One of the most obvious reasons why you should learn martial arts is that it teaches you how to defend yourself. It is important to be prepared for such occurrences and the crux of training is to learn fighting and self defense skills. Oftentimes we hear, "how can my child learn to defend himself if ever approached in a dangerous situation?" What if he / she were attacked?" Preparation and training is key and gaining the proper tools in a safe and methodical fashion will help you gain the confidence you need.