Three Reasons Women Need to Learn Self-Defense.
1. Self-defense helps women protect themselves and their family. In my opinion, this is the most important reason for women to learn self-defense, because it is the difference between life and death. Learning self-defense provides the user with skill to avoid being hurt or injured in an attack. While this doesn’t guarantee safety, it does reduce the risk exponentially in an attack. In a situation where you are fighting for your life, the life of a friend, or even your own children, understanding how to defend yourself can save your life and others.
2. Self-defense builds confidence in women. Growing up, any women had a very low self-esteem, and even self worth. Playing sports as she child, she never developed that confidence due to hidden agendas by coaches. Martial arts gave me a confidence that no one could question or take away. Learning the skill, technique, and form to successfully defend myself in a self-defense situation showed me she have worth. That as a woman, She have value beyond that which society tries to place on me. That her life, and the lives of friends and family are important enough to fight for. Instead of cowering because of her perceived weakness, she could be strong physically enough to defend myself in any situation.
3. Self-defense teaches women discipline, and that discipline transfers over to all other areas of their lives. Professionally, I know I am a better coach and businesswoman because self-defense taught me to be calm, control my breathing, and respond instead of reacting to situations. Any has even changed due to the training she receive from self-defense. Personally, it taught women proper body control and understanding. It gave anyone overall strength, flexibility, dexterity, and cognitive awareness as an athlete. It taught anyone to be a better student by listening, observing, and learning about the art.