you try to go for my eyes I'll grab and break your arm. Remember my adrenaline is pumping too. But if you come out with a Glock. Sorry maam for the misunderstanding, have a wonderful day! Ladies its good to be in shape and have confidence, but dont put your faith in those classes. They will have you believing you can beat a angry man. 99% of you cant. To the gun range!
David

Atlanta, GA

#4 Jan 14, 2008
What these women don't understand is that a lot of guys are going around just looking for a reason to punch certain women in the face. One of these little self-defense moves will just give these guys the reason they're looking for. And then the guy gets out of trouble because it was self-defense.
Alert Woman In GA

United States

#5 Jan 14, 2008
This is retarded... Not to sound harsh, but if Meredith was ALREADY trained in this and it DIDNT HELP her, I don't see how classes like this could help me. And that last lady that was mentioned sounds like a basket case. He MAY HAVE been a convicted sex offender?? So can the guy bagging your groceries at Publix.
Dawsonville

Moultrie, GA

#6 Jan 14, 2008
I say get a permit and carry a gun.I think they will understand it.
David

Atlanta, GA

#7 Jan 14, 2008
Hey Alert Woman, I've never punched a woman in the face. Are you looking for a boyfirend? I have a good job and I can fix things around the house too.
David

Atlanta, GA

#8 Jan 14, 2008
Paris Hilton said women need four animals in their life. A mynx in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in bed, and a jackass to pay for it all. LOL.
Fedup

Ellenwood, GA

#9 Jan 14, 2008
I think if you read the entire article, it said that the main focus of the class was on awareness and avoiding physical confrontation. I think everyone could benefit from tips to keep out of dangerous situations. I see women in parking lots, etc. everyday, alone, staring at the ground, oblivious to what's going on around them. Those are the type of women perverts are looking for.

The most important thing is to not let yourself be put in a dangerous situation. Unfortunately, for women, EVERYONE poses a risk. Even carrying a gun isn't going to help if you're not paying attention and a man sneaks up behind you and hits you over the head. And unless you are carrying the gun in your hand, chances are you won't be able to get to it in time even if you DO have a couple of seconds warning.

These sick individuals bide their time and wait for the chance to hit someone from behind, or get women when they aren't paying attention. As a woman, we've got to be aware 100% of the time as to who is in front, behind, and on the sides of us.

I walk with a partner ever morning, AND my dog, who barks and growls at everyone. If we see someone, and they talk to us or approach us, we don't say anything, we ignore them. Now probably 99% of the time, the person is no threat, and is probably also offended - but that's just too bad. These days you just can't be friendly to strangers, and I don't intend to be a victim of that 1%.
David

Atlanta, GA

#10 Jan 14, 2008
Fedex wrote:
These sick individuals bide their time and wait for the chance to hit someone from behind, or get women when they aren't paying attention. As a woman, we've got to be aware 100% of the time as to who is in front, behind, and on the sides of us.
You sound a bit frigid overall, but that paragraph makes you sound like a porn star or a pole dancer LOL. What's your ASL?
Confused in Sandy Springs

Atlanta, GA

#11 Jan 14, 2008
Fedup wrote:
I think if you read the entire article, it said that the main focus of the class was on awareness and avoiding physical confrontation. I think everyone could benefit from tips to keep out of dangerous situations. I see women in parking lots, etc. everyday, alone, staring at the ground, oblivious to what's going on around them. Those are the type of women perverts are looking for.

I walk with a partner ever morning, AND my dog, who barks and growls at everyone. If we see someone, and they talk to us or approach us, we don't say anything, we ignore them. Now probably 99% of the time, the person is no threat, and is probably also offended - but that's just too bad. These days you just can't be friendly to strangers, and I don't intend to be a victim of that 1%.
Damn straight! I don't give a damn if the WORLD is pissed with me. I'd rather be alive and have a stranger annoyed with me rather than be dead.

Also, if people are going to carry guns for protection (as per some of the posts above), they need to know when, and how, to use them. Don't go shooting everything thing in sight, but don't wait for them to get you first! Classes would definitely be wise.
David

Atlanta, GA

#12 Jan 14, 2008
Confused wrote:
. I'd rather be alive and have a stranger annoyed with me rather than be dead.
Look, Think about it! The stranger may only want you dead because you annoyed him.

