Tuesday, July 02, 2013
I passed my self-defense test with two bruiser, burly police officers and lived to tell the story.
The bad news is--either when I was stomping and kicking one of them or when he caught the back of my ankle and calf while I was trying to get away, I sprained, bruised and generally messed up my right, lower extremity. I did RICE immediately afterward yesterday, so I'm just walking stiff today--not hobbling.
It was a great experience. I feel empowered. We were warned that in real life, where we're not dressed in protective gear (I looked like a Ninja warrior), we're likely to do harm to ourselves while executing the moves necessary to free ourselves. But being injured and alive is a good alternative.