As we begin the month of June 2020, life is most likely crazier than we ever imagined. We are hopeful that we are on the tail side of a pandemic and yet again are dealing with racial injustice in our country. From peaceful protests to looters inflicting damage on stores and innocent people, one can only wonder what is next?
The question comes to mind, “Should adults take self-defense training?” To fully answer this question, you must have a real understanding of what self-defense training is. There is far more to it than legally caring a firearm, knowing how to inflict a threatening strike or escaping a grab.
Proper self-defense training changes someone ‘s outlook on the “fight or flight” response and teaches the untrained a new awareness or way to look at a potential hostile situation.
A person who is properly trained in self-defense understands it is often better to escape a situation then to fight knowing things could escalate into an uncontrollable catastrophe.
Self-defense training teaches people to be aware of their exits and paths of least resistance to escape safely with as little harm possible.
Should adults take self-defense training? Definitely. The more educated we are, the less problems we seem to encounter. Look at many of the great leaders in our past who choose to fight for equal rights peacefully. Educate yourself with self-defense training. Understand its strengths and weaknesses. Then you will most likely be able to make the correct decisions based on the situation and its outcome.
If you are interested in contacting Brad Fantle for speaking engagements you may reach him by email at email@example.com. He is a 7th Degree Black Belt with Tiger Rock Martial Arts, has 25 years experience working with children and teaching self-defense, and has a BA in Sports & Fitness from the University of Alabama