But What If Martial Arts Isn’t For Me?
The martial arts we practice — Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Muay Thai Kickboxing and Boxing — are great for self defense, and our female students who train have a tremendous advantage in any self defense situation because they understand important principles of leverage and body mechanics that allow them to defend themselves against much bigger attackers.
So my husband and I starting thinking…. many women would like to learn self defense but aren’t likely to come in and try out a martial arts class. They might think it would be too hard, or they are too out of shape, or too intimidating.
I know, because I felt that way about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at first — I was afraid to try it. Now I do it every day… and I know that anyone can do it … but sometimes taking that first step is hard.
So We Decided To Create A Female-Friendly, Fun Class For Women To Work On Self Defense Techniques – Specifically Selected For Their Effectiveness Against Bigger, Stronger Opponents
It makes sense that women who practice self defense skills regularly are much less likely to be victimized, but I went looking online for statistics to back up my hunch about the topic. Here’s one study I found:
College women who took a semester-long self defense training course were significantly less likely to experience unwanted sexual contact than those who did not, according to a study done in 2013 at the University of Oregon. It helped reinforce things as simple as speaking up if a man at a bar approached them in an unwanted way, and physical self defense skills that work for women’s bodies: concepts like using lower body vs. upper body strength.
You can see the results from the study in the attached chart. The women who did a 32 hour self defense class are measured in blue and those who did not are red.
So What Will You Learn In Our Class?
Here are some of the topics we will cover:
1) How to use the strongest part of your body — your legs — to effectively defend yourself
2) How to choke a person who is much bigger than you unconscious
3) How to never be held down
4) How to always be able to get up and get away
5) How to defend against someone grabbing around your neck
And much, much more!
Plus, you’ll meet a great group of women and coaches who have dedicated their lives to teaching students martial arts and self defense.
We look forward to meeting you!
p.s. Here are some other alarming from RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) statistics about attacks on women:
– Every year there are 321,500 victims of rape and sexual assault age 12 or older in the US (one every 98 seconds)
– Young people are most at risk, with 54 percent of those assaults on people age 18 to 34
– 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8 percent actually raped, 2.8 percent attempted rape)
Sources: www.rainn.org and University of Oregon
Coach Katy Torralbas
Your Next Step
Call me (Coach Katy) directly at: 239-628-3529 to talk about your self defense goals, and to schedule a free introductory class – today!