Martial Arts are practised for a number of reasons including self-defence, military and law enforcement and mental and spiritual development.  Though most martial arts are known for the fighting techniques they provide there are various other aspects included also.  It is common for people to learn martial arts for self-defense purposes.  Here are 5 ways in which Martial Arts can help anyone with a self-defense.
• Role Play
• Teaching body language and Communication Skills
• Disarming weapons
• General street-smart techniques
• Attacking and defensive striking

Role Play
Recently we have seen news of people being bullied or teased.   Children, particularly can get very nervous in this situation because they have never experienced it before.   When you have gone through a rehearsed situation before, you will definitely have an idea as for how you need to react.

Teaching Body Language and Communication Skills
It has been observed that when you are facing any conflict situation, reacting confidently will always help you.

Disarming weapons
Martial arts can teach you to disarm so that you can safely escape from a violent situation.

Street Smart techniques
In martial arts, you can also learn about various street-smart strategies, so that if you get stuck in any pressured situation, you handle the situation confidently.

Attacking and defensive techniques
In a situation where an aggressor starts to become violent, it is necessary that you know attacking and defensive techniques which you can fight back effectively.