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6 Reasons to Include Self Defense Training in your Corporate Wellness Programs:

Today's savvy international companies take steps to help keep their employees healthy and safe - health insurance, dental insurance, wellness programs, etc.  It's not just the right thing to do, it makes good business sense.  A new trend in Corporate Wellness is in-house self defense workshops.

Self Defense workshops teach important life-saving skills and are quickly becoming regular parts of corporate wellness programs.

Other than the primary benefits of teaching your employees to physically defend themselves, there are significant secondary benefits to self defense training.

Here are 6 great reasons to include personal protection (self defense) training in your Corporate Wellness Program:

1.    Employees who feel safer experience less stress. This may translate into less stress related illness, less lost time due to being sick, and higher productivity.  This can mean long-term realized cost savings to any employer.

2.   Self Defense training can prevent workplace violence. The phenomenon of workplace violence is growing at an alarming rate around the world.  The costs associated with dealing with workplace violence after the fact is astronomical.  A small investment in quality training today can prevent catastrophic losses in the future.

3.   Self Defense training helps with Teamwork/Teambuilding. Properly structured training brings coworkers together in problem solving exercises. Emotional and psychological barriers to personal achievement can be explored in a supportive environment, with the help of co-workers.

4.    Martial Arts based training improves employee morale and discipline. Studies by the U.S. Marine Corps have shown that their regular martial arts programs created greater self-discipline, stronger work ethics, and more psychologically well adjusted Marines.

5.    Self Defense training increases creative problem solving. Self Defense training helps employees learn to overcome obstacles creatively.  This may translate into greater on the job creativity, problem solving ability, and thinking "outside the box".

6.   Self Defense training instills confidence. Martial arts based training helps people build confidence and become great leaders.  Public speaking may also be enhanced, as well as greater leadership presence.

Office Fitness

In Beijing, China, where some of the fast-growing international companies maintain large work-forces, corporate training has turned to martial arts consultants for something beyond conventional programs. Beijing Black Tiger Fight Fitness Studio (, for example, has provided self-defense programs and workshops for employees at international companies such as Nokia, Bitfone, Visto, and others as well as local companies and private schools. These programs have been increasingly popular as the global economy is in crisis and employees are feeling the pressure of producing more for less.

"I don't have time to go to the gym anymore," says Jason Zhang, who works for a large financial corporation. "Having Black Tiger's Self-Defense Classes at my company's lunchroom at night is something I look forward to every week."

Vince Soberano, the founder and master trainer of Beijing Black Tiger Fight Fitness Studios, points how that self-defense training provides both physical and psychological benefits. "At the very least, getting to throw punches and kicks is absolutely stress relieving," he points out. "Everything they do in self-defense training requires repetitive movement with various body parts. It's an all-in-one training, probably the most complete functional workout you can ever have."

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