Friday Fictioneers : March 2nd 2018

Here’s the link for Rochelle’s challenge this week.

Thanks to J Hardy Carroll for the photoprompt this time.
What had started as a simple class for basic self defence for twelve to twenty five year olds snowballed thanks to word of mouth.
Before she knew it she had a class of twenty students with a waiting list of another twenty and had to hire another trainer.
It wasn’t an original idea, but in light of the recent attacks, it proved popular as her classes were for girls and young women only.
The old boxing gym would do nicely for expansion.

82 words.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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21 Responses to Friday Fictioneers : March 2nd 2018

  1. James says:

    A Krav Maga studio just opened near my gym and I’m trying to get my son and grandson to check it out.

    • I hope your lads enjoy it. My friend’s daughter took up karate in her teens and was very good at it. She’s almost thirty now and no-one gives her a hard time!

      • Rowena says:

        I’ve been wondering how to prepare my daughter for the years ahead now she’s in high school. In the first week, she had a creep following her around and her brother immediately said he’d sort it out and I immediately saw how things can escalate in the school environment. Some martial arts training could be a good idea, but she also needs some sort of creep detection device. There have been a few in the offerings this week.
        Best wishes,

  2. Dear Pensivity,

    My son and I took up Tae Kwando a few years back. I don’t remember much but I do believe women should know how to defend themselves. Good story.



  3. granonine says:

    I love the idea here. I wish I’d taken some sort of similar class when I was young.

    • My Dad always told me a girl could run faster with her skirts up than a guy can with his pants down. However as girls like to wear trousers too, self defence classes are a good idea. My friend’s daughter did exceptionally well at Karate, and no-one ever messed with her!

  4. pennygadd51 says:

    I like the way you only disclose that the classes were all female late in your story. It’s nearly always a good idea to leave the twist as late as possible. I applaud your message that girls need to know how to defend themselves.

  5. Iain Kelly says:

    A good new purpose for an old building.

  6. Dale says:

    It’s funny. I assumed the classes were for females only and you confirmed it at the end. I think self-defense classes should be obligatory. It would help women feel more in charge of their own bodies…

  7. Wonderful. It sounds like the attackers better watch out! πŸ™‚

  8. Much needed, especially in my country.

  9. Jelli says:

    Self defense training should be taken by every one. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been thankful for the teachings I recieved, and how often I DO believe that those teachings have saved my life.

  10. Atiya says:

    I found myself hoping that this was a true story. It probably is, somewhere. Wonderful story

  11. athling2001 says:

    Glad of the pro-active stance. It is so important to empower women and others to stand up and defend themselves.

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