Don’t Wait for Tragedy: Self-defence training insures mental wellbeing

by | Oct 9, 2023 | Health, Self-defence | 0 comments

In a world that often feels increasingly unsafe, especially for teenagers and young adults, we all need to take our personal safety into our own hands. A recent BBC article surveyed 2,000 teenagers aged 13-18 and found that a startling 27% of girls have experienced sexual harassment in some form, while 44% stated they do not feel safe walking alone on the streets. While these statistics are grim, they are a wake-up call for taking action—action that should begin with learning basic self-defence skills.

The Illusion of Safety: “It Won’t Happen to Me”

One of the most significant roadblocks to learning self-defence is the illusion of invulnerability. We often think, “It won’t happen to me,” or “I live in a safe area.” Yet, according to a report by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), over 1.1 million people in the UK faced some form of sexual assault last year. It’s easy to relegate these numbers to headlines and distant stories, but the reality is, danger does not discriminate.

The “House Insurance” Mindset

The majority of us have house insurance, not because we expect to be burgled, but because it’s a sensible precaution. Ironically, while we insure material possessions, many fail to invest in safeguarding their most precious asset—their lives.
The absence of past incidents should not be the measure of future risk. Just as you wouldn’t say, “I don’t need house insurance; I’ve never been burgled,” you shouldn’t say, “I don’t need self-defence; I’ve never been attacked.”
Self defence insures your most valuable asset
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The cost of inaction: More than just physical harm

Being unprepared is a gamble you don’t want to lose. Victims of violence often carry not only the physical scars but also long-term emotional trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. The ripple effect of an attack can be as devastating emotionally as it is physically. According to reports, as many as 30% suffer PTSD after experiencing crime.

Low Commitment, High Reward: Enter Bushido Bitesize
At Mu-shin Self-defence, we understand that committing time to learn extensive martial arts or combat training isn’t feasible for everyone. That’s why we developed ‘Bushido Bitesize,’ a low-commitment, highly effective self-defence training program designed to teach you essential skills in short, manageable bursts. Our program focuses on real-world applications, from enhancing situational awareness to mastering simple but effective response techniques that can help you counter an attack swiftly.
Bushido Bitesize is founded on the principles of micro-learning and employs both physical and visualization techniques to ensure that these life-saving skills are not only learned but embedded in your muscle memory. With our program, you’ll be better equipped to face the unexpected dangers of the world confidently.
Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late
Your safety should never be a matter of luck or timing; it should be a matter of preparation. Don’t wait for statistics to include someone you love—or yourself. Arm yourself with the knowledge and skills to protect yourself in an increasingly uncertain world.
Ready to take action? Begin your journey towards a safer life with Bushido Bitesize by Mu-shin Self-defence today.


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