What’s the best way for women to learn self-defense? The most popular option that we’ve probably all seen and heard about is a one-day seminar.
On the surface, taking a morning to learn how to defend yourself sounds like a pretty good deal. But what are you going to learn in one of these classes?
The Problem with a Single Self-Defense Class
Self-defense training takes time. If you attend a one-day seminar, will you have all the skills needed to defend yourself against an attacker? Will you remember what you learned in a week? What about a month? A year?
The answer is no; beware of schools and programs that promise fast results. Yes, you might leave a class feeling confident, but a single day of self-defense does not prepare you to defend yourself.
However, if you have no martial arts experience, a one-day seminar might be the motivation you need to commit to a martial art, Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ).
Committing to a Regular BJJ Practice
It takes time, much more than one day, to learn self-defense skills. A regular BJJ practice will keep you learning, practicing, and thinking. And with a solid foundation of martial arts, you will be able to develop your self-defense skills, as well as your fitness level.
Committing to a program may not be common for women, but this doesn’t mean that women don’t belong in BJJ. The more women who get involved with BJJ, the more future role models we will have for young girls. And these girls will not only learn self-defense skills but also experience an increase in their self-confidence and self-esteem.
If you are serious about self-defense, then commit to your goal (for more than one day) and train BJJ with us at Lindsey Arcangel Jiu-Jitsu Academy. To find out more about getting started, contact us today!