New Goal: I am planning to take classes on practical, real world self defense. For now, I am looking to avoid sport martial arts (though I will attend those later for other reasons). For now, looking to find the most effective classes to keep me alive and safe as possible against the threat of violence. I also want to focus heavily on threat awareness. de-escalation, and legal/ethical ramifications, such as those described in "Facing Violence", which I'm reading now.
Immediate goals- I'd like to research, choose, and sign up for beginner's level classes by end of December 2013.
So far, I've found these as resources/possible contenders fo
New Goal: Take Krav class
Goal Completed: Take Self-Defense class.
Progress Started: Finally get my Self Defense Instructor License.
New Goal: Learn how to protect myself and family
Progress Report: My two sons have asked me to start training them in Kung Fu, which I used to teach. I will get back into my own training and then work with them. This is extra incentive to work on this skill.
Goal Completed: Setup system for self defense at home.
Progress Report: Formerly trained in Combat Sambo. Now adding Kali to my skill set.
Goal Completed: Currently enrolled in mma class and Brazilian Jiu jitsu class and have started attending class this week. I received my blue belt in nogi Ben.
New Goal: Take self defense classes with my daughter.