Are you thinking about coming along to one of our classes but are not entirely sure yet what you’ll get out of it?
Check out our nine reasons why it’d be a great idea to come to one of our classes!
You’ll be welcomed with open arms here and won’t ever look back!
- Have Fun!
Our classes are relaxed, gentle and inclusive. More than this though, we think you’ll enjoy it and have fun. Even though self-protection and assertiveness training are important, real-life skills you need, we believe that classes need to be fun in order to keep you engaged and coming back for more.
- Be Active
Self-defence training gives you the opportunity to move your body and be active. The benefits of exercise on health are many and can leave you feeling in a good mood long after you’ve left the class.
- Meet People
When you come to our classes, you are joining a community of like-minded people where your differences will be accepted and celebrated. With the chance to meet new people come the possibilities of developing strong friendships and social opportunities.
- Learn a New Skill
The type of skills we teach in our classes are there to help you look after yourself – protect yourself when you need to and stand up for yourself. These are important skills to learn and unfortunately don’t get taught in school. We hope you will recognise the need to have these skills and make it a priority in your life.
- Have Something to Look Forward To
Sometimes, life just feels like a struggle. Who knows, our classes could end up being the highlight of your week!
- Time to Yourself
Many of us lead busy lives – constantly focused on other people and helping them – while leaving little time for ourselves. Time to ourselves is important for keeping us health and happy. Spending time in one of our classes is the perfect way to look after yourself while learning skills that will benefit you.
- Something to Tell Your Friends
If you enjoy our classes, you’ll have plenty to talk about with your friends. You can tell them what our classes are like, and who knows? Maybe they’ll want to join too for even more fun!
- Challenge Yourself
We get it. Doing something new that you’ve never done before is not always a walk in the park. It can be scary, and challenging. Knowing this, we try to make it as easy as possible by making the classes welcoming and relaxed. Sometimes, though it can be hard to even make it through the door as fear paralyses us. We get it. Challenge yourself to make that first step to joining one of our classes – let us know if there is anything we can do to make your class more comfortable.
- Be Proud of Yourself
Once you’ve done a class, be proud of yourself. You’ve done something that some people only dream about doing. You’ve challenged yourself, learnt a new skill, met new people, exercised and had a blast while doing it! Give yourself a pat on the back and congratulate yourself for all that you’ve achieved.
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Samantha Bane works as a Mental Health Support Worker based on Sydney’s North Shore. In her free time, she blogs for I Matter Foundation and develops her public speaking skills at Toastmasters. For more information, please see https://www.linkedin.com/in/samanthabane/