From the Better Business Bureau of Central East Texas:
The term self-defense means different things to different people. For some, it is a practical course in assertiveness training and goal setting. For others, it serves as a catalyst in helping promote self-confidence, assertiveness, coordination, and concentration in adults as well as in children. One of the more obvious reasons is to protect your personal safety from those who want to cause physical harm.
“When considering a personal safety class, it’s important to remember there are no guarantees”, said Mechele Agbayani Mills, President and CEO of BBB Serving Central East Texas. “Self-defense training from a skilled and qualified instructor, however, can increase your options as well as your preparedness.”
The latest statistics from Crime Clock indicate that a violent crime is committed every 25.3 seconds in the United States.