Self defense is always a great skill to have. You never know when you're going to need it. When you're equipped with the skills to defend yourself, you can potentially save your life and someone else's.

See, self defense is more than just throwing some punches. It's an understanding of how to control those things, knowing how to strike and defend yourself in the event of an unwanted attack. You can subdue an attacker with something as simple as a sweeping kick and hold.

If you're looking for somewhere to learn these skills, here's a couple places you should check out.

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GROUND 'N POUND AT TRAIN 4 LIFE FITNESS AND NUTRITION

If you're an early riser and like to get a start on the day, this is the class for you. Running only 30 minutes long from 5-5:30am, Ground 'N Pound will teach you things such as basic strikes and ground defense movements. Not only are you going to learn the skills you need to survive an attack, but you're going to get one heck of a cardio workout in just 30 minutes. Gotta love a 2 for 1 right? More details can be found here.

AMARILLO MARTIAL ARTS

Whether you're looking to learn the discipline and focus of martial arts, or simply learn how to protect yourself, Amarillo Martial Arts can give you the skills you need. With a perfect 5 star rating on Yelp!, you're sure to learn all the moves you need while understanding how to use them and not abuse them. Check them out here.

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