Self-defence courses for employees

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Corporate self-defence courses – the benefits of training employees in self-defence

These days, forward-thinking companies do whatever they can to make sure their staff are happy and healthy, both mentally, physically and emotionally.  Having invested substantial time and money in attracting and inducting the right team, proactive organisations know that by providing their employees with a positive working environment and company culture, and with benefits like training and education and wellness programmes, they are more likely to retain their employees.   And, as we all know, replacing team members is an expensive and time-consuming process.

With bullying behaviour and violence in the workplace on the rise, it is becoming more and more important to equip your team with the skills and knowledge they need to be able to handle volatile situations calmly and confidently.

Providing self-defence courses for your employees is more that just teaching them how to avoid or defend themselves against a physical attack.  Self-defence training makes for more confident employees, gives them greater self-esteem, and brings out leadership qualities.  Participants feel an increased sense of self-worth and personal empowerment in every area of their lives, which has a positive effect on workplace productivity and relationships.   Greater confidence means less stress, less stress means less stress-related illnesses, less time off, a decrease in number of workplace accidents, and higher productivity.

Self-defence training has been shown to improve problem solving, encouraging “out of the box” thinking.  Participants gain a new level of respect for others, becoming more assertive and less aggressive, and learn how to make quick decisions under pressure.

From a team building point of view, self-defence training encourages a greater team culture, promoting workplace unity, a “looking out for each other” attitude, and improving employee morale.  And your employees will have lots of fun learning these new skills.

At Resolution Education we provide self-defence courses for all kinds of workplaces and industries.  Working on the premise of “Resolve if you can, defend if you must”, our focus is always to aim for a non-physical solution first, whilst giving our participants tools and techniques they will be able to use if necessary.

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