Self-Defense Oriented Martial Arts Classes to Prevent Domestic Violence written by: Master McCorry
While February 2014 is being celebrated as the Teen Domestic ViolenceAwareness-Prevention Month, we have to understand the upsetting reality that instances of domestic and non-domestic assaults are on the rise in the United States. A peek into the domestic violence surveys will paint a poignant picture before us. One survey by the National Domestic Violence Coalition notes that if we take physical assault alone, 1.3 million women can be considered victims every year. If we expand the term to include verbal, mental and sexual violence, a total of 5.3 million women are victimized every year, says the American Institute of Domestic Violence. SafeHorizon (www.safehorizon.org) points out that one in every three women die each year in the US due to assaults by either the current partner or the former partner. The peril of violent assaults and consequent deaths has got entrenched in our society.
Why Fight for Yourselves - The Importance of Self-DefenseFrom the part of government, several measures are being taken to prevent instances of violence against women. The Violence against Women Act focuses on mobilizing women power to fight against the assaults. The act for Family Violence Prevention and Services is yet another ambitious step toward this goal. However the painful truth is that the numbers of domestic violence are on constant increase, despite such measures. The message is clear: there is no one else to protect us, but ourselves. This is where self-defense becomes relevant.
Martial Arts: The Most Effective Self-DefenseSelf-defense can buy anything – even a bottle of pepper spray or a Taser. However, athletic defensive measures such as martial arts are real life-savers compared to such one-time helpers.
What makes martial arts a ten times better option? * Ability to react instantly: the knowledge of a martial art will help you to react instantly to any assault. Quick reaction ability is one gift that martial arts learning gives you. * Effective resistance: martial arts will not fail you at a crucial moment like other defense techniques. It will equip you to fight against violence effectively and powerfully * Be prepared anytime: One important merit of martial arts is that it helps you to be prepared anytime. Once you learn a martial art, it will be there with you forever * Self-confidence: martial art is not something that modifies your body in a superficial way. It can make a profound impact on your mindset and make you a confident person. Thus, it is not merely your physical strength that improves – it is your personality. Even persons with meek, introverted and docile mindsets can achieve self-confidence and self-esteem through martial arts.