Do you think that self defense is important in nowadays?

@codris (783)
Italy
May 3, 2012 4:49pm CST
hi there people, i've just started a self-defense training and i've seen that so much people do this, expecially women, maybe is for the rise of crimes of violence on them, and i think that know how to hit someone is a good thing. And what about you? do you think that self defense is important nowadays?
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14 responses
• Pamplona, Spain
2 Jun 12
Hiya codris, Us Girls need to know how to look after ourselves yes. I think it would be great for all of us to learn something I know a couple of things someone taught me ages ago but thats about it. Now I would like to renew my knowledge and see what is new and if I can better my experience for the just in case which I hope does not happen anyway. Very important indeed I believe in self defense you never know what can happen a couple of years back I found myself in the middle of a group of middle aged women who were just outside the toilets and one showed me her knife and was not very friendly at all. Lucky for me I managed to make a dive for it and scarper as quick as I could it was not my fight lol it was theirs. Gangs of middle aged Women can you credit it? This happens when they go on a drinking binge and the two Gangs because they are Gangs confront each other. Hey I will tell you something though it´s really good to learn about what goes on in the World. At first I thought it was a big joke of some kind but I saw her pull the knife and the other Women from the other Gang came to help me out so I could run off then I wished I knew more about self defense. You usually only think about thugs attacking you don´t you? Seems that is all changing.xxx
• China
6 May 12
Yes,I think so.Especially in some disturbed conuntries.
• Philippines
5 May 12
I think so too that self-defense is very important especially nowadays when the crime rate is getting higher. I took a self-defense class of a certain martial art and I learned a few skills that would come in handy at some situations. I just hope I don't get to use them in real life because that means I would have met danger. I would love to continue taking classes but I can't afford them at the moment. I'm a woman by the way.
@veejay19 (3590)
• India
5 May 12
We are going through very trying times nowadays.Crimes of violence especially against women are on the increase and one hears so many crimes like rape and domestic violence on women taking place everyday.It has therefore become very necessary for everybody,men and especially women and children to learn martial arts like Judo,Karate and Kung-Fu so that they can at least defend themselves if attacked.They should also learn how to disarm the attacker incase he is armed with a weapon like a knife,chopper or even a handgun.
@celticeagle (122945)
• Boise, Idaho
5 May 12
Good for you! I think a self-defense course teachs alot more that just how to defend yourself. In this day and age with all the mugging and such it is a good idea to know how to protect yourself but, most self-defense also teachs you patience, discipline and self reliance. It is a plus any way you look at it.
@zarasoc (110)
• Philippines
4 May 12
Hi, yes it is very important. Knowing even those simple self defense could mean a very big thing since there are increasing number of crimes nowadays. It is very important to know how we should react when there could be some cases of attacks or threats. And also important to have presence of mind.
@albto_568 (1268)
• Costa Rica
4 May 12
I believe that self defense has been important always, it is important of course for women and other vulnerable parts of the population. Knowing how to defend oneself but, also have the common sense and judgement on when to do it, because, fighting when there are too many adversaries, only to defend some material pertenences, wich belong to us, and we cherished, but don´t worth our lifes. But, I do believe that everybody should be in the position of being able to defend him/herself.
@akobuday (124)
• Philippines
4 May 12
Yeah, very yeah! Self-defense is important, very important especially to women. I've been on self-defense training in my school before but I can't seemed to do it well due to the fact that my bones are not very into it. How I wish I've been taught in my childhood days.
@twinkz89 (29)
• Philippines
4 May 12
that's the thing that every women should do, it's help a lot in their living everyday..., you know there are so many guy who is taking advantage of some women. they will learn to defend their self where there are.
@lady1993 (21826)
• Philippines
4 May 12
yes, self defense is really important these days since the crime rate never goes down and it is very dangerous especially at night, and even in the morning.. i would love to learn some to i just have no time.. good luck for you.
• India
4 May 12
Years before non-violence is great enough to adjust the matters in life but the attitude of the people are entirely changed. The strikes are much powerful and strong and we people are not able to defend through non-violence. This could be only defended by violence. We people should make the opposite striker to know that we are much powerful and we must let him know that this is the new method we the new young generation react at you . This face will reduce the amount of the problems what you face now.
@cloud31 (5810)
3 May 12
Yeah I think its very important nowadays.Crimes can be happened anytime and everywhere so its quiet important to know a bit or even know how to defend ourselves. Woman should understand the importance of self defense especially those countries whose prone of crimes and violence. Nice topic!
@spazz435 (323)
• United States
3 May 12
It is calculation that crime against women is much higher that it is for men. Mainly because men think women are very easy to take advantage of. I think that it is a very good idea for a woman to learn self defense to make sure that she knows how to protect herself if need be. Either that or she can buy pepper spray or something. The time to think about protection for yourself isn't after something bad happens, it's before.
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
3 May 12
Well, just to answer your question, in my opinion, I say YES, it is important! First, the self-defense, reinforces the character, then today, our cities are unsafe, then having a bit of shots available to use if and only if it is attacked, it does not hurt! Of course, for you women, maybe could be a positive exercise to feel more secure when you're on the road. You never know who you might meet. In all ways, I am always of the opinion that in most cases, even when there is a disagreement, it is always best left to lose, rather than insist on wanting to be right, sometimes threaten consequences far worse!