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Rape A True Story Of Survival
This is a short article from the martial arts forum I belong to who's link you may find in this martial arts ezine It is actually a response from a discussion we were having quite some time ago, but the information I felt was valuable enough to make it a martial arts article in and of itself. Below is an email address which you may contribute any other martial arts articles to. Since this is a short martial arts article, I will try to have something else for you all in about two weeks. I would like to Motivate everyone to visit the authors link below. While I am at it, I would like to commend the author's wife on her courage in fighting back when she was attacked and both the author's and wife's courage in allowing me to print this as is, in order to motivate others to get themselves out of the "victim frame of mind".
There is only a small percentage of our population that are anger rapist. (Rapist , that with sole purpose of aggression, will beat and seriously injure their victim). No matter what you do, with these types, there is a large chance you will be severely attacked any way. Documented proof states that close to 80% of all attempted rape victims that fought back in the first few seconds, escaped. Only .7% of the victims polled said that they fought back and were attacked brutally. (Read a book called Strong on defense.) or call your local Rape crisis center and ask them their stats. Or I can snail mail you the stats I have collected for the last 4 yrs as the Lowcountry Rape Prevention and Domestic Abuse Spokesperson. Or maybe some of the 7 yrs of being on the Tampa Sherriff's Dept. Working Domestic and Rape cases for 3 of those, or possibly interviewing some of the serial murders and rape victims that escaped might help with your argument, Unfortunately they all say the say thing I am saying.
Your logic is good, but the numbers don't fly. Most of the people that have been through some form of self defense class state that just the added information they had opened their eyes and the realized more than not the danger in certain situations and therefore avoided those situations in the first place. And isn't that what we try to teach first? Avoid the situation and only after you can't get away, fight? My wife, has been raped once and attempted on two time since. The first time was before we started dating, It was a Date rape situation on her birthday, in college. She didn't fight back because she never had to before. She never realized that she was "allowed" to punch or kick. She was taught from childhood just like a majority of women that "good girls don't raise there voice," And it got her attacked. Second time was after we started dating. She was attacked at an ATM on Christmas. She fought and the rapist drug her to his car. He punched her in the face and told her he would kill her if she didn't stop fighting. My wife had had only Kick boxing classes with my school. She wanted to be a professional kickboxer. She never did one of my Jiu-Jitsu Classes, nor my UPC training for law enforcement. She got away and later ID'd the perp. She said that even though she didn't feel like she could knock out a man, she was able to keep her wits about her and was able to fight back. Due to that My wife started in on my harder training. Third time my wife was attacked, she was back at college doing a dissertation to her old school while working on her master's. I got a call from my dispatch telling me that she was in the hospital. Apparently, she was sleeping and a man climbed in the house form a tree outside my wife's window. He jumped from the window, onto my wife's bed. Since she was already practically naked, he decided that it would be a good thing. To make the story more dramatic, I will tell you what I found when I got to the hospital. My wife was sitting in the same torn night gown she had fallen asleep in. Blood covered her from neck down. One of her fingers were broken, and she had a black eye, and a few scratches. She told the detectives and now me that he jumped in the window and on to her. He hit her in the face with a lamp and pulled a knife on her. He told her that he would kill her if she screamed. My wife's hands were pinned under the covers and she finally came awake to see him with his pants off, pulling her covers off. She fought back and ended up stabbing the rapist with his own knife. He lived, but he will always carry the scar, and last year, he was still in jail serving 17 yrs for multiple serial rapes. Now, I submit to you, All this started because of one little Kickboxing class 8 yrs ago.
How many possible rapes has my wife avoided because she had a little training? Who knows, but I do know that if one woman is able to take those lessons and apply them, maybe she will be a success story too.
I will always go back to " It's better to Have and Not Need, than Need and Not have." If CK is the way to get these people in to the class, more power to it. I know that sending them to a regular aerobics class won't get them closer to my class like CK does.
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