People invest a lot of money in health and nutrition and in all fitness programs like weight management, weight loss, toning up, and living healthy. However, it is rarely seen that people take interest in programs teaching how to protect their body against other people.

As our body can be built and sculpted to perfection, similarly it can be damaged and broken down in a split second. Therefore it is sensible and highly recommended that everyone should learn some basics in defending themselves in case of a physical encounter. If people can invest in a car alarm to protect their car and a smoke detector to protect their house, then it makes a lot of sense to invest in classes to protect the most important thing, yourself.

It should be first accepted and realized that anyone can be a target of abuse or a physical attack. The second thing to be understood is that, learning self defense is a personal safety precaution. It should be completely embraced and not looked at as “scary”. You will not get hurt in your training, but rather become healthier in the process. Self defense is an important activity which gives practical life knowledge helpful in saving oneself or another someday.

Self defense training is very beneficial. It makes a person confident and capable to handle any sticky situation, it does not only teach physical techniques but mental and verbal strategies as well.

Some other benefits of learning self defense techniques are as follows:

  • Increased amount of agility
  • Improved balance and coordination
  • Increased flexibility and mobility
  • Improved muscle strength
  • Cardio-vascular fitness helps overall health and well being
  • Improved reflexes
  • Better posture

There are some intellectual and psychological benefits of this training as well which include improved focus and concentration, increased self-confidence and self-awareness, better self-control and respect for self and others. It also provides an outlet for creativity and an individualistic expression.