Self-defense training involves everything from sensory development and the honing of reflexes to body conditioning and weapons training. There are no recipes or formulas that will work each time, but you certainly want something—a technique, a weapon, an escape—to help equalize the odds if you find yourself under attack. Some experts recommend traditional martial arts, while others suggest more reality-based training. Regardless of the style, knowledge and physical training in weapons usage, disarms and escapes can be vital to your survival.
Preparation is the name of the game. In the words of one martial arts expert, “You have to have a game plan, and the worst time to work that out is when the actual attack happens.” And when that time comes, fear can be your best ally rather than an enemy. Fear can propel you through techniques that you once thought alien, and it can open doors for actions and escapes you may have thought impossible. Training with a qualified instructor helps you unlock the fighting warrior within through conditioning of and practice with the best weapon of all: your brain.