Ladies Karate/Self Defence In Midsomer Norton
Sometimes ladies are concerned that they might be coming into a testosterone filled environment, with aggressive guys knocking lumps out of each other. You will be training alongside men, but we’re not like that at all, just check the testimonials from some of the ladies who’ve trained with us in Midsomer Norton. Holistic Karate is a very positive environment where we all support and encourage each other.
Our classes are aimed at empowering all our students, especially women. Alongside the fighting skills we teach you assertive behaviour and strategies to avoid and de-escalate a situation without having to fight!
Should these strategies not work (nothing is ever guaranteed), you learn how to line up a would-be attacker for a strike to a vital point before the attacker realises what has happened. And should you have to strike, you’ll learn good body mechanics and structures so that you don’t have to rely on strength and physical prowess.
Most ladies taking up martial arts are interested in self-protection. However, they often end up being taught sport fighting instead. Our classes do not focus on training for a, “fair fight”! There is nothing fair about a woman being confronted be a larger & stronger man.
Also, many martial arts put a lot of emphasis high-kicking. This is great for developing your flexibility, fitness, sport and is fun to do. However, if you’re looking for real self protection it can leave you very vulnerable.
- Firstly, a man will likely be pulling you in close (assuming it’s sexual assault/rape), so high kicks simply won’t work at such close range.
- Secondly, a head height kick for a lady, might just be shoulder height to the man in front of her.
- Thirdly, if he grabs that leg, (and sorry to be blunt) the lady is on her back in a second with him on top of her.
So if you’re training for fitness, sport or just physical development; then great, we have no criticism of that. Just be aware of the limitations in real situations.