Every day, your social media feed is filled with violent crimes against women—on streets, college campuses, and even in the home. It’s important for women to know how to protect themselves in every threatening situation. A self-defense course could help you in a number of ways:

Women's Self-Defense TroyIt builds confidence

Knowing how to protect yourself is an invaluable skill. You won’t be scared walking to your car alone at night, or locking up your office building. Once you learn self-defense skills, you will know how to defend yourself if you found yourself in a dangerous situation. You will also learn how to protect others around you—including children.

Crime can happen anytime

Crime isn’t exclusive to urban neighborhoods. It can happen anywhere at any time. It can happen in the laundromat, at the grocery store, walking down the street, or even in your own home. It’s better to be prepared in case something does happen.

It hones your reflexes

Self-defense courses take your basic human instinct to fight back, and show you how to use them to your best ability. You’ll know exactly how to hit your attacker on the first try. You’ll know exactly where to hit your attacker based on the type of attack. And you’ll know exactly how and when it’s time to run away.

Womens Self-Defense YMCAIts great exercise

The repetitive movements learned in self-defense courses not only build muscle memory to help with your reflexes, but they also strengthen your core muscles. In each class you will do activities that help you build strength in the necessary parts of your body.

It increases awareness

You’ll know exactly what to look out for when you’re in a potentially dangerous situation. You’ll learn warning signs and how to interpret them. This also helps your confidence when you’re alone.

Sign up for our next self-defense course at our Troy branch. The class begins on Wednesday, December 14th and is taught by John Savaria, an instructor at Storm Crow Dojo. Sign up now!