should take this martial art class:
- Yes, we all want to stay fit and feel good about ourselves and that is a
great benefit in itself. Being fit will help to build confidence in yourself
Predators specifically look for week victims!
- Statistics show that rape
is the fastest growing violent crime in America today!.
- Rape is also the most
under-reported crime with 84% of the victims never reporting the crime to
the proper authorities. Those unreported rapists are now free to attack any
- One woman will be
forcibly raped every 6 minutes!.
- One out of four women
had either been raped or sexually abused!
- Women at dating ages
of 16-24 are at the highest risk of being sexually assaulted!
- Most rapists are found
to be between the ages of 15-24 years old!
- More than 90% of all
rapes occur within the same race and social economic class!
- Contrary to popular
belief, 84% of female rape
victims actually knew their rapist (a friend or acquaintance)!
- More than 50% of rapes
where the women actually knew their rapist occurred in the man's car or his home!
Now a statistic in favor of women:
- Approximately 86% of
women escape attempted sexual assaults by resisting and fighting back!
Please understand that the
old adage of "let it happen so you won't be harmed" is definitely not
true and many times that leads to hazardous results in the long run according to
statistics! This 86% is not necessarily women who ever did any
martial art training, this is just a general statistic. However, these women
did bring out their natural born survival instincts
and it worked for them. Martial art training in Gina's classes will, of
course bring out and enhance your survival instincts with fighting skill
behind it. Statistics show women who tried to
reason with their attacker sustained an increased amount of physical injury.
So now you can see the benefits for women learning to bring out their killer
instincts. And that is a big part of the training in the women's martial art
classes at the Practical Self Defense Training Center in Waterbury,
We say our classes are beyond JUST being another women's kick boxing class
due to the heavy focus on training in women's self defense as well as the
development of the kick boxing aspects. Learn Thai boxing and Bruce Lee's actual
Jeet Kune Do training methods. Of course this goes along with education in
learning how to be streetwise in areas of situational awareness, what to do to
prevent a self defense situation from ever occurring to you, how to speak with
authority, in other words, to show you mean business when the word "no"
or "get the F#$% away from me" is stated, learning how to
release yourself from an attacker's grasp by attacking the would be rapist's weak spots
on his body. All of which gives you that feeling of confidence and and good
Who should be taking these martial art classes?
- high school
students or going into high school
- college students or college-bound
- nurses & nurses aids
- real estate
- women in law enforcement
- women correctional officers
- women who
travel for a living
- teenagers at dating years
- mothers need to protect themselves and
- grandmothers...older women may be thought
of as a victim but not after doing classes like the ones offered at the
- women of all ages who want to take time out for
themselves and their own personal well-being for health as well as self
and ask for Ron or Gina or e-mail Gina at
Please read the information below so you know why
we hold so many of these Rape Prevention Workshops every year!
Before you finish reading this, another woman will be raped.
(Somewhere in America, a woman is raped every 2 minutes, according to the
U.S. Department of Justice.)
- The United States has the world's highest rape rate of the countries
that publish such statistics. It's 4 times higher than Germany, 13 times
higher than England, and 20 times higher than Japan.
- Only 16% of rapes and sexual assaults are reported to the police (Rape
in America: A Report to the Nation. 1992)
- The rate of false reports of rape is approximately 2 - 3% which is no
different than that for other crimes.
- One of every four rapes take place in a public area or in a parking
- 68% of rapes occur between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
- In 29% of rapes, the offender used a weapon.
- 55% of the number of rape/sexual assault victimizations in which
self-protective measures were employed by the victim resulted in helping the
situation. Self-protective measures hurt the situation in 10.5% of
victimizations. In 17.2% of the incidents the result neither helped nor hurt
the situation, and in 7.7% of the incidents the situation was both helped
- In cases where self-protective measures by the victim were helpful,
42.5% avoided injury or greater injury, 37.6% escaped, and 11.1% of the time
the offender was scared off.
