Martial Arts and Self-Defense
If you’ve ever seen a martial arts movie – whether it’s traditional Kung Fu or a modern take like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – you know that martial artists are great fighters. It’s an efficient way to take down an opponent.
In fact, many men and women take our classes because they want to feel they can defend themselves. Sometimes, the smallest students are the ones who thrive because studying martial arts makes them feel strong and powerful.
That’s the appeal of martial arts as a self-defense method. You don’t have to be bigger than your opponent to come out on top. What you must be is focused and skilled – and we can teach you those things if you want to learn them.
The other thing you should know from a self-defense standpoint is that studying martial arts helps you carry yourself with confidence and strength. That means you’re less likely to appeal to a potential attacker because they’ll be able to tell you can handle yourself.
Our skilled instructors can teach you how to leverage your body weight to throw an attacker. You won’t be seeking a fight – but if you find yourself in a dangerous situation, you’ll have a much better chance of defending yourself if you’re skilled in the martial arts.
Thanks for reading!
Co-Owner and Master Instructor
Sturgis Academy of Martial Arts