Victories

Woman Survives Attempted Abduction

(Update: Some of our programs have changed. Subscribe to our email list to stay up to date.) In May of 2017, a woman in Oklahoma successfully fought of two men attempting to abduct her.  She was walking down a familiar road when two men approached her in a truck.  After declining their repeated offers to “give her a ride.”  The men then decided they were going to attempt to abduct her. This brave young woman, Brittany, decided that she would…

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Using Legs & Brains to Escape a Kidnapper in Birmingham, AL

By Cranford Blackmon (Update: Some of our programs have changed. Subscribe to our email list to stay up to date.) On March 14, 2017, a young woman was kidnapped in Birmingham AL.  But after several terrifying hours, because she kept her focus on surviving and then got creative, she escaped! Thank goodness for her clarity of thinking and a positive mindset.  I won’t recount her story here.  You can read the whole thing by clicking the link below.  What I…

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WXPH – Ion Media’s “The Alabama Way” interviews Penny Blackmon

Watch Penny Blackmon as she is interviewed by Ion Media’s, Debra Perry, on “The Alabama Way.” She shares her personal story, and how taking the Legs and Brains, Claws and Fangs class has given her back her personal power. (Update: Some of our programs have changed. Subscribe to our email list to stay up to date.)

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Are you willing to be a hero?

Being a “hero.”  That’s sounds like a real stretch for most people. When you think of the term “hero,” what picture comes to mind?  A policeman?  A fireman?  A rescue worker? A soldier? They can all certainly be heroes.  But the term “hero” doesn’t just belong to those men and women in high-risk careers.  It belongs to that person who stopped to help a stranger, who helped to feed the hungry, and so many more. “Hero” isn’t a term we…

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Testimonial – For the first time ever, I truly believe that if someone were to break in my house, I could escape and fight to protect myself

It was 8:00pm on a Saturday night, and I was already curled up in bed reading a book. My husband is in the army and was at an out-of-state, month-long training, and, while I enjoyed relaxing nights by myself, I also hated being alone in our house. Halfway through my novel, I heard a crunching outside my window, like someone stepping on leaves. I automatically froze up and panicked. What if someone was about to break in? Where would I…

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Mindset, because you’re worth it.

Mindset. What exactly does it have to do with personal safety? In our classes we focus on empowerment rather than fear. One of the ways we teach empowerment is by talking about mindset. Mindset is not about “wishing,” “hoping,” or “wondering if you will be okay.” It is about setting your mind to win! We teach a variety of ways help you avoid being targeted by a criminal and offer creative solutions to help you win if you are attacked.…

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The Benefits of Boldnessity

OK, before we get going here, I just want all of you to know that I made that word up. You know . . . “boldnessity.” The title could have just as easily been “The Benefits of Being Bold” or even “The Benefits of Boldness.” But using those “common” words just felt…lame. Even more so since this is an article about being BOLD! About “BOLDNESSITY!” Making up my own words and just accepting that you will accept them? Yep, that’s…

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Doin it Right!

In our talks and programs about boundaries, we talk about coming up with a personal safety plan that has multiple layers of security. The more layers you can add, the harder it is for a criminal to victimize you. Criminals look for an easy target. The more difficult it is for them, the more likely it is they will decide to look somewhere else. Our job is to make it too difficult for them. So difficult that the criminal decides…

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The challenge of the new, with the strength of a child.

Have you ever done something totally new in your life? I have, many times! I always think it will look so amazing, so smooth, so in control. But it DOESN’T, not to start with anyway! Anytime I step out of my comfort zone, I experience the awkwardness and the clumsiness of new behaviors. I remember when I chose to be a car salesman at one time in my life. Now mind you, in the beginning I couldn’t tell a Civic…

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The “Brain” part

The thing I love about our company name (LaBCaF), is what it stands for…Legs and Brains-Claws and Fangs. When I think about this it tells me, as a woman, that there are so many options available to keep me safe. It helps me remember that being safe is not only about having the physical stamina or training to fight my way out of bad situations. For me, there have been many moments where I just didn’t feel confident that I…

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