An interesting thing about Fight First is we are a daddy-daughter duo with a unique perspective from both sides.
I have no "experience" in the field, but I am a woman. In my lifetime:
● I've experienced uncomfortable situations more times than I can count. .
● I have been sexually assaulted. .
● I have been held against my will..
● I have felt panic and fear many times on many occasions..
● I know what it's like to be on "high alert" when doing even simple errands. .
● I know what it's like to get looks from certain men and feel the hair raise on the back of your neck. .
● I've experienced an attempted break-in of my apartment...while I was home. •
My dad, Dale, has had different experiences. In his lifetime:
■ He has been shot at more times than he can count.
■ He has been in many (self-defense) fights. Many of them were by a group of people. Not just a single person everytime.
■ He has seen victims of sexual abuse, murder, and/or domestic violence nearly every day during his career in law-enforcement. .
■ He had a bounty on his head from a gang who he arrested one of their members.
All of these experiences are what initiated Fight First. We have had countless conversations (that usually last hours) about the material for our courses and we have had multiple (healthy) debates about topics because we view it from each of our own perspectives. My dad doesn't know what it's like to be a woman. And in comparison, I have no idea what it's like to be in his shoes and experience or see the things he has. But we learn from each other. •
And that's what makes our material so exciting (and relatable).
I talk more about what Fight First is in our stories today and tomorrow. What we teach, how you can sign up for classes, and more frequently asked questions. Go take look and let me know what you think.
In the meantime, is there a topic you would like us to talk more in depth about?