Mixed martial arts (MMA) has gained popularity over the past few years. The popularity of this sport has increased the number of men and women participating in mixed martial arts classes. These types of martial arts classes can appear more male-centric; however, knowing how to defend yourself is something a woman would be wise to prioritize. Rather than learning a specific, high combat fight style-try self-defense.
If you have some reservations about joining a self-defense program, check out this article from Livestrong that covers the benefits of learning self-defense. A snapshot of the benefits include:
- self confidence
- social interaction.
Learning to defend yourself also creates an awareness of danger and can enhance your ability to “sense danger” (Benefits of Self Defense). Self-defense programs are often offered for different age groups, and some specialized groups are available for women.
Keep your eye out for special offers at Xcel Performance as we kick off our self-defense programs for the fall.