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Traverse City Self Defense Class For Kids, Teens & Adults

Traverse City self defense classes are a great way to keep up on your fitness, make friends, build confidence and most importantly learn how to identify, avoid and defend against violent attacks. Traverse City bullying is at an all time high. Women self defense concerns are also seemingly increasing in number and severity in Northern Michigan. Road rage and anger in the work place also make self defense for adult men in Traverse City a higher and higher priority.

Foundation of a Solid Self Defense Program in Traverse City

In picking a Traverse City self defense class for you or your family you want to keep a number of important ideas in mind. Not all self defense programs are a like - and you want one that fits with your goals. Here is a list of the top things to consider:

  1. SAFETY - You want a self defense program that is professional and structured so you do not get injured. Karate, Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Kung fu - all are great martial arts and taught in Traverse City - but not all martial art studios are the same. Watching or even participating in a class is a good way to check whether the self defense training is safe and well run. At the Seung-ni Martial Arts Academy in Traverse City, interested students can come try out a couple of classes for free to see if it is a good fit.

  2. FUN - The self defense program should be enjoyable. If you do not have fun, chances are you will not stick with whatever martial art you pick. Taekwondo for kids, teens and adults is the most widely practiced martial art in the world. Why, because Taekwondo is great for fitness, confidence, focus and self defense skills. Seung-ni Traverse City offers great Taekwondo classes for toddlers, kids, teens and adults.

  3. EFFECTIVE SELF DEFENSE - The hallmark of a good self defense program is having a martial art that is well suited to use in a real life conflict. Along with Korean Karate (a.k.a. Taekwondo), Brazilian Jiu or "BJJ" as it is often called is great for self defense. BJJ does not focus on strikes but instead uses joint locks and chokes to defeat an attacker. Relying on key martial art principles of timing, balance and redirection of energy - Brazilian jiu-jitsu is really good for womens self defense. Seung-ni Traverse City offers kids BJJ and adult/teen Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

  4. AFFORDABLE - Traverse City martial arts prices come in a wide range. If you are going to get going at self defense you need to commit to your martial art of choice for a fair amount of time. When checking out different Traverse City Karate and Traverse City Brazilian Jiu-jitsu academies price will no doubt be a consideration. Be careful that the martial art school does not add in crazy fees for lots of small things like belt testing and new belt fees which can add up over time. The Seung-ni Academy in Traverse City includes all these extras in with its low monthly rate of anywhere from $69.00 to $91.00/monthly.

Which Traverse City Self Defense Instructor You Pick Is Key...

Martial arts instructors are as varied as the disciplines they teach. When picking an instructor it is best to find one that fits with you and/or your family's philosophy. Going in and talking to the instructor and watching them instruct a class is well advised. The patient Seung-ni instructors often like to meet with a new interested student one on one to give them a tour, discuss the self defense program and then even get out on the training mats for a free private instructional class. Usually you will know after meeting a martial arts instructor for the first time whether it will be a right fit.

No Self Defense Tricks ... Must Train To Be Good!

Lastly, it is important to realize that as a Traverse City resident it does not matter if you start training in Taekwondo, Kickboxing, Karate, Kung fu, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu or Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), that which is the most important factor in becoming self defense strong is how much and hard you practice. You can have the best martial arts school, the best karate instructor and the best self defense classes in Traverse City - but unless you engage in and dedicate to your training you will not improve.

So go find the right Traverse City self defense program for you or your son or daughter and get training and have fun.

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