Learning to defend yourself has so many great benefits but where can you go to get training for free?

Well Crossroads, thanks to Mid-Coast Family Services you have the opportunity to take a totally free self-defense class on Friday, April 14th from 7 to 8 pm at the Patty Dodson Health Department located at 2805 North Navarro.


What are the benefits of self-defense classes besides being able to defend yourself? 

There are so many incredibly good reasons to take a self-defense class, especially when it's free! Just like the website which lists ten great reasons to take a self-defense class, the benefits are hard to narrow down!

We've picked three of our top reasons to take a self-defense class! 

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Number Three: Taking a self-defense class can ease your mind.

All you have to do is turn on the news to become understandably anxious about the world around us. Violence seems to be at an all-time high and reports of bullying abound in classrooms all across America. Taking a self-defense class builds self-confidence which can ease your mind before you even face the challenge of needing to defend yourself.

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Number Two: Taking a self-defense class makes you more aware of your surroundings.

I will never forget my daughter's first day of self-defense. Her instructor introduced himself and said, "Before we get started, close your eyes and tell me where all the exits are in this building." 

She could only offer the entrance door. There were in fact two different exits, not including the front door. Her instructor then offered, " Never walk into an unfamiliar room and NOT know where the exits are." It was a simple instruction but it had a profound effect on both of us! Now we always know our exits!

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Number One: The number one reason to take a free self-defense class this Friday is that it builds self-confidence! 

Imagine how good you will feel afterward knowing if you were in a situation where you needed to defend yourself, you took the time to develop the skills you need to help yourself if you need it. You took active steps in educating yourself, and that builds self-confidence.

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Friday's class will be taught by a 7th-degree blackbelt! 

If you'd like more information, call 361.220.8982




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