I attended an (Escape Alive) class several months ago. It was the first class of this kind that I had ever attended, and I was so very impressed with the entire experience!
The class started out with one of the instructors going over tips on how we can be better aware of our surroundings. He provided us with exact, specific scenarios that we should all be considering each time we are out and about in life. We all "think" we know this stuff, but guess what? The examples and specifics that he gave to us put a whole new level of perception for me about my personal safety. Sadly, we really can never say, "Nothing will never happen to me".
Before the class, I would "kind of" think about where I was parking, who is around me, and where I was…what kind of people are close by. What I also tended to think was that "nothing" will really ever happen to me, so I was living life with my guard only 20 to 25 percent turned on.
The truth is, people are around that may be specifically looking to take something from you. This starting point of the class taught me so much, most importantly to TRUST my INSTINCTS!
The class does get physical. It is a great workout, your heart and breathing go up, but you are not forced to go beyond what you are comfortable with. The moves taught in this class for self defense are ones that anyone in normal health can handle. These techniques are also something that we should all practice regularly. If you don’t practice, the speed and power felt from moves done during the class will be dulled considerably as time goes on.
I am very excited to have experienced this program and am looking forward to taking the class again and again. I think twice a year will work for me, keeping me in tune with the World around me and feeling powerful enough to avoid or escape from a threat that may come along."