Self-protection is the bridge between self-defense and prevention. You often can’t prevent attacks because you don’t see or hear them coming. Self-defense techniques might help you fight off an attacker, but what if you don’t have those skills or the opportunity to implement them? Our seminar teaches self-protection strategies that will enable you to survive an attack and prevent injuries. It will help you develop a positive, confident attitude toward your personal safety.
The world has changed and we need to change the way we think about protecting ourselves and keeping ourselves safe against assaults.
TAISHE is an acronym for Take
Action Immediately for a Secure,
Environment. It is a seminar that utilizes a new approach to teaching self-defense, challenging the common warning to "be aware of your surroundings." Once we step outside
of our "surroundings," we tend to
drop our guard, which is when most
assaults occur—in places and by people that we least expect.
Selfprotectiontaishe instead uses
the term "be aware of your environment" which broadens your focus to include everything from your own home to anywhere in the world that you may travel. It is a more positive approach that teaches you
to be alert, rather than fearful. It teaches you to sense danger and avoid dangerous situations.
In the event that an attack does occur, the Selfprotectiontaishe seminar teaches specific strategies for preventing injury and surviving an attack, including:
- turning your head to protect your
throat (the throat is the gateway to your breathing and allows you to make noise...an unobstructed throat gives your body the energy
it needs to protect itself and survive)
- knowing how to prevent injury to the back of your head if you are thrown to the ground, which can otherwise cause serious and even fatal injuries
- discovering the strength that lies in your hips, and learning how to use your hips to escape if you are grabbed, held, hit, or
- using the close is cover & strong principle to prevent or minimize injury to yourself when assaulted
- not just seeing danger, but sensing it even when it is not visible
Johnnie Burrell teaches Selfprotectiontaishe to groups of any size. Contact Johnnie for seminars and private instruction.
Below, you can see photos and letters of appreciation from the self-protection workshop Johnnie led at Kaiser Permanente's Women's Wellness Conference in Oakland, California in October 2007.