Why Women Should Learn Self Defense

There Are Many Reasons Women Should Learn Hapkido For Self Defense in Ocoee Florida, Conyers Georgia and San Saba Texas.  

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By Stephanie Ma, World Martial Arts TV Spokes Model

Making a distinction of the benefit of self defense martial arts training between men and women is becoming less pertinent.  More simply put, as our role in the job force increases and with today’s recognition that we are capable of more tasks than previously were allowed in a male dominated society, the more similar will be the benefits that training in Hapkido self defense offer both males and females. If you live in or near Ocoee Florida, Conyers Georgia or San Saba Texas we have self defense classes in your area. Join today.

One of the first benefits discussed whenever the subject of women in the martial arts comes up is the self defense aspect.  The “women are the weaker sex” argument is always mentioned as a reason us to consider self defense training.  While it is true that we are typically smaller and less muscular than our male counterparts, modern scientific studies have concluded that in most instances we are capable of more endurance and have a more resilient cardiovascular system than men.

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With modern weight training techniques women can actually train to be more fit.  While statistics as a class indicate we will never equal men in raw strength we often will surpass men in size to ability percentages.

Call one of the certified Self Defense Schools listed below

  • Ocoee, FL Ph: 321-443-8077
  • Orlando (East) FL Ph: 407-923-5269
  • Orlando West (Metro West) FL Ph: 352-638-8143
  • Conyers Georgia Ph: 917-929-0078 
  • San Saba Texas Ph: 325-372-4800

What doesn’t change however is the basic core hormonal differences that put women at risk to aggression.  By this I mean that the testosterone driven male will always desire to overpower or dominate his female counterpart. Usually this is harmless and is either buried subconsciously or manifests romantically which most women can more than adequately handle verbally or with body language.  In a small percentage of males however the sex drive or the desire to physically dominate and control the opposite sex is overwhelming and can result in cases of sexual aggression or domestic abuse. That is why we recommend that you join a self defense school now.

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Any woman can fall victim to these sorts of predators and things like age or physical appearance are sometimes not factors the predator concerns himself with.  Being old, very young or atypical in appearance does not automatically eliminate us from the threat of a predator or stalker.

The beauty of Hapkido self defense is that it combines three fundamental principles, the water principle, the circular principle and the sum principle into a martial art that is ideal for female learners.  Since it is both a hard and a soft art it utilizes the concept of not meeting force with resistance but rather being fluid when necessary, hard whenever possible and learning to use the opponents force against himself while concentrating one’s own energy in a focused manner against specific pressure points, against weak joint angles and using leverage against the opponent. We call this energy or force Ki or Chi.

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Instead of meeting hard force with hard force which will always give the advantage to the taller, more muscular opponent, Hapkido self defense teaches its students to avoid, absorb, redirect, and trap the opponents attacks. It demonstrates the areas of the body that are vulnerable regardless of muscular strength and teaches Ki energy techniques to overcome an adversary.

Obviously this is an ideal form of self defense for us to learn (or men for that matter).

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Learn to protect yourself and loved ones

We are faced with a myriad of stresses such as the difficulties that arise with raising a family, running a household, working for a living, and simply trying to survive in today’s difficult economy.  Central to Hapkido practice is the concept of Dan Jun or energy breathing, meditation, stretching, and development of self awareness and self control.  All of these techniques have been shown to increase mental awareness by increasing oxygenation to the brain as well as the rest of the body and causing the release endorphins which decrease mental stress. Learning to focus on the physical aspects of Hapkido training and to concentrate on something other than the everyday worries caused by problems outside the dojang (school) will also help relieve stress.  Similarly the social interaction with other students in the class can in effect create a sort of group therapy.  One should never underestimate the mental benefit derived from meeting and interacting with new friends.  Often the relationship between friends as well as the bond that develops between instructor and student can be the best form of therapy for life’s worries.

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Meet new friends at Self Defense Class

Needless to say as one becomes more proficient and succeeds from belt level to belt level, the constant positive reinforcement that occurs along with the satisfaction of accomplishing a difficult task will clearly help with self confidence.  This is yet another benefit for many of us who often go for long periods of time feeling unappreciated or unrecognized.

This is especially true of the full time housewife who has little time to herself outside the house, or whose husband is so preoccupied at work that he doesn’t demonstrate as much appreciation as he should.

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Students from our Campus Safety Course

Today’s woman also faces nutritional difficulties that were unknown fifty years ago.  The increase in “junk food” when coupled with the increase in technology has created an environment where less physical activity occurs in daily life (i.e. driving instead of walking) and where faster but less healthy nutritional choices are made. TV dinners started the craze and now we have a serious nutritional problem with extreme consequences in our female population.  Obesity has become a global epidemic and more and more women are having cardiac problems than ever before.  Furthermore, improper nutrition has led to an increase in osteoporosis with the resulting decrease in flexibility, posture and overall bone strength.

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Empower Yourself With Self Defense Training

Hapkido self defense study, Dan Jun energy breathing and the exercises that accompany them will help our cardiovascular function. Hapkido includes a variety of aerobic and muscular strength exercise.  Proper stretching and stance development will help with flexibility,  posture, grace and balance plus improved muscle tone.

It should be stressed here that simple dieting or fasting without a proper exercise regime to accompany it can have detrimental effects.  It has been shown for example that constant fasting without proper supervision will actually pull proteins from the heart muscle and weaken the cardiovascular system. Too rapid weight loss can actually lead to an increase probability of cardiac arrest or thromboembolism.

Hapkido self defense classes for women provide a balance of exercise, lung and mental conditioning that are ideal to accompany a wise dietary program.

Whether you seek to improve your figure through weight control, to improve your physical condition, whether you seek self confidence or worry about self defense, or even if you merely want to “get out of the house” for recreation and companionship, Hapkido self defense class is an excellent choice.

Click on video above or HERE to find out why you should learn self defense

Call one of the certified Self Defense Schools listed below

  • Ocoee, FL Ph: 321-443-8077
  • Orlando (East) FL Ph: 407-923-5269
  • Orlando West (Metro West) FL Ph: 352-638-8143
  • Conyers Georgia Ph: 917-929-0078 
  • San Saba Texas Ph: 325-372-4800

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