Top 10 Reasons To Get Off The Couch And Take A Self-Defense Class


In the age of Netflix it can be difficult to find the motivation to leave your house. Especially when you have just gotten off work and all you want to do is relax and binge watch Grey’s Anatomy.  We get it.  But here are 10 things self defense offers more appealing than your remote control.

  1. Confidence is Invaluable – Self defense classes build confidence.  That’s a fact!  There are so many people going through the world without confidence.  Don’t be one of them!  At BBMA, we will offer structured workouts that will make you good about yourself as you learn.  Confidence is a skill you will use in all aspects of your life.
  2. Improve Your Mood – In addition to confidence you’re life will be positively impacted in other ways too.  It improves your mood and makes you a happier, better person!  You have nothing to lose, but a lot to gain when you start a self defense program.
  3. Makes You More Precise – Hands down, self defense classes are the best way to improve balance and coordination. This gives you precision.  Whether in class or creating a spreadsheet at work. precision is a skill that will make you go further and do better.
  4. Get Street Smart – Self defense classes help you be more aware of your surroundings.  They also help you improve your reaction times. You’ll be ready to rumble at a moment’s notice.  These skills can save your life in a number of situations.  There’s never been a better time to get street smart.
  5. Two Words: Physical Conditioning – Physical conditioning is important because it prepares you for the adrenaline surge you feel when someone comes at you.  Untrained people can respond poorly to that adrenaline dump.  How could you possibly know how you are going to feel if someone attacks you?  Well, self defense training answers that question.  It prepares your mind and body for the conditions of attack.
  6. Get the Fighter’s Reflex – A “Fighter’s Reflex” is the set of reflexes that allows you to move quick and decisively in a fight.  It’s hard for untrained people to understand how they are going to react in a high stress situation. Sometimes our reflexes get sloppy.  But with practice you will develop a set of reflexes that is responsive and precise in a fight.
  7. You’ll Have Loads of Self Respect – Many martial arts practices have respect at their core.  You develop trust with your martial arts partner.  This trust leads to an elevated respect for yourself and others.
  8. You Learn Goal Setting – Among the things you get out of self defense is a renewed sense of interest in goals. Sometimes it’s just to be an expert at a certain move or position. Many people come in with the goal of being able to succeed in a life or death situation. It’s this drive and passion that keeps our students coming back for more. And you’ll feel great when you reach your goals!
  9. Self Discipline is a Key Component – Learning self discipline is a key component in any self defense program.  It gives you grit and keeps you practicing.  Not only is that a necessary skill for success in martial arts, but also in life.
  10. Connect with Your Warrior Spirit – These classes are intended to learn survival in high-stress situations.  Practicing self-defense helps you to become fierce.  You will connect with the warrior in you.


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Father of eight, Dr. Scott Sullivan is the chief instructor at Bam Bam Martial Arts in Houston, TX. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas and is a seasoned martial arts instructor with over 30 years of experience. A firm believer that martial arts really does help people become more fit, safe, and happy, he remains vigilant about helping people improve their lives through martial arts.