Self-Defense is an important topic in today’s world. When we watch the news, there are crimes happening in our neighborhoods on a daily basis. It is important to have awareness about the topic and understand the basics of self-defense so that we can prepare ourselves as much as possible.
At Jung SuWon Martial Arts Academy, we teach our students about being prepared in the different elements of our body: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It is important to train and discipline these elements regularly especially when it pertains to self-defense. When we are put in a position to defend ourselves, we need to be able to think and act swiftly and not freeze.
Recently, we had a self-defense class at Lake Elizabeth. We had both parents and students attend and participate in the class. The idea of the class was to bring awareness to the topic of self-defense. We talked about the need to be prepared as much as possible and be aware of our surroundings wherever we go. We can’t get caught up in our busy mind of the stress or to-do list in our lives and then get caught off guard. Instead, we need to be aware and mentally present wherever you go. There is the physical aspect of being able to defend yourself, however, there is also the aspect to be aware of your surroundings and try to avoid putting yourself in disadvantageous situations as much as possible. Also, it is important to project yourself with a certain demeanor and try to avoid making yourselves a target.
Self-defense is not all about the physical aspect, but also the emotional, mental and spiritual aspect. Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches us about building on all of these different elements during training. We are put in positions to face our fears and recognize our weaknesses and we practice overcoming them through training.
We never can be too prepared for a situation, so it is important to practice and be alert.
You can gain many insights and lessons through private classes offered at Jung SuWon!
Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy provides many different programs! Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim and Master Instructors offer private classes in both California and Oregon. These classes are very popular in the surrounding cities like Medford, Oregon; Applegate, Oregon; Jacksonville, Oregon; Central Point, Oregon; Grants Pass, Oregon, and Fremont, California; Milpitas, California; San Jose, California; Cupertino, Silicon Valley California; and more!