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Social Trucking Group to Engage Taekwondo on the High Seas

United States Taekwondo Directory

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.Jan. 10, 2017PRLog — The Real Women in Trucking Organization, a 501 (c) 6 trade association, will host a two hour Women’s Basic Self Defense Class in an unprecedented measure to bring awareness to the dangers female drivers face while living life on the road. The class will be part of the organization’s 1st Annual Lady Truck Driver Cruise, another first-of-its-kind event taking place March 26 through April 1, 2017.

Allen Smith, founder of the United States Taekwondo Directory and well-known trucking advocate will be conducting the class during the “Queen of the Road on the High Seas” event.

“For most people, the realm of professional over-the-road trucking is a secret world,” Allen pointed out. “It is recognized as a dangerous job but it goes far beyond that. It does not take into account the threats these men and women face while traveling into dangerous areas in the country in order to pick-up or deliver the goods. The industry operates 24/7 and the opportunities for assault, especially against women drivers, can be high. I don’t know too many women who like to walk across a dark, isolated parking lot for a 3 a.m. delivery appointment in Chicago or the Bronx. It makes sense to provide practical self defense education to those who keep America moving.”

The class will focus on real-life street assault scenarios. The purpose is to provide easy-to-understand, yet effective techniques that are efficient in a street attack.

Mr. Smith expanded by saying: “The problem with many women’s self defense classes is that they are unrealistic and in most cases, can get the person hurt in a real-life situation. This is a very real and dangerous issue within the industry and I take it very seriously. Will they leave a two-hour class as experts in self defense? Absolutely not, but they will have a better understanding of how to react if ever faced with a violent confrontation.”

Desiree Wood, founder of Real Women in Trucking, expanded on the importance for self defense instruction for women drivers:

“The self defense class idea came as a result of women drivers asking for it when we planned the cruise. Many of these drivers have never been given basic self defense instruction though they often find themselves working in isolated areas with poor lighting that are not familiar to them. There was an expressed desire by the women of the organization to have an actual class instruction while on the cruise.”

“In today’s world women should know some basic self defense skills. Truck drivers, regardless of gender, are at risk to be robbed and assaulted in the course of their work environment. Professional truck drivers need to have a general understanding on how to protect against an assault or avoid one altogether.” Desiree Wood

For a complete itinerary of the six-day cruise, visit the 1st Annual Lady Truck Driver Cruise page. All those in trucking and their families are invited to attend.

Common Street Attacks against women

Common Street Attacks against women- Self defense class scheduled March 27th – RealWomenInTrucking.org Lady Truck Driver Cruise

Allen Smith who was formerly in law enforcement and has taught Traditional Tae Kwon Do both publicly and privately since receiving his first black belt in 1979 will be teaching a “Women’s Basic Self Defense” course for attendees of the cruise that includes the following:

 
* Self Defense Theory of Simplicity
* Recognizing the 5 Stages of Imminent Violence
* The 5 Most Common Places For Attacks On Women
* The 5 Most Common Street Attacks on Women
* Soft Target Focus : Proven Self Defense Techniques : (Group Participation)
* Improvised Weapons
* Self Defense Legalities
Every attendee will receive a detailed booklet of the seminar to keep as a study/reference guide.

There’s still time
For additional cruise information including sponsorship opportunities contact Donna Smith at: donna@realwomenintrucking.org or desiree@realwomenintrucking.org

For media inquiries, contact: Desiree Wood via: info@realwomenintrucking.org.

If you are a martial arts instructor who holds a 3rd degree black belt or above and would like to participate in the class instruction, contact Allen Smith via the details listed below.

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Allen Smith
United States Taekwondo Directory

Allen Smith, founder of United States Taekwondo Directory will teach a two hour Women’s Basic Self Defense Class to bring awareness to the dangers female drivers face while living life on the road. The class will be part of the the RealWomenInTrucking.org 1st Annual Lady Truck Driver Cruise, taking place March 26 through April 1, 2017.

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Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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