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Traverse City Self Defense - Not Just For Kids, Teens & Women But For All Adults.

Self Defense is a life skill just like running, swimming and CPR - that every Traverse City resident should be well versed in. Self Defense includes a full range of vital pesonal protection skills. "Self Defense" encompasses how to protect yourself from a solo attacker, multiple assailants, weapon attacks and ground skills. Those living in Traverse City and the surrounding areas of Northern Michigan are relatively protected from the violence more frequently seen down state in metro areas such as Detroit, Grand Rapids and Flint. But, nevertheless, violence, crime and rage does seem more and more to occur in our neck of the woods.

Traverse City self defense can come into play in many live situations. Road rage for instance is definitely more frequently in Traverse City. Busy streets, agitated drivers, congested parking lots, tourists unfamiliar with the roads can all lead to a violent situation in a hurry. Busy festivals also brings up a lot of outsiders and alcohol and druges are often present - this is a perfect mixture for a possible violent confrontation. Traverse City residents need to make sure they can protect themselves and their families with real self defense tools.

At the Seung-ni Martial Arts Academy in Traverse City we offer self defense programs for all ages and interests:

  1. Taekwondo (a.k.a. Korean Karate) is a great choice for a Traverse City kid, teen or adult male or female looking to get in great shape and become well rounded in self defense training. Taekwondo known for its powerful, long range kicks is great for fending off multiple assailants and for a stopping larger, stronger attacker. In the Taekwondo class, students ranging in age from 7 - 70 also learn self defense on the ground and from weapons such as a knife, gun or club.

  2. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is focused self defense primarily on the ground. It is a well known statistic that over 90% of all real life self defense situations end up going to the ground. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu -- utilizing no striking -- relies on chokes and submissions to subdue an attacker. Realistic, cutting edge and effective Brazilian Jiu-jitsu or bjj as it is commonly called is a great self defense training option for those in Traverse City.

  3. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is the fastest growing martial art in the United States. It combines wrestling with BJJ and striking training (boxing and Taekwondo) to build a formidable self defense base. Although some of the members of the Seung-ni MMA team compete in matches similar to what you see on the UFC - many Traverse City teens and adults train in our mixed martial arts class for just the self defense attributes.

  4. Women's Self Defense Seminars are held every three months at the Seung-ni Academy to provide Traverse City females off all ages (starting at age 7 and including high school, college age, mothers and grandmothers) a positive, encouraging environment to learn how to identify, avoid and defend against violent attacks. Rape, mugging, home invasion and spousal abuse are just some of the very real threats to women living in the Traverse City area. Our popular Women's Self Defense Classes teach simple, easy to learn tools that women of all skill levels can master and use under pressure.

  5. Anti-Bully Programs are so important for those kids who are getting bullied at school or in their Traverse City neighborhoods. You stop bullying with confidence. Children get confidence from setting and achieving goals. In our Seung-ni Anti-Bully classes young students learn how to use their brain, their voice and their body (if necessary) to stand up to and stop bullying. Bullying can destroy a kid's love for learning and school and hurt their self esteem for life. Effective self defense training can protect your child from this.

Self Defense training for Traverse City and Northern Michigan kids, teens and adults is as important a life skill as ever. At the Seung-ni Martial Arts Academy we offer a full range of family friendly programs to empower students of all ages.

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