Once a month, Ageless Martial Arts will host a free workshop. This month we focused on Women’s Self Defense. This inspired our blog posting today to talk exactly about how and why marital arts empowers women. First, martial arts empowers everyone! But there is something special and specific it does for women.
Learning how to defend yourself is the essences of empowering one’s self, but the confidence that comes with being able to defend yourself is unique. Knowing that you will be okay in some unusual circumstances or just having a bit of an edge over someone can change any situation, physical or mental. The confidence of knowing how to defend yourself plus watching your body become stronger and leaner can help your self esteem immensely.
The empowering aspect of martial arts can be life changing in stressful situations. The confidence learned and practiced can be translated into a sense of security for women in daily activities. Since women are often weaker and smaller than men due to biology, they are often targets. Your martial arts training might not be able to take down a 250 pound man, but it might give you the speed to avoid or block a hit. It can help you channel that fear and give you the strength to run faster than your attacker.