The self defence techniques of Taekwondo include dozens of arm locks, releases, grabs and throws and can be compared to Japanese Aikido and Korean Hapkido. These tecniques that are particularly advantageous for women who are often smaller than their assailant. Strength and power are not as important as correct technique and thus one can defend oneself even against a larger opponent.
Self Defence When will the worst happen ?
The students of Taekwondo know that the best self defence technique is to avoid a bad situation. However, sometimes trouble comes looking for you. You show always assess the threat level and respond accordingly. If somebody wants your money and they have a weapon, you should ask yourself, what is more important, your phone, your money or your life. Self Defence is a last resort when you are in real danger.
When you have no choice but to defend yourself, techniques learned and practiced in Taekwondo can make all the difference. This is the real life grading system. Your attacker doesn't care who or what you are. When you have to take action, you might not get a second chance.
Although Taekwondo's foundations lie in a combination of blocks, strikes and kicking techniques, the art also has a wide range of more subtle locks and holds. These techniques are slightly more difficult to learn but once mastered they will provide you with a fully integrated and complete set of techniques that are effective at all distance for all situations for you own peace of mind.