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How often have you considered taking self-defense classes? Perhaps you watched a few Jackie Chan movies and felt inspired to take up some lessons. Or maybe you had a scary encounter or close call with a violent individual. Whatever the reasoning may be, you can rest assured knowing that anytime is a good time to get into self-defense. If you’re reading this blog post when it goes up on Aikido of El Paso’s website, then perhaps you’re currently planning a summer vacation with your family. If so, then right now is perfect for you to take up self-defense classes at our academy. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of self-defense!


Preparing For the Worst


The thought of an event taking place in which you’ll have to defend yourself, your family, or a loved one may not be one you want to have. Even if you lead a safe life, you never know who may be at the other end of a dark alleyway or in an empty parking structure. As much as we’d like to avoid thinking about facing dangerous situations, it’s in your best interest to have some knowledge on what to do during particularly hairy situations. You’d like to remain safe while protecting your loved ones from harm. Doing so will require accuracy, stability, and knowledge. Instead of using brute force against an attacker, you can learn the ways of aikido in order to defend yourself without using any of your own energy. Instead, you’ll be able to use the attacker’s own momentum to push them off balance. This may give you enough time to run away and contact the police. When you prepare for the worst, you’re able to go about your life with the knowledge that you can take care of yourself if the situation requires it.


Knowledge of Self-Defense is Crucial When Traveling


Let’s return to the example of a summer trip. Perhaps at home, you feel safe and know your neighborhood like the back of your hand. But what if you go to an unfamiliar city? Or what if you travel overseas to a place where no one speaks your language? In these situations, knowledge of self-defense becomes more crucial than ever before. Unsavory folk often target tourists in popular cities, tracking and following them for hours until the perfect time to strike arises. Now, put yourself in this scenario. If a strange man tries to steal your backpack or purse, you want to be able to protect yourself and your belongings while incapacitating your attacker and you want to do so as quickly as possible. Aikido training can help center your mind and body so you’ll be able to react in a moment’s notice. 


Self-Defense Classes for Men, Women, and Children


If you’re in the El Paso area and you’d like to learn self-defense, then you’ve come to the right place! Aikido is an excellent form of self-defense. As a martial art, aikido is able to provide physical, mental, and spiritual training to every practitioner. Contact Aikido of El Paso today to learn more about what we have to offer!