A Practical and Common-Sense Approach to Women's Self-Defense Using the Martial Art of Ninjutsu
By Sensei Jeffrey M. Miller
Founder & Director of Warrior Concepts
Sexual crimes and other attacks against women are on the rise everywhere. Regardless of the type of acts committed, most of these crimes will never be reported (only 1-in-5 rapes are ever reported to the police). And, you and I both know that...
This needs to stop!
Sounds obvious, right? Apparently not.
What do I mean?
I mean that there's a very common belief with many that crime will never touch them because they are someone special or invincible. Obviously this is a very dangerous myth. Because, when they realize that they're wrong, it's too late.
And, as long as we human beings have free will, the reality is that some people will choose to be criminals, just like others might choose to be a mechanic, waitress, or doctor. It should be apparent to you by this point in your life that, regardless of laws, punishment, or other deterrents, those who choose to be criminals, or those who never learned to control their anger and impulse to lash out against others, something else needs to be in place to stop them.
The other thing that needs to stop, or at least be minimized, is the feeling of helplessness that most victims feel - after they've been attacked. And, the way to do that is completely opposite from what most people fight and lobby for. More on that in a bit.
But, what happens now? What contributes to the feeling of helplessness and victimhood that many feel before, and after an attack?
To understand this, we need to contrast the common approach we've been taught works, but that doesn't, with something I discovered very early on in my own life. You see, the common approach looks like this:
A woman is raped, beaten, or abused. She becomes a victim of a horrible crime. And then, often times, as she's trying to get justice...
She is victimize all over again, but not by the same attacker this time... but by the same legal system that's supposed to catch and punish the attacker. Instead, she's made to feel like she caused, or was somehow the reason the attack happened.
The problem is that, her awareness and concern over being attacked - over being victimized - over having her life trampled through by another human being who chooses to act like a savage animal... is made ten times worse by the very people who we were taught are supposed to help her. The problem is...
This approach is just backwards.
It's like the proverbial saying that "puts the cart before the horse!"
It puts catching and punishing the attacker first, with little to no attention on our own responsibility to protect ourselves in the moment the attack is occurring or, better yet, before the attacker ever thinks of choosing us as his target!
Knowing how to defend yourself can not only save your life; it can empower you to be able to survive the aftermath should something happen. And the martial art of ninjutsu can do that for you on many different levels.
above I answer this question, and discuss many more topics related to effective self-defense for women in my book, "For Women Only!" If you want to learn more, and make sure you have a greater advantage in protecting yourself, you can get it free at: http://www.warrior-concepts-online.com/womens-self-defense-book.html.
Ninpo-taijutsu (pronounced "nin-poe tie-joo-tsoo"), the armed and unarmed self-protection method within a martial art known as Ninjutsu, the self-defense system that forms the foundation of the programs at Warrior Concepts, can be the perfect tool for you, if you're really looking for a guaranteed, effective method of women's self-defense. Ninpo-taijutsu is .
Ninjutsu is the "umbrella" name given to the self-defense and life mastery sciences passed down by the Ninja warrior men and women of ancient Japan. What that means is that the lessons, both for men and women's self-defense, as well as success n all areas of your life, have been tried, tested, and proven for over 900 years - through some of the worst periods of human history.
That means that they have worked, time and again - they are time-tested under the worst conditions - and the lessons of ninjutsu have survived through to today. But, what does that mean for you - especially if you are a woman living in the 21st century - someone who is afraid of what might happen if you're not prepared - someone looking for a self-defense program for women that is proven to work?
And in a short answer...
You learn how to "not" be a victim!
You learn how to defend against one are more attackers, not in a sport karate ring, but on the street - in a real women's self-defense situation - against an a real attacker who is bigger, stronger, and heavier than you are!
Seriously. How cool would that be, you knowing how to defend yourself and maybe even your kids?
Look... An assault happens once every 17 seconds, most of which are committed against women.
Some of these assaults are serious like rape, beatings, even murder. Some happen on the street, some at home, and many - like in the social and medical fields - happen every day as a part of your job, in cases of workplace violence.
As a recent example, the Daily News of New York had this story on page 21 of Wednesday's paper:
"Elusive groper strikes 2 times"
The story goes on to detail the story of a pervert who follow one woman home. Then, even after she had yelled at him and tired to push him away, he grabbed her crotch and then ran off. Before that incident he had tried looking up another woman's skirt, as she stood in a subway station.
How could ninjutsu have helped those women? After all, isn't this the question that you should be asking when you think about buying into any book, video course, or self-defense program?
If it isn't... it should be!
So, how can the Ninja' self-defense art of Ninpo-Taijutsu help in these instances of women's self-defense? First by recognizing that they were still attacks, even though o punches, chokes, or rapes occurred. And, even if the attacker didn't brandish a weapon like a gun or knife.
They were still attacks on women - unwanted attacks on the individual that effected her, even if that effect was not physical!
What could these women have done, using the martial art of ninjutsu as their method of women's self-defense?
Let's start with the one who's assailant followed her home. Okay?
Chances are he had been following her for awhile - waiting for an opportunity to strike. Which means that being more aware of her surroundings, coupled with many of the art's methods for increasing our intuition and ability and sensitivity to the presence of danger before it strikes, could have saved her from the disgrace and humiliation of this perverted, deranged, and filthy animal, putting his hands on her body.
Even if he had evaded her awareness enough to attack anyway - had she been trained in the art of ninjutsu, when he attacked her, she could have defended herself by using any number of Kyusho ('Pressure Points') techniques in combination with knee kicks or a kick to his groin.
I'm pretty sure that this would have made her attacker think twice about his next victim and whether or not she was trained in effective women's self-defense techniques. And her confidence and sense of accomplishment would have easily carried her through the aftermath, knowing that she taught her attacker a much-needed lesson!
Don't you think so?
The same goes for the woman in the subway who could have used the subtle, body-shifting techniques for close quarter combat taught in the Ninja's self-defense system, coupled with sensitivity and awareness, to easily slip her attacker's would be grab at her skirt and keeping her dignity intact. And, using the sensitivity and awareness skills that I talked about earlier, she would have been more aware of his movements.
Knowing how to take care of yourself is necessary in these dangerous times, whether you're a man or woman. And, learning ninjutsu as an effective means of women's self-defense will not only teach you to defend yourself, but it will give you the peace of mind, feelings of confident self-sufficiency, and the control over your safety and security that you're looking for.
Effective women's self defense requires more than just a few "karate moves." It involves the ability to think strategically, and understand how to defend yourself with as little wear-and-tear on you as possible - against an attacker who will be bigger, stronger, and determined to succeed!
How? Start by following the steps above and decide to be responsible for your own safety and survival. You might also want to read this book on, women's self-defense: "For Women Only!" It's available free at: http://www.warrior-concepts-online.com/womens-self-defense-book.html.
When you're ready to take the next step towards developing the real-world skills needed to protect yourself from an actual attack, or you have a group that would benefit from this kind of training, give us a call at the Academy about our special women's self-defense seminars, as-well-as regular, ongoing classes. You can call the Academy at: 570-884-1118.