Monday, December 10, 2007

don't mess with the llama

video

Every woman should take this class. In a word? Empowering.

17 comments:

littlepeepers said...

At a work safety training I learned the "spear" move, how to disarm someone with a gun, how to get out of a headlock, and a bunch of other stuff. None of it I practiced enough in my two day class to even begin to feel confident in my abilities. I will flip you out of a headlock for fun sometime though. As long as you stand behind me, not beside me...

Llama Momma said...

You would love this class. It's a full four days and we practice, practice, practice. I am completely confident in my abilities to take someone out.

Which is why we can never practice. I'll hurt someone!

(Incidentally, I had a confrontation with a drunk man in the mcdonald's play area when I was there a few weeks ago with my boys. The assistant manager was a teenage girl who didn't know how to deal with the situation. So when he started talking to me inappropriately, I told him in no uncertain terms to go away. Now. He did. And can I just say I was kind of disappointed that I didn't get to hit him? Isn't that terrible?

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo!!
I am so proud of you my friend!

(:-)

Llama Momma said...

thanks for being there, my friend. (:-)

Andrea said...

Llama,
Tell us more!!
How did it empower you!!
I am seriously considering it, I just want to know more info. It sounds so awesome.

Llama Momma said...

Andrea -- I promise more details in my next post. As I was doing this, my husband said, "You have to say more than that!" But I spent more than my allotted blog time trying to edit and post the video clip. :-)

So, more details soon.

A Musing Mom said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing the clip - it really is impressive.

Llama Momma said...

AMM -- I'd love to see you (and someday your girls) take this class. It was life changing.

Frazzmom said...

J was crossing his legs as he watched the clip!

Good job!

spaghettipie said...

If I'm ever walking through a dark alley in your neck of the woods, I'll be sure to have you along! :)

Craver Vii said...

So I was hanging around at McDonalds the other day after a few drinks and this lady starts yelling at me... Just kidding. ;-)

This reminds me that I need to teach my daughter. A class like this would probably be wise. Good for you! It's smart and healthy that you learned this stuff.

I'm afraid that if she did try to hit someone, she would hold back, and if she attempted a stern rebuke, she would neutralize its power through what she considers to be civilized restraint.

Llama Momma said...

Hey frazzmom -- wasn't it J. who told you that if you were worried about being attacked, you should just walk with me? That they'd go for the little one and you could run? ;-)

SP -- If you come visit, I promise not to take you to the dark alleys. :-)

Llama Momma said...

craver -- ha! :-)

Impact Chicago has a children's self defense class that I think I'll send the noisy boys to when they're old enough. In the meantime, it's important to teach our kids that sometimes the appropriate response to a grown-up is "NO!" :-)

23 degrees said...

Wow.

Reminds me of one of my favorite Psalms: "Praise be to the Lord our God who trains my hands for battle, my fingers for war."

No fun to have to use force, but good to know you can if called upon, for your life and for others.

And, I think you gave the fellow at McDonalds the best dose of love and truth that everyone else was afraid to give. Bravo.

Craver, you crack me up, bro!

clc said...

awesome video. i don't know what was better, your fighting, or the crowd's cheers.

Llama Momma said...

clc -- there have been graduates of the class who are attacked years later; 100% report that they literally hear the shouts and cheers (and directions) of the women "on the line."

I can't say enough about this class. I loved it.

littlepeepers said...

Yes, I totally want to take this class.