Women’s Self-Defense!

Posted by: John W. Zimmer
Under: Self-defense
5 Jan 2008

6 Responses to “Women’s Self-Defense!”


    I think it’s a great idea! had my 6 year old not started taking Karate the idea of learning myself never would have entered my mind. Besides the physical benefits, it has done wonders for my attitude, and understanding of self defense.
    John, Are you going to Panama in April?

  2. John W. Zimmer Says:

    Hi MsKnowItAll,

    Are you speaking of the international karate camp, 2008 in Panama? I just did a Google search and found that at: http://www.shotokankarate.net/. I’ve not done Shotokan Karate in 30 years but I really enjoyed the strong stances and powerful kick, sweep, punch combos as well as the counter punches! If this is what you meant – it sounds like great fun but I won’t be there.

    If you go please let us know how it was! :)

    Take care,


  3. Joanne Factor Says:

    I think it’s too bad that it takes a high-profile murder and lots of news coverage to inspire more women to take self-defense classes (same thing’s happening in Seattle now). Even a one-hour class can open your eyes to what you can do, what options you have, and increase your chances of staying safe.

  4. Chip Says:

    I used to teach ladies kickboxing at Tulane, up-town New Orleans. My invention, The Pierce Protector has saved many peoples lives. Be safe, Chip..

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  6. John W. Zimmer Says:

    Hey Chip, I favor a layered strategy and devices such as yours, where legal are an excellent option!