Imagine you're walking through the parking lot to your car. It's late—9:32pm—and the underground lights are flickering. Shadows hang like menacing curtains along the concrete walls. You’re pushing a full trolley of groceries while trying to slip your hand into the bag on
your shoulder, digging around for the car keys. Just as your fingers finally touch them, arms clamp around your waist and wrench you away from your trolley.
Do you know what to do?
According to studies by the Australian Bureau of Statistics
Almost one in 10 women (9.4%) have experienced violence by a stranger since the age of 15.
Young women (18–24 years) experience significantly higher rates of physical and sexual violence than women in older age groups.
But it is also reported that those who resisted physically and verbally against their attackers significantly reduced the probability of serious injury.
In the alarming chance that you find yourself confronted with someone who might cause you harm, knowing how to defend yourself will give you the potential upper-hand and may buy you enough time to get away to safety. A US study also found that women trained in self defense find themselves more confident in their ability to confront unwanted attention.
Self defense opens up this source of freedom for women in an imperfect world. Building confidence in physical resistance skills allows women to feel more capable and more at peace when in potentially dangerous areas as they know the proper techniques to help fend off an attacker.
Keeping yourself safe is a priority, and every women deserves to know the proper skills to defend herself if or when danger attacks. If you are interested in learning skills to protect yourself against assault, why don’t you come and have a trial of the Korean Self Defence classes taught at Zone Martial Arts. You learn practical self defence techniques that empower you to be confident and safe in your own space.