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Non-Traditional Self Defense

     As a defense training instructor I have been involved in unarmed self defense training in some way for about 35 years now. I have studied various styles of martial arts and other fighting styles over the years and have gained knowledge and a respect for each style. I have learned over the years of study of these various styles that each one of them has a hand full of moves the student will tend to lean toward when defending themselves against the other opponent. You rarely see the student or the trainer using more than a handful of moves to ward off an attacker whether in simulation or in real life.

We must keep in mind that when we are thinking of self defense we’re not talking about a mutual combat that is a test of skill between two individuals that have been training to fight each other in their chosen style of combat. We are talking about doing what is necessary to get an up close and personal attacker off of us as fast as we can and then get to safety. We’re not in the situation by choice and should not remain in the situation any longer than needs be. We’re not there to prove anything to anybody, we’re there by chance and need to remove ourselves as quickly as possible.

Does 9Round Anderson 4118A Clemson Blvd fit this bill? I have been going here for over a year and you will learn a handful of techniques that will help you surprise and stun your attacker long enough to escape to safety. The techniques learned in the 9Round setting can be effective against an attacker if utilized quick, fast, and in a hurry. It’s what we would call the “seal blitz.” You surprise them with a fast effective strike(s) with an extremely violent force that will stun them long enough to run away to safety. The one thing I have learned is that you need to be in fair physical cardio shape to hit hard, fast, and multiple times, more than likely, to get the attacker off of you and then run. Your adrenaline will only help you for so long in an attack situation.

Another point to consider is that not all 9Round gyms are the same. They all have the HIIT Cardio circuit training that lets you hit the bags. This is helpful for someone that already knows how to hit the bags properly but not all of the trainers have kickboxing experience. At 9Round Anderson 4118A Clemson Blvd, the head trainer has martial arts as well as kickboxing experience and utilizes the Muay Thai pads to help simulate the attack against an opponent. This is a great way to learn and understand how fast these situations will happen, how hard they need to happen, and it builds muscle memory so you won’t have to think about it, you’ll just react. The best part about it is you never get hit. You also don’t need any experience and will be taught proper form and will build up your fitness level no matter where you are now.

At 9Round Anderson 4118A Clemson Blvd there are no class times and each session lasts only 30 minutes. The 30 minutes will be the best, most intense 30 minutes and you’ll love every minute of it. No matter what your physical fitness level, it will push you to your next level each time you go. If you are out of shape, have bad knees, or any other physical limitation it will push you to your own personal limit or if you’re a super fit tri-athlete it will push you to your next level as well. No matter where you are, it will push you and keep pushing you to get to that next level. There is no down time, no class time, and only a handful of kickboxing techniques to learn. Keep in mind, they do not advertise nor do they claim to teach self defense, they teach you the kickboxing techniques and put you through the circuit training. However, kickboxing techniques are well more than adequate to take an attacker down when needed.

I would highly recommend 9Round Anderson 4118A Clemson Blvd as a your primary form of exercise not only to get you fit but also as a non-traditional form of self defense practice. You will get fit, learn new moves, and have fun doing it. If you’re ever interested your first workout is free so you can see if you like it before you join.

9Round Anderson

4118A Clemson Blvd

Anderson, SC 29621


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