The main risk to safety in modern society is injury due to accidents or falls. Martial arts training improves awareness, balance, safe falling and reflexes to reduce these risks.
Relaxation combined with exercise in Tai Chi, Yoga and Aikido can turn back the clock of aging. Research supports that movement without stress has greater effect on health.
In modern daily life, conflicts in our relationships are quite common. In martial arts training, peaceful resolution of conflicts is central to the practice.
The risks of deadly assault are quite low in our society. But martial arts training prepares first by teaching how to avoid the conflict and then use techniques if needed.