You may remember a story that made national headlines in March. A Seattle woman, Kelly Herron, went into a park bathroom only to discover she was not alone. When a man jumped out at her and began to assault her, Kelly fought back. With training learned in self-defense class she was able to fend off her attacker. He was detained that day. This is the best possible outcome of an attempted sexual assault. It occurred because of training.
There are many kinds of self-defense programs. Most include some basic forms of Martial Arts. Among the Martial Arts styles that could be incorporated are Tae Kwon Do, Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Muay-Thai, Judo or Karate. These systems are all combat styles based in Asian tradition.
When you mix these practices, what you get is MMA. MMA is the most effective form of self-defense training. Training in a single art is good, but doesn’t give you all the skills you need to combat an attacker in today’s world. Each style was created to abide by certain rules of engagement in combat. But those rules go out the window when you’ve just been jumped by an attacker.
When you train at BBMA, we teach defense not choreography. How do you keep an attacker at arm’s length? What do you do if he grapples you to the ground? How do you respond to an attacker? That’s what you need to know if you ever ﬁnd yourself in the same situation as Kelly. The best way to protect yourself is with MMA training. Period.
Come by today for a free class and see what skills you’re missing.