It’s likely that you’re reading this article because you want to learn self-defense, or how to handle and deflect a physical attack. In our self-defense classes, we cover everything you need to know about self-defense, including how to position yourself, striking, blocking, and breaking free, but we also cover psychological skills like awareness, threat prevention, and keeping calm in high-stress situations. We’re probably not alone in this, but we believe self-defense is one of the most important skills in the world. And after reading this article, we hope you’ll agree with us! Read more to find out the 4 best reasons to take self-defense classes.
You Can’t Predict the Future
Especially after the year 2020, it’s abundantly clear that we have far less control than we think! Normal life can be disrupted at any time by anything.
Unfortunately, it’s just impossible to guarantee that you’ll pass each day safely and without threat. This isn’t something to think too far into or a reason to stop you from leaving the house, but it’s necessary to reflect on from time to time, especially when you’re considering self-defense classes.
We like to tell our students in our self-defense classes that self-defense is the one thing you don’t want to have to use- but if you need it, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got it. Our martial arts classes prepare every one of all ages to handle an attack and protect themselves and their loved ones from harm, and we’re proud to be able to teach our students how to stay resilient, stay calm, and stay prepared for life’s unpredictabilities.
Keep Yourself Safe
The ability to keep yourself safe with self-defense is critical to feeling empowered and confident in any situation.
We’re not saying you should walk down dark alleys alone or purposefully put yourself in harm’s way – but if you find yourself in a compromising situation and need to fight back, self-defense is absolutely essential.
We like to teach smart self-defense classes- physical self-defense combined with mental awareness and education on how to avoid a fight in the first place. We teach our students how to de-escalate conflicts and avoid them, but if an altercation gets physical, again, you’d probably rather have self-defense training than not.
The mental elements and physical elements of our martial arts classes combined help you maintain physical safety and psychological awareness of threats or danger.
Keep Your Loved Ones Safe
In this world, most parents want to make sure their kids know how to defend themselves. Unfortunately, women are more likely to need to use self-defense training, so parents want to make sure their daughters especially know how to keep themselves safe.
It’s important to be able to keep yourself safe, but it’s another thing entirely to be able to keep the people you love safe too. It would be heartbreaking and it’s happened before- to feel like you could have done more if someone you loved got attacked in your presence. It’s also critical to pass down self-defense education to your children, partners, loved ones, and community members so they can keep themselves and their family members safe if anything should happen when you’re not there to protect them.
That’s why we run martial arts classes. We want to educate the community and keep everyone as safe as possible, and self-defense is the best way to do it. It’s also totally probable that teaching your kids, siblings, cousins, and neighbors your new self-defense moves will inspire them to learn too!
Fitness with Purpose
Students who take self-defense classes feel more confident and capable in their bodies in public, especially women.
Confidence here could mean aesthetic confidence, as self-defense classes do help you work up a sweat with regular practice, but it also means feeling safe and secure existing in a physical space where threats or attackers can come from anywhere at any time (again- you never know what will happen).
Plus, you’re breaking a sweat every class but in a way that is purposeful, so you feel even more accomplished after every class. Training your body to a point of muscle memory in our martial arts classes is a wonderful exercise in self-discipline, and understanding the importance of these skills you’re learning is so fulfilling. This is especially true for our female students, who tend to feel better being in public after they’ve learned self-defense and its benefits.
So are you ready for self-defense classes yet? 😉 It really is critical, and we do believe it’s one of the most important skills we can teach to our community. We hope that now you understand that the best reasons to learn self-defense go beyond just physical safety. When you learn self-defense, you’re empowering yourself and those around you to live safer lives! Check out our life-saving Self-Defense classes right here at our school!