from 9 March to 13 April, at the gymnasium of the Parish of San Giorgio Martire in via Anton Giulio Barrili 4 / a, Turin, a series of meetings was held on the theme:
Myths and Realities of Personal Defense
Through the discussion and practice of some typical self-defense techniques, an alternative point of view to the "pret a porter" self-defense is proposed today so much in vogue.
Self defense is a tricky and complex terrain. The knowledge of some technique is only a support to a more general ability to manage a condition of danger.
To govern a difficult situation it is necessary to know how to recognize and interpret the threat, be aware of the context, have an appropriate posture, defend the distance, react ethically and legally acceptable. All this cannot be separated from an improvement in physical condition and motor skills, even if it is not the main aspect at stake.
It is not trivial to underline that reality will always be very different from a practice of gym and remember the three boulders that loom over self-defense: our ego, the pain threshold, the "herbivore shock".
The goal of the meetings is to suggest that taking care of self-defense can be an opportunity to become a carer, more calm, more aware, ultimately better. Objective achieved through simple exercises in a relaxed and non-competitive atmosphere.