- 1 out of every 3 American women will be sexually assulted in her
- 1 in 7 women will be raped by her husband.
- 83% of rape cases are ages 24 or under.
- 1 in 4 college women have either been raped or suffered attempted rape.
- 18% of women who reported being raped before age 18 said they were also
raped after age 18. (Violence Against Women Survey, 1998)
- 75% of female rape victims require medical care after the attack.
- 1 out of 5 victims of sexual assault is male
- 2 out of 5 victims of child sexual abuse are male
- Most male rape victims are heterosexual
- Approximately 68% of rape victims knew their assailant. [Violence
against Women. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1994]
- Approximately 28% of victims are raped by husbands or boyfriends, 35% by
acquaintances, and 5% by other relatives. [Violence against Women. Bureau of
Justice Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1994]
- According to the Justice Department, one in two rape victims is under
age 18; one in six is under age 12. [Child Rape Victims, 1992. U.S.
Department of Justice.]
- Teens 16 to 19 were three and one-half times more likely than the
general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape or sexual assault.
[National Crime Victimization Survey. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S.
Department of Justice, 1996.]
- 6 out of 10 sexual assaults occur in the home of the victim or the home
of a friend, neighbor or relative. (Greenfeld, 1997)
- At least 45% of rapists were under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Most perpetrators of male rape are heterosexual
- 71% of the rapists were under the influence of drugs (inc. alcohol).
- 15% reported taking drugs less than 15 minutes prior to the rape.
- 21% premeditated the rape. 27% committed the rape while committing
- 16% were impulsive/spontaneous, "the victim was simply an easy available
- 7% were committed after an argument with the victim. 6% after sexual
foreplay with the victim.
- 89% of the rapists described the victims as not being provocative, "The
victims did not verbally provoke nor were sexually attractive to the
attacker". Patterns of Behavior in Adolescent Rape by Vinogradov et al. in
the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 58(2) April 1988 pp 179-87.
- In rapes/sexual assaults involving strangers, weapons were known to be
used in 20.3% of the incidents. Of these, 8.8% used a firearm (hand gun) and
11.5% used a knife. In rapes/sexual assaults involving nonstrangers, weapons
were known to be used in 15% of the incidents. Of these, 4.2% used a firearm
(hand gun); 5.4% used a knife or sharp object, and 2% used some other
- Of those rape/sexual assault victimizations using physical force, the
offender was the first to use force in 87.1% of incidents. The victim was
first to use force only 7.1% of the time
- 25 - 45% of rape survivors suffer from non-genital trauma, 19 - 22%
suffer from genital trauma, up to 40% obtain STDs and 1 - 5% become pregnant
as a result of the rape. There are an estimated 32,000 rape related
pregnancies in the United States annually. (Holmes, 1996) Sexual assault
survivors' visits to their physicians increase by 18% the year of the
assault, 56% the year after and 31% the second year after the assault. (Koss,
- Overall, rape has the highest annual victim cost of any crime. The
annual victim costs are $127 billion (excluding child sex abuse cases). This
is followed by assault at $93 billion per year, murder (excluding arson and
drunk driving) at $61 billion and child abuse at $56 billion per year
- Less than half of those arrested for rape are convicted, 54% of all rape
prosecutions end in either dismissal or acquittal. The conviction rate for
those arrested for murder is 69% and all other felons is 54%. (The Response
to Rape: Detours on the Road to Equal Justice) 21% of convicted rapists are
never sentenced to jail or prison time, and 24% receive time in local jail
which means that they spend an average of less than 11 months behind bars
(The Response to Rape: Detours on the Road to Equal Justice).
- Thirteen percent of all victimizations resulting in loss of time from
work were from rape/sexual assault victimizations. However, 23.7% of Black
victims reported losing time from work as compared to 9.9% of White victims.
Over half (53.1%) of rape/sexual assault victims who lost time from work,
lost 1-5 days.
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women have to deal with...
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Waterbury, Connecticut 06706
203-596-9073 or 203-802-8533