Its dangerous out there and especially for you…
The enemy may be next door and you don’t even know it but you have to have the guts too look. What can you really do once you see or become a victim of violence? Do you get scared or worse, receive a bashing? Do you hide in your house?
Do you know that given a situation to protect yourself or your loved one’s you can stop a crime, terrorism or violent act…can you step up – or maybe you’ll cower and just be the victim.
The danger today is maybe not too obvious to you but you better hone your senses or you’ll get hit without even seeing it coming.
Have you ever seen a raw attack or someone getting ‘owned’? Just search google for “martial street fights” – “martial owned” Watch those movies and cringe!!!
Kung Fu, Boxing, dancing, ballet, incompetence? What will you offer to your attacker?
I can judge because I am probably half the strength and endurance form 10 years ago, how about you?
Can you throw a punch or even stand steady on one leg? can you do a round-house or even deliver a kick to the knee? Ever heard of a combination?
MARTIAL ARTS KNOWLEDGE
A martial art is defined as – 1 : of, relating to, or suited for war or a warrior 2 : relating to an army or to military life 3 : experienced in or inclined to war : WARLIKE
A martial art is also defined as: various forms of self-defence, usually weaponless, based on techniques developed in ancient China, India, and Tibet.
If you have never studied a martial art, especially in my era, your awareness of them most likely started with Bruce Lee movies and included the stylised theatrics of The Matrix. If thats the case, you may not realise, from what you have gleaned onscreen, that there are an estimated 200 unique kinds of martial arts, and within these, thousands of different styles. Karate, judo, kung fu, BJJ, and tae kwon do are among the most popular and well-known of the martial arts in the U.S., but there are numerous others.
Despite the array of martial arts and styles, most of them share common techniques, and so they can be organized into broad categories that facilitate understanding. The primary way of classifying martial arts is by the basic physical technique they use: striking or grappling.
The different styles can even be related to shapes or geometry – squares, triangles and circles.
MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING TO LIVE
Training is hard… I mean really hard. The hardest is to get started and its down-hill easy from there. What you need is a martial arts training – something new and exciting to get you off your fat ass.
Whats important now is to do something, start with brief excercise, get into stretching, shadow box, then step up and train hard.
Go to the internet and look up kung fu or karate. Then give them a call, go check them out, and take your kid. The cheapest way is to take classes at your local park district or YMCA.
CONCLUSION IS ACTION
Life is scary, but maybe your lack of skill, self confidence and personal competence is making you petrified.
Be pro-active and search for training in your area in an art that might interest you. Or at least pick up some training DVDs os head to YouTube for unlimited free tips and tutorials. Then choose and participate in self defence training, either alone or at a school.
If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, are afraid to go down a dark street, scared of a potential confrontation then train now.