Why learn self-defence? I think there are lots of reasons to learn and and practise self-defence and very few of them deal with the possibility that I expect to be involved in a physical confrontation.
The physical benefits are significant:
There are also non-physical benefits:
And, of course, in the unlikely event that we may have to defend ourselves, we have developed a substantial tool-box of habits and techniques to get out of a dangerous situations.
And, finally, the more confident and capable people there are out on the streets, they safer those streets are for everyone involved.
At GO Self-defence we don't think that the world should be a scary place and we certainly don't want to scare people into learning self-defence. Our club is built on the belief that we can combine fitness, fun and training for effective self-defence in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
We teach physical techniques, but we understand and teach that self-defence is at least as much about awareness and attitude as it is about physical ability. We teach and train to hone our self-defence attitudes, skills, habits and, yes techniques, not out of fear, but because of all the positive benefits we gain from our training - benefits that not only keep us safe, but, more importantly, pay off in many other aspects of our daily lives.
What you learn is not how to hurt someone who poses a threat, but practical, real world self-defence: first, avoid danger; if that's not possible, minimize the risk of injury; and create an opportunity to escape.
Our classes are open to all ages: women, men and youth. There are no age or fitness level restrictions. Come with a sister or brother, a son or daughter, a colleague or a friend. You'll enjoy training together and practising together outside of class.
Our blog is a place for questions and discussion for our members and friends but also a place where people from outside our immediate geographic location can be involved.
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