I recently had the chance to attend some “reality based” self defense training with a friend of mine who had never practiced martial arts before. On our second class, my friend had his wrist broken - most likely by an overzealous beginner during a gun takeaway exercise.
I heard that great quote recently, although I’m not sure of it’s origins. I couldn’t agree more.
My preferred definition of self defense is this, “when faced with the threat of violence or actual violence, self defense is doing what is necessary to move from an unsafe place to a safer place.”
One of the questions i get asked most frequently, in several different variations is about which martial art an individual should study. Generally which martial art, and more importantly which school to choose are fundamental decisions someone should make. My answer is usually something along the lines of, “choose the school and the system that you are going to stick with and stay with it for the rest of your life.”
The answer is going to be different for every person. I will attempt to is give you a set of general guidelines. I will talk in very broad terms about different martial arts, and what to look for in a school. ultimately every teacher, at every school, in every system is going to be completely different.
Smart companies take steps to keep their employees healthy - health insurance, dental insurance, wellness programs. It’s not just the right thing to do, it makes good business sense. A new trend in Corporate Wellness is in-house self-defense seminars.
These seminars teach important life-saving skills and should become regular occurrences in many organizations’ wellness programs. Other than the primary benefit of teaching your employees to physically defend themselves - there are significant secondary benefits to self-defense training.
Here are 6 great reasons to include personal protection (self defense) training in your organization: