We wholeheartedly believe that everyone has the right to feel safe and to be safe. We also believe that Martial Arts and Self Defence training can play a key role in this.
The argument that says there is no point learning self defence because you should never have to use it is to us ridiculous. Whilst everybody should have the right to go where they wish, when they wish and with whom, unfortunately that’s just not the world we live in. Nobody should ever have to worry about the risk of being attacked physically but it can and does happen.
Learning martial arts isn’t about arming yourself with a false-belief of invincibility and it’s not offered as an assurance that you won’t be the victim of physical violence. What it can do, however, is offer a fighting chance of offering robust physical defences in fight or flight situations. More to the point the training it self builds resilience, self discipline, fitness and situational awareness. These are transferable skills that can improve a person’s standard of living.
The Difference We’re Making
As a Foundation we work tirelessly to change perceptions on martial arts and to make it easier, safer and more affordable than ever to give it a try for the first time.
We have BMABA registered instructors and clubs delivering sessions 365 days a year at thousands of venues across the United Kingdom. If you haven’t already tried martial arts or if you would like to learn more about Self Defence and the difference it can make we would urge you to try a licensed, properly vetted BMABA club.
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