Myths and Misconceptions
There are a lot of common myths and misconceptions regarding self-defense and personal safety, and we want to help you find the truth. Many of these misconceptions were formed from misinformation, old information, or socialization. Not all are formed from malice, but some are. So we’re here to help you navigate through some of the more common myths and misconceptions.
This week’s misconception:
Kneeing the groin is a cheap shot
This misconception is just silly in my opinion. Who cares if kneeing in the groin is a cheap shot? Isn’t trying to assault another person a cheap shot? Isn’t trying to overpower a person just because you can a cheap shot? Isn’t abusing your loved ones a cheap shot?
You’re defending yourself. There is a difference between mutually agreed upon combat, such as martial arts and boxing, and self-defense. Self-defense only happens when one person physically aggresses upon another. Some people will say it’s not fair to hit someone in the genitalia, but guess what? There is no such thing as fighting fair when you’re defending yourself. You do whatever you can to keep yourself safe because you are worth fighting for.