Self-defence was one of the most important skills which I’ve learned over the years. Everyone should know how to defend themselves. One of the main skills you should teach your children is how to defend themselves.
I used to get bullied in school for years. After a friend introduced me to a local boxing club I jumped on the opportunity. In the beginning, I used boxing as escapism but soon found that there were many other benefits of boxing.
The physical benefits
If it wasn’t for my initial boxing lessons, I’d be a couch potato. Going boxing has opened so many doors for me. From looking good to feeling great. I’ve also learnt many healing techniques, from injuries which I’ve picked up over the years,
Teaching your children self-defence also helps them develop endurance, strength, and stamina.
How to deal with Confrontations
You won’t always be there for your child. Instead of trying to protect your child, it’s easier to teach them to protect themselves. Hopefully, they won’t ever be in a situation where they need to protect themselves. Buts it’s better to have the knowledge and not use it than to need it and not know it.
Dealing with confrontation can be difficult for a child. But by teaching your children self-defence they can stay cool-headed while standing their ground. Self-defence also teaches children to deal with confrontations in the correct way and how to de-escalate the situation. And finally, they will be able to protect themselves in fights which can’t be avoided. Knowing what to do in a certain situation can be a life-saving skill.
Increases their self-discipline
As well as the physical benefits of training, another area of my life in which I saw improvements was my self-discipline. As boxing isn’t just about physical movements but also about how to get yourself out of bad situations. This helped me time and time again to make the right decisions.
By building these habits early in your child’s life they will hopefully continue to make the right decisions in life.
A confidence booster
As a child, being bullied was one of the biggest killers of my confidence. That all changed once I knew how to defend myself. I didn’t necessarily have to defend myself. But knowing I could defend myself if needed was enough of a confidence booster and allowed me to stand tall.
The more I practised and the better my skills became until they become second nature. This boosted my confidence which trickled to all aspects of my life.