Everyday here in the United States one in three women are attacked in their lifetime, don’t be a statistic. Female self-defense is becoming a growing trend among woman of all ages, especially those who live and go to college. All women live with a certain level of risk for crime. In fact, a female between the ages 15 to 21 today has a 1 in 4 chance of having a violent crime committed against her; crimes such as rape, carjacking or purse snatching.
The fact is many women that end up being a victim of raped never thought of it. Do you think that they thought they were safe too? Don’t you think they lock their doors, don’t go to ready-teller machines after dark, and don’t go to the “bad” parts of town? They probably didn’t think much about self-defense either. Martial arts are quickly becoming the protection of choice for many females throughout the world. It requires no special license, no possibilities of equipment malfunction and it can go anywhere with you. If you have experience a situation whereby you felt powerless and out of control, self-defense classes may be just the thing for you.
Fear and denial are debilitating emotions that keep us from exploring our universe, expanding our horizons and facing the unknown with confidence. If you can somehow get past the fear that keeps you from facing the reality of the evil in our society, you can work to gain the confidence that will help protect you against that evil. Taking a course in self-defense like (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) plus acquiring non-lethal self-defense weapons are 2 major contributors to not only helping you exude an aura of confidence but being able to take control of any situation where you are feeling threatened.
There are numerous other benefits to be gained from studying Mixed Martial Arts. The most obvious are self-defense. However, along with personal empowerment, there are also health benefits that are second to none. Increases in stamina, cardiovascular exercise, improvement in flexibility and routine physical activity are all aspects that you will benefit from. Other great bonuses are increases in focus, self-control, meditation and stress relief. Depending on which type of self-defense you have chosen, the benefits could vary. Thai kickboxing would be great cardio, Jeet Kune Do would increase flexibility tremendously, or Karate could increase self-control.
Self-defense for women it’s not all about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and judo or how to handle a Taser or to shoot a gun. Learn self-defense and be confident that when the time comes, you’ll be able to defend yourself. There’s no time like the present!
People often think that they couldn’t fight because they’ve never been in a situation where they wanted to fight, but the moment you’re faced with a life or death situation, that it’s straightforward to fight. But you need to know how to fight back for that instinct to be effective. You need to break through that emotional barrier you’ve instilled and been confident that you can protect yourself.