The self defense skill one can obtain is unparalleled. This art is designed to beat other martial arts systems and end a bad situation quick.
Enjoy the benefits of increased self confidence and self awareness. Students who have taken self defense classes often report feeling more prepared in case of a violent attack or a sexual assault.
The main goal of taking a martial arts class is self preservation. However in the midst of that, preserving the mind and body is an additional bonus one gains from training.