Choose Your Battles

Self defense is not about fighting back.

Susie Kahlich
4 min readMay 21, 2023

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It’s really heartening to see that, in the world of helping women learn self-defense tools, it has become a much more accepted view that self defense is not about fighting back: it’s about making space and getting away.

But if it’s not a fight, and not about fighting back, then what exactly are we talking about?

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Susie Kahlich

CEO of SINGE | Founder of Pretty Deadly Self Defense @ prettydeadlyselfdefense.com | Former producer of art podcast Artipoeus: art you can hear @ artipoeus.com