for Self-Defense is geared towards learning the
importance of being able to spontaneously defend
yourself with immediate action without thought; more
perceptive than reaction while utilizing your
aggressor’s force against them. You can also train for
physical conditioning or a combination of both.
similar to driving a vehicle; someone comes out from a
side street and fails to yield. You, as a driver, see
the vehicle and do one of the following: you sound your
horn, you apply your brakes to avoid an accident or
possibly swerve around the other vehicle or all three.
You anticipate and react! You do not find yourself
thinking: the other car is a large wagon, the driver
does not look like they are stopping, now I must apply
my brakes with my right foot and sound the horn with my
left hand as I continue to steer and hold the wheel with
my right hand. Sounds crazy but the illustration and
the point is made.
find yourself in a situation where you would have to
defend yourself, a friend, a family member, brother or
sister or even your wife or child – you must act and do
it swiftly and effectively.
token, it does not mean that you would have to cause
physical harm to a party or place yourself in
unnecessary danger. Sometimes through “prevention” you
can neutralize an aggressor rather than resorting to
physical harm. The goal is always to avert conflict!
Martial Arts, in my opinion (and hopefully shared by
other practitioners) should never be used to cause
physical harm, nor should it be used to bully people,
solely only for its intended purpose, “self-defense.”