There is nothing worse than feeling helpless. Prior to taking the Assault Prevention course at Iron Circle Martial Arts, I didn?t have confidence that I could defend myself if I were to be attacked. With the techniques shown during this course, I learned that I don?t have to be stronger than my attacker, I just have to know how and where to strike. Not only did I learn how to avoid or prevent an attack, I gained the understanding of how my attacker might think, so I can better use my new defense techniques. After nine weeks of practicing and applying these skills, I have renewed confidence in myself and feel prepared. I also have a changed mindset should someone try to assault me, and that is, I WILL BE GOING HOME! A special thank you goes to Master Bobby Schmelter and his dedicated team who were willing to be beat up by mothers and daughters week after week.