I am so grateful for the supernatural power of God and His protection. I am equally grateful for the wisdom He gives us.
We live in a fallen world where evil abounds, but God has provided wisdom for us. We can pray for His protection, yes. We can also prepare ourselves utilizing knowledge and resources that He provides.
We hosted a Self Defense Demonstration for the women and teen girls of Celebration Church, last night. We are blessed to have Master Willie Cintron, as a member of our church. He is a certified 5th degree black belt in Korean tang soo do martial arts, and a 9th degree black belt in tang soo Jitsu. He is also certified by the American Federation of Martial Arts.
Last night he taught us ladies and girls how to defend ourselves against crime. After teaching us a few things he had me demonstrate it for the ladies. I am organized, and creative and have a plethora of other gifts. Physical coordination hasn't been one of those gifts bestowed upon me so it took me three or four times to get it right. I finally did! I was so proud of myself.
I say this to share that even ladies who are not sports minded or very physically coordinated can do this! (YOU can do it!!!)
I demonstrated it upon Jordan when I got home last night. He wanted to keep going and do all this when I got home and I explained I was absolutely worn out! Master Cintron gave us a complete almost 2-hour workout of learning new skills.
We learned things like what to do if grabbed by our ponytail or our hair, from behind.
We learned what to do if we are being choked.
We learned how to "shock" an opponent.
It was really amazing information that is so appreciated.
I would encourage all women's leaders and churches to instruct their girls and women as to how to respond in the event of an attack.
I am grateful for all of the different kinds of wisdom that God has provided for us.
*All photos by Rachael Rice