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More Than Self-Defense
From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Be You
By Lisa Kanarek

It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn.
~Oprah Winfrey

My family would describe me as anything but a risk-taker. "Grandma drives faster than you!" my younger son likes to tease me. So when I announced I was going to step outside my comfort zone and sign up for a self-defense class, my children, husband, and even my mom with the lead foot were a bit skeptical.

I searched online for self-defense classes and noticed a lot of them were something called Krav Maga. A gym near my house was offering a free, two-hour session of this hybrid of several disciplines including boxing, wrestling, karate, and judo. I submitted my name and phone number, and for the next five days leading up to the class I questioned whether yoga would have been a wiser choice. (Keep reading)

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