In a society where bullying is a widespread problem in schools. It is important to ensure that our children can defend themselves if the need arises. Self-defense is not only the answer to the charge of violent crime. However, it is also a counter-measure that involves defending the health and well-being of one-self from harm.
In order to be able to provide more practical self-defense many modern schools now use a combination of martial art styles and techniques, altering self-defense to suit individual participants. Some martial arts will train you, how to escape from a knife or gun situation or how to break away from a punch and most importantly how to avoid a fight. A variety of weapons can be used for self-defense however, that is not always the best way to go as legal restrictions may occur.
Being able to protect one’s self from physical harm is a basic human right that should be made accessible to everyone. Self-defense not only allows children and adults to tangibly defend themselves against physical attacks but it also sparks various benefits to an individual in their everyday lives. How? Well, important values and principles can be learned such as hard work, dedication, perseverance as well as the importance of maintaining personal relationships. The importance of self-defense in a child’s growth cannot be overstated. Karate can empower children with this knowledge and the responsibility that comes with it.