Looking for a women’s self defense class?
Many women are interested in learning how to protect themselves against violent situations, but they are often not sure where to turn. Martial arts classes are a place where women can develop the mental and physical skills to defend themselves against attacks. Thankfully now, Women’s self defense in Daytona Beach area has some great options for women and men to train and learn.
Traditional self-defense tends to fall into one of two categories. The first is learning how to fight. The second is learning a list of rules that women are told to follow, most of which start with “never”: Never go out alone at night. Never drink at parties. Never wear revealing clothing. Never talk to strangers.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Women
The grappling techniques of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) can be beneficial for women to learn as they utilize leverage instead of pure strength, therefore size does not matter. Violence against women often ends up on the ground and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has a strong emphasis on ground fighting, which can help women learn how to defend themselves when pinned underneath male attackers.
What makes BJJ so effective? Simple – you practice live everyday through rolling. Rolling is like sparring, and more like a real-world situation. It lets you experience what it would be like to be in a fight, but it is much safer. Instead of being injured, you tap when you (or your opponent) is caught in a painful position. Rolling makes it easy to apply BJJ techniques for self-defense.
Sun Tzu, author of The Art of War, said: “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” The same applies to self-defense. While knowing how to fend off an attacker with your fists is valuable if it comes to that, my hope is that it never comes to that. Because no one leaves a fight unscathed.
Women’s self defense in Daytona Beach area now offers world class instruction from Professor Regis Calixto, a 4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Ralph Gracie Florida located in Port Orange has been changing the lives of its students since it opened in 2016. All ages and skill levels are welcome.