Now You Can Officially “Get Back!”

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// May 26th, 2007 // Blog

Today was my last self-defense class, sniffle. Our usual instructor, Dee, couldn't make it, as she was having fifteen injections in her foot, to treat some kind of injury she sustained. Ouch! Get better soon, Dee! But she left a little something for us with Emma, our stand-in kick-boxing coach (today we did a taster class in kick-boxing, instead, and it was fantastique! Though I will be feeling it tomorrow, in strange places, i'm sure):



I'm officially a Level 1 Ninjabi now, hee! Or, maybe that should be: Hwah!

There is talk of a kick-boxing class starting in two weeks, but not sure if the numbers will be enough. There are definitely more classes organized for later in the year, including a re-run of the level one class, inshā’Allāh. I heartily recommend to any sisters reading, that live in East London area, to sign up to the next course, asap. I also suggest that sisters from other parts of London contact Dee directly at dee(at)ninjabi(dot)net, and ask whether she might be able to organize a class nearer to you.

The training that we received during the past seven weeks has been amazing, very professional, and could potentially save lives. I do not kid. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE consider the class. I was a complete novice at this kind of thing, but i enjoyed it greatly. The other sisters were of all sorts of backgrounds, heights, shapes, and fitness levels, and we all did really well, māshā’Allāh. So, don't be shy! The robbers, rapists, and generally intimidating idiots are not shy… so let's leave the hayaa (modesty) for the correct time and place. When butt needs to be kicked, we kick it… think about non-mahram issues later, when you're safely back home AWAY from danger. No excuses, sisters; be safe, and not sorry.

May Allāh protect us from harm, in all its forms, āmīn.

12 Responses to “Now You Can Officially “Get Back!””

  1. Sanix says:

    Wow .. congratulations iMuslim. That’s what I love to do but don’t find enough time for. I also recommend each and every person to have classes for self defense. it’s a great resource in life.

  2. intellectualbeatoff says:


  3. Sumera says:

    People better watch what they say to you from now on eh, iMuslim? Otherwise, they’ll end up with a broken nose :p

  4. The godfather of robbers, rapists, and generally intimidating idiots says:

    Level 1


    Hopefully you can save your jilbabi and niqabi sisters when I crash your mehendi


  5. Sanix says:

    How can a person he can’t even show his/her digital identity crash a ninjabi ??

  6. AnonyMouse says:

    TGORRAGI: iMuslim and I together will TOTALLY KICK YOUR BUTT! Runnnnn, boy, runnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!! *Brandishes a henna tube menacingly*

  7. Alefyah says:

    Congratulations! I desperately want to learn self-defense too. I realise how important it is and the world out there is real bad. InshaAllah I will now search for a class in my city. This is my next priority as soon as my driving classes get over (which is in 4 days). Thanks for inspiring me! :-)

  8. The godfather of robbers, rapists, and generally intimidating idiots says:

    Sanix: Let me provide you with my physical address. My you can give me a visit and teach me a lesson :lol:

    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20500

    Ask for the Godfather
    AnonyMouse: Alright! I see that our level 1 ninjabi has a back up. I will run away for now, but know this, you can’t be with her all the time :twisted: Muhahahahahahaaaaaaaa

  9. Abū Ilyās says:


    Keep it up.

  10. Sanix says:

    Hmm .. we, the digital people, don’t need physical addresses.The digital address would be of some help for you ……………… I think you have rightly named yourself as “generally intimidating idiot”…

  11. iMuslim says:

    Jazakallah everyone for the congrats and words of encouragement. I really need to keep practising though, cos none of it is quite ‘reflex’. One girl lives relatively close by, so will hopefully try to meet up for that purpose. “Salaams, wanna come round to my place tomorrow, so i can fake attempt to stab you?” “Sure, midday good for you?” :)

    Godfather… how did you get into the White House?

    Mouse: Down, girl… keep it for the ring! :P

    Sanix: Don’t mind the Godfather… i do believe he/she (yeah, i am wary of the gender) is just “joshing”. :)

  12. Sheila says:

    AOA sister,

    I found your blog while I was searching for Ninjabi. I am also learning kick-boxing with Dee and she just told me about another 1-day Ninjabi lesson in July. The details are on my blog, so please check it out. For those who are not sure about commiting themselves to the longer 6-7 weeks course, this is a great chance to dip your toe and test out te water :)

    Also, if you, like me, want to take lessons in kick-boxing, they just started a new ‘women only’ beginners class in their central london academy. Minimum contract is for two months which costs £95 including the £25 for the license. This entitles you to 5 classes per calender months.

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