Danger isn’t lurking around every corner, and no, not everyone is a potential threat to your safety. But women in particular understand the possibility of an unpleasant encounter, a possibility that is unfortunately all too real. If you could protect yourself against this threat, no matter how remote, wouldn’t you? The tools to defend yourself and increase your confidence are only an arms-length away at Stouffville Martial Arts Academy, where professional instructors are happy to pass on their wisdom at absolutely no cost.
Instructors have designed this eight-week program with an understanding of the challenges unique to women in a physical confrontation. They’ll teach you that size isn’t everything, and in fact, that with the right techniques and focus, even the smallest person can defend him or herself effectively. Participants learn a combination of disciplines and techniques, including karate, jiu-jitsu, Aikido, and Defendo. Defendo, a relatively newer form of self-defense, was originally developed for police as a way to defend against some of the biggest, most aggressive criminals.
Over the course of the program’s full eight weeks students engage in realistic simulations, for maximum effectiveness. The key to success lies in a variety of leverage-based techniques and strategic manoeuvres that exploit an aggressor’s weaknesses and make the most of your own strengths.
Instructors have also accounted for the inevitable surge in energy and emotion that come with being the victim of an attack. You’ll learn to manage emotion and remain in control of the situation—a skill countless horror-film victims could undoubtedly have benefited from.
Come for the confidence, stay for the socializing: learning a new skill and getting active can be fun, especially when you’re in good company. And there’s nothing to lose because it’s free. Learn more at www.teamsmaa.com.