Self-Defense is more than knowing how to fight back again a physical attack. During your everyday activities, you never know when you might find yourself in a harmful situation. Being aware of what is going on around us when we’re driving, walking, working, and even at home can make a big impact when it comes to our protection.
Participation in self-defense classes encourages you to think in terms of options and choices, develops your awareness and assertiveness skills and provides practice for physical self-defense techniques. A good self-defense class will expand the way you think about violence prevention, help you deal with your fears and enable you to feel more empowered in your life.
When we talk about self-defense, what are we actually referring to? Self-defense is a set of awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies, and physical techniques that enable someone to successfully prevent, escape, resist and survive violent assaults. The ability to have psychological awareness and verbal skills, not just physical training.
Does self-defense work? Yes, it does. Self-defense training increases your options and helps you prepare responses to avoid, slow down, de-escalate, or interrupt an attack, and also empowers one to prevent violence. It doesn’t guarantee that we will always be safe BUT increasing our strategy options and preparedness to deal with unexpected situations will increase our chances of survival.
A basic course can offer enough concepts and skills to help you develop self-protection strategies that you can continue to build upon. Self-defense training is not karate, although some of the techniques are derived from the martial arts. The skills and techniques do not require years to perfect. Certainly, practice is important and investing the time to review and perfect your skills can build confidence and increase your abilities. The key is to make a commitment to participate in your own safety and to do what is necessary to reduce risk and become empowered to act, rather than to be acted upon.
With so many programs, how would you know which ones will best equip you to respond to or avoid an attack? At this year’s expo Master Keith Bennett will be having his popular Women’s Self Defense, Awareness, and Fight Back seminar. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn practical, easy to remember steps for preventing assault through heightened awareness, as well as basic defensive maneuvers designed to create an opportunity to escape an attacker.
Master Bennett has been training in the Martial Arts since 1976. He is a 7th degree Black Belt and an expert in self-defense and security. He believes that everyone should have at least a basic ability to protect themselves in an emergency. This is of outmost importance & I hope you attend this seminar. This information may help save your life.
To register for demonstration please call: please call 399-3766 or 331-0009
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