There have been numerous examples of how self-defense can teach you many things. It alleviates your mental ability, promotes a higher level of cognitive or mental stability, and makes you more self-aware of what is happening around you. Learning self-defense can also teach you to enhance your patience, improve upon your emotional state, make you more self-aware on whom you should interact with, and teach you to take care of and control your emotional well-being. Learning self-defense can also make you recognize, handle and manage all aspects of fear so that you no longer need to be afraid of anything.
Most women can fear being raped or beaten up with either a stranger, assaulter, or their husbands. Learning and training in self-defense would make you stronger to no longer have to be the victim. Self-defense can teach you how to develop the most powerful weapon of yours; your intelligence. Learning self-defense can improve upon your intelligence, which makes you analyze what is happening around you to make decisions more quickly on handling yourself. Self-defense, in theory, can help you overcome complacency, and bad habits, making you a prime target for victimization.
Doing Your Own Personal Security
The words ‘personal security or ‘personal safety’ are used interchangeably with self-defense. However, all these words in some way or the other mean being safe and being secure. In deeper meaning, it means having freedom from fear, doubt, protection, and safeguard. Learning self-defense is about being able to defend yourself against an attack. It also helps you define and identify your character, along with your essential qualities.
Not only that, it teaches you to become more proactive and use your body and reflexes to inflict pain upon a person who is trying to attack or overcome you. In other terms, self-defense is the defense of oneself or one’s rights, beliefs, actions, etc. Many people don’t recognize it, but it is essential to have water, shelter, and food beyond breathing air.
Most importantly, human needs to be safe, which means having awareness, knowledge, self-esteem, attitude, confidence, and choice. It also involves strategy, de-escalation language, physical defense tactics, and protective tools and technology. So, self-defense can be a combination of all these attributes.
Make Yourself Safe from Assailants
Self-defense also involves having knowledge of how some key terms such as assailants. The people we need to look out for. Can their looks identify them? Where do they hang out, by who they are with, and if they have any specific characteristics or criteria?
There are many types of bad guys in our society. It becomes challenging but not impossible to identify who is terrible and who is not. By learning, focusing, and excelling in the art of self-defense, a person can judge and tell the specific criteria to define or recognize a bad guy. Self-defense can help you learn your intuition instincts, sixth sense, gut feeling, and knowledge, which can help you identify the bad guys, places, behavior, and situation, making the assailant. You have to be very keen, sharp, observant, and aware to recognize these assailants. It would help if you had the common sense to spot them and trust your intuition.
Assailants or criminals are more likely to be recognized by their long hair, ponytail, or bun, but it is unnecessary. They might even have loose clothing, and they are most lurking between the hours of 5 and 8.30 am. They can appear to be random people in parking garages or public restrooms. They usually lack confidence or a healthy lifestyle. If they appear to carry a device or weapon, then you need to be extra careful. Remember your self-defense training. It is best to avoid an assailant or a criminal and not provoke them, but if things get out of hand, remember your self-defense training and see where you can inflict the most pain.
Dr. Jim Bentley a martial arts instructor. He is also the author of WING CHUN The Evolutionary Science of Self-Defense, Combat, and Human Performance. In addition, Dr. Bentley has written many blogs on the importance of self-defense techniques, tactical efficiency, principles of Wing Chun, and how they could be used in the face of danger. Dr. Bentley also provides certification programs through his website BeachTownAthleticClub.com. As a doctor, he provides care for many legendary martial artists and current MMA fighters like Erik Paulson, Curtis Millender, and Pearl Gonzalez. With his acclaimed healing methods, and martial arts curriculums he wants to spread his message to the people that the science, art, and philosophy of martial arts is truly a way of life. To learn more about Dr. Bentley please visit DrJimBentley.com.