Judo Self Defense Questions

Questions assist participant in thinking through their actions.

This is imperative because not only will having thought through a situations or something similar assist in managing fear, it helps the Judoka (students) to be creative in difficult circumstances as well as making them realize that each of our responses will be different and possibly unique.

At Newport Judo we ask a lot of questions. Originally these were based on questions in the Protective Behaviors Program but the concept is a great one so we have gone well beyond that now.

Our questions help Judoka (students) incorporate early warning signs; that feeling you get when you "Just know something is wrong" as well.

Here are some examples of the type of questions we use:

What if someone were home alone and they felt their early warning signs?

Note: I always try to use the word "Someone" referring directly to anyone may be too frightening

What if some one was being yelled at, how could they feel safe?

What if someone was being touched in ways that felt uncomfortable?

What if someone was with two people who were fighting? What could that person do to feel safe?

If someone was calling someone they love names (Mum, Dad Brother, Sister, friend etc.) what could they do?

It is important to remember that there are no right or wrong answers to these questions.

At the same time conversations need to be managed. You don't want anybody revealing anything sensitive in public. There are a number of tactics I use to help with this.

Most important of all if you are alerted to bad situations you need to act. You must do so appropriately but you must act.

There are more questions in the program and a lot more advice on how to handle them. You can download the Newport Judo Self Defence Program form Here.

Sensei
Richard