Randy King: Instructors and Victim Blaming

Randy King of KPC Self Defense:

“If somebody comes to you and they are very vulnerable and something bad happened to them, the last thing they need to hear is ‘oh, if you would have took my system three weeks ago, you wouldn’t have got attacked like that’…”

For a practical, deep dive on not making things worse for students who’ve been through some stuff, check out Trauma-Aware Self-Defense Instruction: How Instructors Can Help Maximize the Benefits and Minimize the Risks of Self-Defense Training for Survivors of Violence and Trauma by Anna Valdiserri. As far as we know, it’s the only resource out there on the subject. (Disclosure: IDJ publisher Nick Grossman helped Valdiserri develop this book.)

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