Hi everyone. I checked in to my hotel today and met the very nice man who manages the hotel. He asked what I was doing in town and I told him about Girls Fight Back and what we do. He looked at me like he was really surprised and asked, “You teach people self-defense?” I said yes and he replied, “You don’t look like it.”
Just to be clear, he definitely did not mean this as an insult; he just found it surprising. I actually think it is kind of cool and goes to show that it doesn’t matter what gender you are or how big and muscley you are . . . and yes, I just made up the word “muscley.” It just shows that anyone can learn to defend themselves and, once they reach a certain point in training, can teach other people how to defend themselves.
The main message here is not to let your size or anything else about yourself make you thinking are not capable of being your own best protector, because it’s more about your fighting spirit and willingness to really go for it than size or some other variable. Also, for all you ladies out there, remember that fighting like a girl is actually a good thing. 🙂