I Wrote A Book

Yes, you read the title correctly. I wrote and published my first book back in May of 2020, which became an Amazon Best Seller.

It’s called EMPOWERED: Essential Concepts and Strategies Every Woman Should Know About Self Defense.

During the first lockdown for Covid-19, I found myself with some free time not having to teach physical taekwondo classes. Only a few classes in the evening online.

And after talking with one of my students and friend, Ma’am Cheryl Sanders, I decided to write Empowered. Which later on would be the name of the self defense and empowerment company that Cheryl and I co-founded.

But I digress. Cheryl and I were talking and I asked her about what she would want in a self defense book for women, her being a mother of three daughters. She told me what she wanted. So the concept of the book was a easy to ready self defense book that a mother or even a father could ready in a few hours and then pass down to their daughter or daughters to read. Then they could have an open discussion afterwards about the concepts and strategies in the book.

Cheryl even wrote the foreword to the book for me. Which is pretty cool.

So Empowered is full of concepts and strategies to teach women and young girls about how to see potential dangers before they occur and what to do to avoid them, as well as what to do if they happen. There is plenty of real life examples sprinkled throughout the book from either my own personal experiences or the experiences of the women I know or have had conversations with.

There is even a pretty cool main storyline that runs throughout the book. Definitely a must read.

So do yourself a huge favour and click on the link below to go ahead and purchase a copy. And if you happen to send me a screenshot of the receipt, I will send you a free bonus to help you understand and implement the concepts in the book faster.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE EMPOWERED

Master Jonathan Field

Throat Strikes For Beginners and Self Defense Moves For Women

Throat Strikes know as the Tiger Mouth Strikes For Beginners and Self Defense Moves For Women is important to learn so you know how to defend yourself in a self defense scenario. Self Defense Moves for women such as the tiger mouth strikes are a powerful self defense strike aimed at an attacker’s throat. Master Jonathan Field and Ma’am Cheryl Sanders of Empowered are passionate about Women’s Empowerment and Self Defense.

Master Jonathan Field

3 Self Defense Ground Moves Every Woman Should Know To Prevent Sexual Or Domestic Violence

Master Jonathan Field and Ma’am Cheryl of Empowered go over 3 Self Defense Ground Moves Every Woman Should Know To Prevent Sexual Or Domestic Violence. Knowing ground self defense moves can help you escape from the ground if being pinned or held down. Ground self defense techniques are the last resort as you never want to take a fight or self defense situation to the ground. You are much safer standing up on your feet.

Master Jonathan Field

RAPE ADVERT VIDEOS

While educating myself more and more on rape prevention and rape culture I came across these videos on rape advert. They are simple and straight to the point.

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Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae kwon Do

VIDEO Controversial Rape Prevention Tips from University of Colorado

I came across this video a few days ago and thought the discussion these two were having was interesting. Some good points made by both sides.

One thing I was have to say is that we need to educate both males and females about rape. We need to educate them on rape prevention, how rape is wrong, and that we need to have mutual respect for one another.

Let  me know what you think of this discussion.

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Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae kwon Do

SOME BASIC TIPS TO HELP PREVENT RAPE

Here is a few tips on how to help prevent rape:

cobourg tae kwon do rape prevention1. Be aware of your surroundings and who’s around

2. Take self defense classes or seminars periodically

3. Never leave your drinks unattended

4. When out at night clubs stay with your friends

5. If you feel you are being followed make eye contact with the person to let them know you know they are there

6. Walk with your head held high and with confidence and awareness

7. Walk like you know where you are going

8. Letting me know where you are if you have to go somewhere you are unsure of

9. Yell CALL 911 NOW if you are being attacked

10. Lock your car doors when you first get in before you do anything else

11. Don’t be afraid to live your life normally and with confidence

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

TALKING ABOUT RAPE WITH YOUR SONS

A young boy lying on his bed, reading a book

Most talks when it comes to the serious issue of rape always seems to fall into one of the following areas.

A) Rape Prevention for Girls. We give girls and ladies all kinds of tips to help them prevent being raped.

B) The aftermath of rape. All kinds of therapists, counsellors, case workers, doctors, and etc,. try to help rape victims cope with being raped and moving on.

C) Self Defense Training. Basically what to do when you are in a situation where you have to protect yourself physically from an attack.

Well A is a good start as we do need to educate girls and ladies of all ages how to prevent an situation from ever happening. C is a good idea because you need to know how to deal with a situation physically if it happens. This part sucks at the same time as no one should ever be put in this situation. B is needed for those that have been victimized. Normally the aftermath is the worse part to deal with. We need to really find a way to reduce and eventually eliminate the need to counsel victims as I hope one day there won’t be anymore victims.

Now that is a pretty bold statement and it may seem completely out of this world. But it is my hope that we humans will stop raping and doing any other sexual crimes. Now most of the time it is men that do most of these crimes but there is women that are guilty as well. But I want to focus on the men here. Actually I want to focus on the young, preteen, and teenage boys. Do we ever really educate them on rape prevention?

What I mean here is that most of the talks about rape always seems to involve one or more parents or other adults talking to young girls about rape and rape prevention. How many boys and men can say that their parents or someone else sat them down and talk to them about these issues? I know some can say yes they were sat down and talked to. Awesome!!! I want more of this. However a huge population of the boys and men were not. This needs to change.

I believe that we owe it to both young men and women to talk to our sons about rape and respecting women as people and not sex objects. Starting from a young age we should be teaching our sons about respecting all living things and then moving on to respecting all people and then having respect for the opposite of sex. As the sons mature a little and start learning about sex education at school and what not we should be giving them the standard sex talk as well as again having respect for women and not treating them as sex objects. We should educate them on rape and why it is so wrong. We should also teach them about rape prevention so they can help prevent future rapes but being on the look out as well.

The talks should be given more than just once as to sink into the character development of the developing minds of our youth. There is a lot of good resources online as well as in physical print form at local libraries, doctor’s offices, hospitals, and etc,. Do your research and develop a plan on how you are going to talk to your sons. I believe if we all took some responsibilities here that there would be less rape and sexual crimes against women.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do