You’re likely 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 all the basics of self-defense, including how to position yourself, strike, blocking, and break free, but you’ll also learn about mental self-defense techniques like awareness, threat prevention, and keeping calm in high-stress situations.
We’re pretty biased- 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
If we’ve learned anything from the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that we have far less control than we think! Our everyday lives can be shaken up 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.
Keeping yourself safe in any situation is a huge skill that a lot of people may not think about. We are in no way endorsing going down dark alleys alone or pursuing a truly dangerous activity, but if you find yourself in a compromising situation and need to fight back, self-defense is essential.
We like to teach smart self-defense classes and 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
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 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 do what we do with our martial arts classes – to help educate the community and create an empowered population. Learning self-defense for yourself will rub off on the people you care about, and you’ll all feel as safe and capable as possible in any situation you come across.
Fitness With Purpose
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. Developing the muscle memory of self-defense you need in our martial arts classes is a wonderful exercise in self-discipline, and transforming into a strong, capable person when you walk into the studio is an incredible accomplishment. 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 of 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. So all in all, 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!