Women Helping Encouraging Women aka W.H.E.W, Inc.
We are a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization (567) 315-8860
Self-defense is a set of awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies, and physical techniques that enable someone to successfully escape, resist, and survive violent attacks. A good self-defense course provides psychological awareness and verbal skills, not just physical training. Self-defense is not about revenge or murder, but rather about empowerment, protection, and healing. Self-defense is not about learning how to beat up your abuser, but rather how to become more aware of your environment and learn essential survival skills that protect both your body and mind.
Introduction to Self Defense
For both children and adults alike Self Defense skills are important for safety.
This program will teach “People Safety” skills such as being aware, taking charge of the space around you, getting help, setting boundaries with people you know, de-escalating conflict, and staying calm and making choices instead of just getting upset when you have a problem.
Physical self-defense skills will also be taught in the context of having first done everything possible to get out of a situation safely without getting into a fight.
Some people disagree with arming victims of Domestic Violence. The only thing we disagree with is victims being charged for defending themselves against their abusers.
We have a real passion for teaching domestic violence victims how to defend themselves against their abusers. Abusers oftentimes return to pick up where they left off. A level-headed survivor may benefit from some training and a concealed handgun, along with other self-defense skills.
Trip to the Range
Reasons to go are to build strength, courage, reduce anxiety, gain a sense of empowerment, and have a sisterhood!
Practice, Practice, Practice. Just like with any skill, the more that you practice, the better you will be!
Builds physical discipline: Increased strength, stamina, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills are just a few of the physical disciplines acquired in the shooting sports that apply, not only to this sport but to all of life.
Arm strength: Shooting a gun requires strong, sturdy arms and hands; in order to aim and shoot your target, you must keep your hands and arms steady.
Focus: Removing your mind from any other activities, you find yourself in the present moment in which there is only one thing at hand to do, and it straight in front of you.
Courage and confidence: For some people, shooting may seem like a very dangerous or scary thing to do. However, being trained properly is a great way to build confidence and courage.