Dealing with at bully? Want to feel safe and able to protect yourself?
Whether your goal is to gain confidence in your ability to defend yourself, or to train with like-minded athletes to improve your physical stamina, NSMA has the instructors and facilities to work with you. The best way — in fact the only way — to prepare yourself to fight off an attacker is to take a self-defense class.
Come by our school today to meet our professional, friendly staff, try a class, and see what NSMA can do for you.
Tips from the National Crime Prevention Council:
* Understand your surroundings. Walk or hang out in areas that are open, well lit, and well traveled. Become familiar with the buildings, parking lots, parks, and other places you walk. Pay particular attention to places where someone could hide — such as stairways and bushes.
* Avoid shortcuts that take you through isolated areas.
* If you’re going out at night, travel in a group.
* Make sure your friends and parents know your daily schedule (classes, sports practice, club meetings, etc.). If you go on a date or with friends for an after-game snack, let someone know where you’re going and when you expect to return.
* Check out hangouts. Do they look safe? Are you comfortable being there? Ask yourself if the people around you seem to share your views on fun activities — if you think they’re being reckless, move on.
* Be sure your body language shows a sense of confidence. Look like you know where you’re going and act alert.
* When riding on public transportation, sit near the driver and stay awake. Attackers are looking for vulnerable targets.
* Carry a cell phone if possible. Make sure it’s programmed with your parents’ phone number.
* Be willing to report crimes in your neighborhood and school to the police.