Learning the basics of self-defense can teach you to protect yourself in a variety of situations and help you feel less anxious in public or while walking alone at night. Having that peace of mind as you go about your daily life is priceless.
At our Middleton, WI, studio, our Street Smart Self-Defense classes will teach you simple techniques that will allow you to effectively take control of a bad situation before it escalates to a physical altercation. You will learn how to overcome an attacker and disable them so that you can quickly escape the situation.
Additional Benefits of Self-Defense Classes
While safety is the No. 1 reason to learn self-defense, our street smart classes have additional benefits:
A lot of people are not confident with their defense abilities before enrolling in a self-defense class. This can be driven by negative personal experiences, as well as viewing stories on the news. Learning self-defense is a great way to build your confidence.
Self-defense classes involve improving your physical conditioning and strength. The whole point of self-defense is to be able to fight off an attacker, and doing so is easier when you are properly conditioned. Physical conditioning not only improves your strength and your physique, it also will improve your reflexes and your awareness of an attack.
We teach self-defense one-on-one or as a group. If you are part of a group class, it gives you the opportunity to meet with peers, meet new people, and develop new friendships. Many of the self-defense classes at Silver Lining Taekwon-Do are made up of people of different ages, genders, ethnic or cultural backgrounds, which can help you get outside your usual social bubble.
Physical and Mental Balance
When mastering self-defense, not only do you need to improve your physical balance to fight off attackers, you have to improve your mental balance by improving your focus. Self-defense classes teach you how to focus on your target while balancing your body at the same time. Without balance, it is nearly impossible to fight off an attacker.