Daily English 518 - Learning Self-Defense
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Teacher: Welcome, everybody, to this self-defense class. Today, you’ll learn how to size up a situation and how to tell the difference between a harmless situation and a threatening one. You’ll also begin to learn some hand-to-hand combat moves to defend yourselves.
Amy: Oh, good. I can’t wait to learn some martial arts so I can beat up anyone who tries anything.
Teacher: Well, the best thing we can do in a dangerous situation is to avoid having to fight. It’s not a good idea to confront someone pumped up on adrenaline. If you can defuse the situation or run away, that would be the best strategy.
Amy: All right, but if someone is harassing me, I want to be ready to do some damage.
Teacher: I’m not sure if that’s the right mindset…
Amy: I always trust my instincts. If my intuition tells me that someone may be dangerous, I want to get in the first punch.
Teacher: Whoa, that’s not the purpose of this class. You’re here to learn defense, remember?
Amy: Yes, but you know what they say: The best defense is a good offense!
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