You’re probably 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 everything you need to know about self-defense, including how to position yourself, striking, blocking, and breaking 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.
Unfortunately, This World is Unpredictable and You May Need to Protect Yourself
Especially after the year 2020, it’s abundantly clear 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.
All of our students know that self-defense is the one thing you don’t want to have to use, but you’ll be glad you learned it if you do have to use it. Our martial arts classes prepare everyone 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 handle anything life throws their way.
Keep Yourself Safe
If you want to feel empowered and confident in any situation, physically speaking? Take self-defense classes. 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 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. Our students know how to de-escalate conflicts and avoid them, but if an altercation gets physical, again, we know it’s much better to have self-defense training than to have nothing at all.
The mental elements and physical elements of our martial arts classes combined help you maintain physical safety and psychological awareness of threats 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 especially 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. 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 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 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 really 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!