October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Bullman’s Here To Help

By Geoff Hampton & Elizabeth Edwards

The Silent Catastrophe

“Domestic Violence” is an increasing issue in Tennessee and the greater Knoxville area. October is recognized as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month”. As devastating as the consequences for domestic violence are, most people will go about their daily routines oblivious to this major issue. For the victims of this silent tragedy, the cost is immeasurable. Law Enforcement is limited in what it can do. Many times the adults and children who endure this unspeakable violence deal with mental, physical and other pain that can be life altering.

There are multiple elements that the team at Bullman’s Kickboxing and Krav Maga engage to help end this horrific cycle that seems inescapable to most victims.

The First Line Of Protection Is Self Defense

Many victims of Domestic Violence feel lost and helpless. Others try alternative “self defense” options that sadly are insufficient. At Bullman’s Kickboxing and Krav Maga we teach the powerful techniques of Krav Maga. Krav Maga was created by the Israeli armed forces to be used in the most extreme scenarios. Every day their soldiers, men and women, are in mortal danger. It stands alone in being the most effective against the worst types of violent attacks.

It is important to understand that in Domestic Violence situations, the attacker will likely never change their behavior. Krav Maga self defense is meant to overcome an attack and enable the victim to get away to seek immediate help. Restraining orders alone do not assure anyone of continued safety.

The Second Line After Self Defense Is RECOVERY

Domestic Violence is a difficult experience to overcome. The 3B Initiative is a tremendous way to begin and continue down the road to recovery. The 3B Initiative is a Charitable Organization that funds self defense training and other options designed to help in emotional and psychological recovery. It can include Retreats to Costa Rica with world renowned self defense expert and owner of Bullman’s Kickboxing and Krav Maga, Terry Bullman.


Terry Bullman is an internationally renowned self defense expert. He is a former Professional Boxer, Professional Kickboxer, former MMA fighter and current World Champion in IBJJF Masters Division. He also is the creator of the popular History Channel show entitled, “Human Weapon”.

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