You need to think less like a victim if you want to really be safe.
Confused in Sandy Springs

Atlanta, GA

#13 Jan 14, 2008
David wrote:
<quoted text>Look, Think about it! The stranger may only want you dead because you annoyed him.
You need to think less like a victim if you want to really be safe.
Or he could get his wish if i stop and make things easier for him (or her). I'm not saying everyone should fear for their lives every time they leave the house, that would be ridiculuous. Nor am i saying that one should absolutely ignore every stranger they come in contact with. I'll never feel bad about trying to minimize the chances of harm coming to me thoiugh.

Walking around with rose colored glasses on doesn't change the fact that, unfortunatley, evil is out there. Some people feel that learning martial arts will help, other feel that carrying a weapon will. I happen to think a little common sense will help us all. Men need to be cautious too, by the way.
Confused in Sandy Springs

Atlanta, GA

#14 Jan 14, 2008
David wrote:
Paris Hilton said women need four animals in their life. A mynx in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in bed, and a jackass to pay for it all. LOL.
Paris could never come up with something so wise herself (smile). I guess the a** she'd be referring to in her own case would be her grandpa.
gunbroker girl

United States

#15 Jan 14, 2008
I'm buying a glock for my glove compartment, and a taser for my purse. Both can be bought at gunbroker.com . Better to be prepared than to wish you had it. True, you might be in a situation where you can't get to it. But if you are carjacked, you might have an opportunity to access it. I'll take those odds.
Tyrone in Alpharetta

Tazewell, TN

#16 Jan 14, 2008
Just more proof of how stupid the women of Atlanta really are. Upon graduation from the "Rambo's on the rag" class, will they be given a bag for their family to put their head in so they may further emulate some stupid hiker who propositioned a sixty year old toothless bum for extra shopping money? Investigations seem to be turning up a much different side to her personal life than the one being sold to the public via the media. This whole "stopping to chat" with an old man thing sounded fishy from day one. Meredith's parents must be so proud of little miss hooker.
scott

Lawrenceville, GA

#17 Jan 14, 2008
I think these classes are good as long as they don't embolden women to go where the shouldn't with a false sense of toughness. I am 6 ft 230 musclar and can bench 300lbs at almost fifty. Have had 3yrs of martial arts training and been in numerous fights as a youth and some as an adult. Grew up fighting gang members. But i really would think twice or three times about a trip in the woods alone especially unarmed. Self defense starts with making the right choices.
scott

Lawrenceville, GA

#18 Jan 14, 2008
I know we are supposed to be free. But are you free to wear a bikini on metropolitan at 4 30 at night alone. You should be but you know if you do you will attract some pretty negative attention and probably get raped or worse. Why are woman venturing out on trails alone in the woods. My ex girlfriend used to do this. I would ask her in astonishment what did she think she was doing. She said if there was a poblem she would run or scream. My answer was how fast and who would hear you. Come on please lets' use some common sense.
Fedup

Ellenwood, GA

#19 Jan 15, 2008
David wrote:
<quoted text>You sound a bit frigid overall, but that paragraph makes you sound like a porn star or a pole dancer LOL. What's your ASL?
You are exactly the type of idiot that women need to stay away from.

Go back to your porn site to get your kicks, you moron.
Fedup

Ellenwood, GA

#20 Jan 15, 2008
Tyrone in Alpharetta wrote:
Just more proof of how stupid the women of Atlanta really are. Upon graduation from the "Rambo's on the rag" class, will they be given a bag for their family to put their head in so they may further emulate some stupid hiker who propositioned a sixty year old toothless bum for extra shopping money? Investigations seem to be turning up a much different side to her personal life than the one being sold to the public via the media. This whole "stopping to chat" with an old man thing sounded fishy from day one. Meredith's parents must be so proud of little miss hooker.
You know, it's sad and scary to know that there are people like you out there. Only a complete and utter idiot would make those kind of remarks about someone who had just been brutally murdered. I don't care if she was a waitress, a hooker, or a saint - NO WOMAN deserves to be bludgeoned and decapitated.

It's too bad your parents decided to reproduce.

Go back and crawl into your hole. Anyone who thinks like you needs serious help.

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