Why Kung Fu is a great alternative to Women’s Self-Defence classes
It’s a sad fact that we live in a world where women face harassment and targeted violence – usually from men taller and stronger than them. It’s common for women to be encouraged to take traditional women’s self-defence classes, but is this the best way to lessen your fear and feel more empowered? We believe that Kung Fu classes are a better option, as it combines the benefits of learning self-defence movements with the following unique benefits.
It increases your awareness
A significant part of learning self-defence is developing an awareness of your surroundings. This vigilance could help you escape a potentially dangerous situation by reducing distraction and tiredness and keeping you alert.
Traditional women’s self-defence classes will have you training against women, and realistically speaking this is not who you’ll need to defend yourself against in a real-life situation. For this reason, Kung Fu is an excellent alternative as it has you participating in mixed classes so that you can grow accustomed to interacting with men and defending yourself against them.
It helps you think clearly
When your safety is threatened, staying calm, evaluating the situation and deciding what to do next will help you get away from the threat. You need to be able to make a decision that isn’t a knee-jerk reaction. Most women’s self-defence classes constantly remind you how vulnerable you are and how your attacker will be bigger and stronger than you. Kung Fu doesn’t rely on size and strength for success, evening the playing field and increasing your confidence.
As a woman, you are unlikely to wrestle your way out of a bad situation. Kung Fu will teach you to use someone’s size against them, and with regular training, you’ll develop the speed, power, and frame of mind needed to act when the time comes.
In addition to the above benefits, our Kung Fu classes are also great places to get fitter and make friends. Want to try out a class for yourself? Then Fitlife Martial Arts has one worth committing to. Located in Mudgeeraba, walk-in visits are welcome or check out when our next introductory course or seminar is.
If you’re part of a group that is interested in taking our Kung Fu, contact us to discuss how we can help you.