It's frightening to see the high rates of teenage suicide in New Zealand. So often bullying has played a part in the poor mental health of our kids.
Kaleb Hurn was only 17 when he took his own life. His dad said that "A lack of social skills and face-to-face interactions, an ingrained fear of failure, a fear of being different, and bullying all played a part."
"We need to show our kids it's OK to be different… there's nothing wrong with failing and it's OK to make mistakes."
Knowing self defense techniques can give our kids more confidence if they are being physically bullied. A push or shove, being wrestled to the ground, shoulder barge, choking, neck holds are all things that some kids have to put up over and over and it can be difficult to know what to do about it. Fighting back can make the situation worse or escalate the bullying. Self defense taught by Human Weapon teaches kids to be aware of approaches, how to avoid confrontation and how to put a stop to physical bullying. Contact us for more info @ www.humanweapon.co.nz
This person doesn't look too clever but it's a safe bet that he will try again. Perhaps another dairy perhaps the same one. We are now offering in-house consultations, advice and training for shop owners/workers. Bakeries, dairies, bottle shops are being targeted on a daily basis. Contact us to discuss how to take care of yourself in store robberies.
A petrol station worker suffered a head injury in one of two Auckland petrol station robberies that took place in less than two hours.
Counties-Manukau police are investigating Tuesday's aggravated robberies, the first of which happened at Mobil on Mt Wellington Highway in Mt Wellington.
The offenders were armed with what police said appeared to be a "sawn-off shotgun".
Two of the four men tried to smash a window at the Mobil station, however the store attendant activated the fog alarm and the offenders quickly left, police said.
Jess is such a brave woman for standing up and telling her story after such a horrific beating. Domestic Violence is NOT OK. Do you have the confidence and the knowledge to defend yourself if in a similar situation? You can learn these skills with Human Weapon Self Defense training. Just ask for a class specific to domestic violence situation.
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Brutally bashed: Jess Setu's night of horror 20 May, 2017 8:49am
Jess Setu was brutally bashed by her estranged husband Lealofi Setu about a year ago.
Its so great to see that this elderly man and his wife were not harmed in the incident this week in Ashburton. When a man came to their door wearing a hoodie and threatening them with a gun this week the 78 year old man tackled the offender and sent him on his way.
We often see victims in this type of invasion or attack trying to fight back and end up injured because they panic and don't know what to do.
In our Human Weapon Self Defense classes we prepare our students to calmly defend themselves against attack whether its a home invasion, domestic violence, bullying, or robbery situation.
When you train and you prepare mentally and physically to overcome an aggressor there is a better chance of being successful no matter your age, gender or physical shape.
Often we see people promoting self defense training/classes/techniques however what we see is that they are teaching people to fight. Students are taught to jump into a confrontation and escalate aggression to get the upper hand rather than stepping back and looking at how best to defend and protect themselves. In order to fight someone you need to be mentally prepared. When under stress or shock of an attack you havn't had a lot of time to think or prepare mentally to fight someone. To use fighting methods to defend yourself when you are not mentally prepared just leads to failure. Techniques like Krav Maga, Kung Fu, Silat, and many martial arts are not designed for self defense and certainly not for everyday, real world situations. They are designed for combat, that is to hurt others. Human Weapon Self Defense bases training on primary moves such as retreat, protect, balance and speed. Moves which are instinctual and ones that that your body recognises. If you improve the movement you can isolate the danger. Most attacks where the victim retaliates in an aggressive nature the attacker becomes more aggressive and escalates the force of attack. We believe that its always better to isolate/separate yourself from the attacker, defend yourself and your position and de-escalate any confrontation with specific instinctual moves.