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The Importance of Women's Self Defense

A person's right to defend themselves is one of the most important things we have. Knowing skills and having access to tools to defend oneself can be an invaluable in the event that another person confronts you. This is especially important for women, who are more often targets of ambush or isolation attacks. Perhaps even more important is the confidence gained in knowing that a woman could defend against an attacker. To help with this, Seung-Ni Martial Arts Academy routinely holds self-defense seminars for women.

Women's self-defense classes focus primarily on simple and effective techniques; in an actual self-defense scenario fast, hard hitting attacks are much more practical than flashy fancy moves one might see on the silver screen. The encouraging black belt instructors teach a variety of useful techniques. These range from strikes and kicks to learning how to escape from an attacker who may grab or pin their target. All the moves can be done regardless of strength or flexibility which makes them very useful in most situations.

An invaluable part of learning self-defense, especially for women, is the confidence gained. Many times an attacker looks for the person who will not put up a fight; when their would-be victim turns out to be more than they can handle they may turn-tail. Learning to bear teeth and be loud in order to draw attention to the conflict can be enough to diffuse many situations. This confidence boost can easily apply to areas outside of self-defense; workplace and social aspects become that much easier.

If you or someone you know is interested in a women's self-defense seminar contact Seung-Ni of Traverse City at (231) 932-4300 or visit us at

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