The Importance of Self-Defense in the Twenty-First Century Written by: Master McCorry
Many have called the twenty-first century the Age of Evil. Every day we
see newspaper reports of violence – attacks, assaults, rape attempts, robberies and even murders. In most of the cases, the victims are the harmless people of our society – mostly women, children and senior citizens. The National Violence against Women Survey [NVAWS] points out that around 13.4% of adult American women have been the victims of forcible rape at least once in their lives. Similar alarming rates accompany the statistics of other crimes as well. Many of these crimes occur at desolated areas where victims cannot get external help. This leads us to one great question: how important it is for us to learn to defend ourselves in these violent times? Self-Defense – the Pros and Cons There are two popular methods of self-defense. Either we defend ourselves using our physical might, or we use some self-defense products like Pepper Sprays, Stun Guns and other dangerous weapons such as Hand Guns or Tasers. Self-defense has got both good and bad sides. Some of the advantages of self-defense are the following: -Protection: With any self-defense option available at hand, we can protect ourselves at a time of emergency even if external help is not available. -Self-Confidence: Naturally, when we are equipped with any self-defense option it increases our self-confidence. We can go through our daily life confidently and boldly without fearing external attacks. -Freedom: Once we equip ourselves with a self-defense option, the range of one’s freedom dramatically expands. We do not feel stressed even when we are staying out late, travelling through desolate streets, or carrying valuable things with us. However, self-defense has many negatives as well. -Legalities: Using self-defense mechanisms like Pepper Sprays, Hand Guns, or Tasers can sometimes seriously hurt the attacker and it may lead to legal difficulties. Especially when we are travelling to other countries, we have to be careful because products like Pepper Spray and Hand Guns are illegal in many countries or demand licensing and a certification course. -Chances of hurting ourselves: When we use a self-defense product, we may accidentally hurt ourselves. Sometimes, if the attacker is physically stronger than we are, he/she may seize the product and use it against us. Bruce McCorry’s Academy – The Haven of Martial Arts If you are interested in learning martial arts, you should take care to choose the best coaching that is available. One of the best martial arts coaching center in Massachusetts is the Bruce McCorry’s Academy. Located in Peabody, the academy is renowned for as many as ten internationally acclaimed courses. The academy is open to both kids and adults. If you aspire to make martial arts your hobby or profession, Bruce McCorry’s will guide you through the right path.