The Best RVer Self-Defense Tip

Use your body to fight back. There it is, my best RVer self-defense tip.

The Best RVer Self-Defense Tip is not what you think it is.

Jeff Speakman's Kenpo Whittier CA
Image: Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo Whittier CA

The tragic case of the Texas RVer beach murders has weighed heavy on every RVer’s mind, including my own. Speculation is rampant, and the conversations are heated. Almost everyone out there is arguing that a gun is the best defense. Almost everyone. I’m not one of them.

Sure, guns have a good chance of protecting you if the circumstances are just right. And when circumstances are not in your favor, which happens quite often, what do you have to defend yourself? Not much if you don’t know how to use your best RVer self-defense tactic: your body.

Man or woman, young or not, small or large, our bodies are more powerful weapons than we ever imagine. Train to use them in self-defense and your hands and body can be lethal.

best RVer self-defense tip
I was never certain I could take down an attacker. Until now.

I took my second self-defense class over the weekend. The awesome team at Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0 in Whittier, CA, holds a free three-hour women’s self-defense class a few times a year. Talk about generous!

These are just two moves I learned that day:

Anyone can benefit from this kind of martial arts training. It will give you more peace of mind than carrying a gun. Plus, it’s the only way you can be certain that should the worst happen, you have some moves that can save your life.

Don’t believe me? Just ask 4th-degree black belt Maurice Gomez, Sr., who took down an armed robber at a McDonald’s. 

I’m so glad I learned this stuff. I’ll take Kenpo self-defense classes every chance I get.

8 thoughts on “The Best RVer Self-Defense Tip”

  1. WOW–I love the expression on your face when you knock that guy off you!!! Good skills to know! I’ve read so much about women being dragged into vans and sold into the sex trade–I am even more aware of my surroundings now everywhere I go, especially that Tucson mall I visited the other day!

    • Thanks Janna, glad I made you smile with the video! And yeah, if I have to walk past a van, I make sure to walk on the driver side, not the door side. If there’s a door on both sides I will literally cross the street to put distance between me and it.

  2. I’ve not done a SD class in years, maybe time to refresh! I’m with you gun isn’t my go to either but I’m not without external means. I also really trust my gut and pay attention to surroundings and people. It really is a whole package deal – being as safe as possible. You looked GREAT!

    • Sherry you are so right about being aware of surroundings, and using everything at your disposal to stay safe. Yes, do take another class! It definitely can’t hurt. And thanks for the compliment, you made my day!

  3. Martial arts can be a useful tool for self defense, but, there are times when using a firearm is your only choice. I prefer to have both options available to insure my safety.


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