There is a ton of information that probably echo what I'm about to post, but it's very very simple:
1) Start working out on a program you enjoy, be it bodyweight (prisoner workout) or weights (SS, 5/3/1, etc.).
2) Eat primal... Lots at your age, weight, and body composition.
3) Go to a martial art that interests you... Krav Maga is enticing, though I'm in Muay Thai myself. I took Brazilian Jiu Jitzu 10 years ago and will get back into it once I get the skids greased. Don't worry too much about "this is better than that" type arguments, as it becomes minutia to a degree in real world scenarios. Do, however, look for something that a) interests you, b) is real world functional... Read look for something like Muay Thai, Krav Maga, Vale Tudo, etc... NOT Tai Kwon Do.
4) People make many references about avoiding situations and learning to walk away. A quality martial arts studio will answer all of your questions in that regard.
Good luck man.
Exactly, that's why they should change their environment so there's nothing that they need to be aware of. It's called being relaxed.
Originally Posted by zoeamy
Personally I find having to be aware because of living in a dangerous environment tiring.
THIS! self-defense classes,
and BE AWARE of your surroundings. Less likely to be caught off-guard, (and even a small woman can learn to defend herself).
You will, trust me I've been there and you regain confidence and trust quicker than you think. I was jumped at 17, hit in the face with wood with nails in it, one stuck out of my cheek bone just below my eye. My face swole up to about 3 times its normal size and I was pissing blood for 2 weeks cause of being stomped all over my kidneys. Fuck letting that shit get in the way of your life though!
The guys saying confidence and getting a bit of size will help are right, since I've trained a bit more and learned how to carry myself I've literally never had someone start shit again. Learning Krav Maga or any other close combat technique is cool as well just don't go around thinking your Bruce Lee because you've learned how to fight a bit better.
Overall though take some time to relax, recover and get your head injury checked out! Unfortunately getting big there is no quick fix. Just eat a lot, train right and rest. Rinse repeat for a year and you should have some decent gains.
Originally Posted by InfamousGrok
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