Street Survival Strategies
Keeping young people alive and safe is Bill’s purpose for teaching Street Survival Strategies in schools. Bill’s expertise comes from his former training in martial arts along with insights and skills learned from growing up in the streets.
The goal of these presentations is to teach students how to avert attacks, prevent date rape, avoid being bullied or victimized, and learn self-protection techniques in assault situations. Using student volunteers to role-play different scenarios, Bill demonstrates what to do and what not to do when in potentially dangerous situations, or confronted by an assailant when defending oneself is the only option.
Bill relates a few of his own life-threatening experiences wherein he witnessed God’s protection in ways that were beyond the capacity of self-defense or physical skill to have helped. He shares real-life accounts of past adverse consequences to his own peers, illustrating why the students must protect themselves from their own “worst enemy” (themselves), by not making foolish or self-destructive choices.
Bill’s booklet, Self-Defense from a Biblical Perspective, written to show that true strength is found in self-control, wisdom, and love.
“The middle school students loved the self-defense class and the demonstrations by Bill Rudge. I heard nothing but wonderful things about how interesting it was, how important and useful the information presented was, and how they feel safer knowing how to defend themselves. During the presentation, the students were able to ask questions, participate and practice moves for self-defense, re-enact situations, and listen to heroic stories. They were talking about it all day and just said how cool it was to learn that information — something no one has ever taught them. I am very grateful that Bill shared his knowledge with my students. I feel confident they will be better prepared for any challenges they may encounter in the future. Thanks Bill! We would love to have you back when you have the time in your schedule.”
J.K., Physical Education Teacher