We can guess that you’re reading this article because you want to learn self-defense or ways to protect yourself and the people you love. In our self-defense classes, we cover all the basics of self-defense, including how to position yourself, strike, block, and break free, but we also teach you about 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.
Every student in our self-defense classes knows that it’s the one skill you pray you never have to use- but you’ll be so glad you learned 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 essential.
At our studio, we teach intelligent self-defense classes combined with a sharp awareness of one’s surroundings and an education on how to avoid physical conflict in the first place. We teach our students how to de-escalate conflicts and avoid them, but if an altercation gets physical, again, it’s better to have self-defense and use it than to not have that training at all.
The mental elements and the physical elements of our martial arts classes combined help you maintain physical safety and psychological awareness of threat or danger.
Protect Your Loved Ones
Fact- Most parents want to make sure their kids take self-defense classes and know self-defense. Unfortunately, women are more likely to need to use self-defense training, so parents want to make sure their daughters know how to keep themselves safe. It’s one thing to protect yourself. It’s another entirely to protect those you love.
There would be nothing more heartbreaking than feeling like you could have done more if your loved one was attacked or got into a fight 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 do what we do with our martial arts classes – to help educate the community and create an empowered population. It’s also totally probable that teaching your kids, siblings, cousins, and neighbors your new self-defense moves will inspire them to learn too!
Become More Confident in Your Body
Research has shown that self-defense classes help students feel more confident and capable in their bodies in public situations. 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 purposeful way, 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 it’s such an accomplishment to look back on your progress and see how you’ve transformed. 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.
Did we convince you to take Self-defense classes yet? It is critical, and we do believe it’s one of the most important skills we can teach to our community. Hopefully, now you can 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!