Self Defense Mechanisms - and what NOT to do.

I witnessed a self defense/ martial arts training session at the park yesterday, and i’ll tell you what - it was crap. He was teaching her (a young vulnerable woman) to guard her head and bat away the attacker’s hands. If she had time to do that, she’d have time to run and ring someone. I’ve had almost 7 years Taekwondo training, and i know for sure you shouldn’t leave parts of your body free from guard. One arm guards head, the other guards the body. In case of a knife attack, try to run instead of fight, or at least grab the other persons arm and make it so they are in an arm lock? In case someone is throwing punches you’d try and block them but push your attacker or kick them to then run away. There shouldnt be a need to fight. Finally, if someone was to grab you, you need to know release moves and how to escape the different grasps. Such as when you’re in a “bearhug” and the attacker has grabbed from behind, you drop your stance and elbow as hard as possible, then you run. You do NOT go in closer to your attacker. You do NOT leave any part of you unguarded. You do NOT need to fight. You run. You disable the apponent and run.

anonymous asked:

any fics where they are in the supernatural world like basically in the show

Here are a few but also check out our Supernatural Universe Tag

Being Dean Winchester by betts

Rating: Explicit 

Word Count: 20,578

Summary:“You should show me some respect. I dragged you out of hell. I can throw you back in. ”Who the fuck was this bitchy “warrior of God” doing talking to him like that? Fuck Cas-tee-el and his dumbass trench coat and abrasive motherfucking attitude. Dean was done with this shit.

***Wherein a monster of the week steals the essence of Castiel’s vessel, so he must use Dean, recently raised from hell, as a vessel instead.

How to Date and Angel in 12 Easy Steps by  fourthduckling

Rating: PG-13

Word Count: 23,590

Summary: It’s not that hard to date an angel. All Dean has to do is fight off hordes of vampires, research gay porn, get sucked into a crappy Narnia, endure Sam’s comments, creep out on Dr. Sexy, get harassed – oh, and that’s right– figure out he’s into Cas. Easy, right?

From Fools and From Sages by GotTheSilver

Rating: NC-17

Word Count: 6,248

Summary: mini road trip.*

There’s quiet from Cas, and when Dean glances at him, there’s a satisfied smile on his face; reaching over, Dean takes Cas’ hand and squeezes once before letting go. Simple Man is coming through the speakers, and Dean cranks it up as they cross into Nebraska.

Sock it to Me by  domesticadventures, propinquitous

Rating: PG

Word Count: 2,939

Summary: It starts with the bacon socks.

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I need advice!

Hey Budoblr! Need advice. I’m going to university in September (yay me!) and I’m applying to receive a bursary to keep competing in Taekwondo (which also means I can compete for the school team) because I’m not going to have the money to compete as much as I do now due to the fact I’m giving up my job.

To do this you fill in some weird ass application form and I’ve never been very good at things like that. One of the questions is:

“Future Ambitions. (please give details about your goals for the future and how you think the University can play a part)”

Now most of my ambitions revolve around the Home Nations, the Worlds, and maybe starting to compete internationally with the TAGB, so I can muddle through that…but what the heck do I say about the whole “how can the university play a part” bit?! Cause I reckon they might object to “Bank roll my TAGB leader board take-over!”

Any advice?


A friend of mine runs a Taekwondo club in Lutterworth, UK.  He wanted to put together a video to show to his students and to hopefully promote the club to potential new students.

He knew that I was learning how to edit videos and asked if would like to try creating a video for him.

This was filmed back in February 2013.  There are no tricks here.  Everything that he breaks is solid wood or slabs.