There are more than 7,000 robberies, murders, assaults, rapes, and other violent crimes each year in Utah. And, those are only the crimes that are reported. One of the biggest benefits of taking martial arts classes is learning to defend yourself. Not only do you learn to fight back if you are ever attacked, but you also know how to identify high-risk situations and how to avoid them. Fortunately, MP USA offers a variety of martial arts self defense classes in Northern Utah. Below we will answer some common questions about self-defense programs.
Do I Need to Have a Strong Athletic Background to Learn Self-Defense?
Not at all. Whether you can punch incredibly hard or you have spent most of your life in front of a television, you can learn to become safer. We strongly believe that improving the safety of you and your loved ones should not rely on your past martial arts, fitness, or athletic history. Of course, if you are already in great shape, then there is more power to you. Our instructors are skilled at taking people of all abilities and giving them the skills to defend themselves against would-be attackers.
What if I Just Want to Prevent Violence?
Research shows that people who learn self-defense are less likely to be assaulted. For instance, a 2014 study at the University of Oregon found that women enrolled in a self-defense class were two and a half times less likely in the following year to be assaulted than similar women who did not take a class. During the follow-up period, three percent of women without training were sexually assaulted, whereas none of the trained women were.
Once you know how to defend yourself, you tend to walk with confidence that will scare away potential perpetrators. Plus, when you defend yourself against an attacker once, they are unlikely to ever attack you again because they know that you have the training to defend yourself. You can also use your skills to defend others.
What Programs Are Available?
The main classes we offer for adults and children both have strong self-defense aspects to them. The Athletic Adventure Program, which is geared toward adults aged 15 and older, is our flagship program designed for individuals who want to learn an undiluted, secret, pure martial art. If you are willing to work hard to shatter your limitations, the Athletic Adventure Program will get you in the best shape of your life. This is for serious students and offers maximum self-defense benefits.
The Youth Martial Arts program is for youngsters aged 6 to 14. In addition to teaching basic self-defense, we also instill values in your son or daughter. With great power comes great responsibility. It is crucial that your child knows that their self-defense skills must only be used for defense. We make this clear as they develop physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Do You Have Classes that Are Specifically Designed for Women?
Throughout the year, we host several Women’s Ultimate Personal Protection and Street Survival (WUPPASS) seminars. We have helped more than 800 individuals and organizations since we started offering these classes back in 2003. Our Women’s Empowerment Workshops are our most requested program. Instead of just dictating what you should do in certain situations, we teach you a full complement of principles that will help you in any situation.
You can learn to permanently disable an attacker, feel more confident and safer wherever you go, and escape an assault no matter your athletic ability, age, gender, or size. Contact MP USA today to learn more about martial arts self defense classes in Northern Utah.