Women’s self-defense isn’t like a martial arts class. There are physical elements of the training, but that’s not the only focus. The best women’s defense courses are tailored specifically for the types of violence or threats women and young girls may encounter.
And they don’t just teach women how to fight back. They teach women how to avoid getting into dangerous situations in the first place. And ways to get out of a situation before it gets violent. These techniques empower women by keeping them physically safer and giving them the confidence to address the threat with the use of their body language and voice (GET BACK!).
Self-Defense Training Promotes Physical Safety
Through self-defense training, individuals are armed with proper instruction to know what to look for and how to avoid a dangerous situation. Self-defense trainings with Trish Hoffman will teach things like:
- The importance of 360° situational awareness
- How to use effective deterrents
- Personal safety strategies for different situations
Knowing how to effectively respond to a dangerous situation increases a woman’s chances of getting out alive. A good self-defense course will use hands-on drills specific to realistic violent situations. Knowing how to respond and how to use everyday items for protection is a huge boost to a woman’s confidence.
Self-Defense Training Promotes Peace of Mind
Good self-defense training teaches women how to identify possible perpetrators. Instead of needing to see everyone as a possible threat, they now have specific red flags to look for. Knowing what to be aware of and how to minimize being targeted gives women much more power over their safety. This gives women a mental break from the anxiety that comes from seeing every male as a potential predator.
Self-defense trainings with Trish Hoffman teach individuals how to:
- Do something instead of nothing.
- Know their next move.
- Protect themselves.
- Implement practical self-defense.
- Be a good witness.
Being prepared for any violent situation gives women confidence to face unexpected and dangerous situations. Having the tools and a plan ahead of time takes a huge element of uncertainty out of a violent situation. This empowers women to take their safety into their own hands.
Self-Defense Training Improves Interpersonal Interactions
Often women find that learning self-defense gives them more confidence in their everyday interpersonal interactions. Self-defense training involves learning techniques to deescalate a situation before it becomes physically violent. Some of these techniques are verbal skills. Practicing clearly communicating boundaries often helps women feel more confident speaking up for themselves in non-violent conflicts as well. Learning conflict resolution and understanding boundaries can reduce the anxiety in their interpersonal interactions. Now they have more tools and skills at their disposal to set healthy boundaries for themselves.
Work With Me
If you want to learn practical ways to protect yourself and feel more empowered in your everyday life, contact me. Women Against Crime offers one-on-one, group, and corporate self-defense training. You’ll learn from a retired police Lieutenant how to predict, identify, prevent, and fight back against violence. We’re ready to work with you!