Mike Hayashi is a personal safety and empowerment expert having conducted training for 600,000 people at over 700 companies, high schools, universities, and associations worldwide. In today’s episode, we discuss the benefits of learning self defense and how this crucial skill can improve all aspects of your life.
Who Is Mike Hayashi?
Mike Hayashi is a retired high school teacher and an action movie stuntman. He has provided personal safety and empowerment seminars for 600,000 men, women, and youth. With a master’s degree in Education, as well as a 7th Degree Karate Black Belt, Mike has shared his life-saving strategies and skills at over 700 companies, high schools, universities, and national associations.
Why Learning Self Defense is Important
Why should everyone learn self-defense? From experience, Mike reveals that it always boils down to one thing – protection. Most people have no intentions of getting into fistfights, but the universe can be a dangerous place. Some people believe the best way to solve a dispute is to use violence. So, learning to protect yourself and your loved ones is an important part of staying safe. The confidence part is even more important because nothing feels better than knowing you can do something when a threat comes your way.
For anyone thinking of learning self-defense, Mike recommends answering these three questions first:
- Could it happen to you?
- Is there something I can do to stop a threat?
- Are you worth fighting for?
Once you get past these questions, then you can work on things like how not to be a target, where to hit, or how to manage crippling fear. The onset of a physical threat is something that you cannot always control. So, developing situational awareness allows you to be prepared when something happens and know what, if anything, you can do about it.
How Learning Self Defense Boosts Confidence
Wouldn’t it be nice to walk down the street knowing that whatever happens, you can handle it? One of the main benefits of learning self-defense is how it makes you feel afterward. Most people, especially corporate workers, don’t know how to protect themselves. Yes, we all hope we never have to deal with physical threats, but we live in a crazy world. Having complete confidence in your ability to defend yourself allows you to act swiftly when your life is threatened. Your aim is not to become a world champion; your main goal should be to get home for dinner. And that can sometimes involve running away from life-threatening situations.
Advice For People Who Dislike Their Jobs
Do you hate your job? Are you tired of going to work just because you must put food on your table and a roof over your head? Maybe you’ve lost the passion for a job you once loved, and now you don’t know what to do about it. If this sounds like you, the good news is that there’s something you can do. It’s possible to find something you’re really passionate about and turn that into your dream job. However, it won’t be easy nor will it be successful overnight. This is why Mike believes it might make more sense to do it part-time and test the waters before jumping into the deep end.
Turning your passion into a career demands dedication and commitment. Research as much as possible and take calculated risks. Be proactive and take daily steps towards achieving your goal. Mike believes there’s nothing as satisfying as making a living out of things that make you happy. As the popular saying goes, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Resources Mentioned In Show:
Mikes LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikehayashiselfdefense/
Mike’s website – https://takecontrolselfdefense.ueniweb.com/
Contact Mike via email: Mike@takecontrolselfdefense.com
Mike’s personal phone number: 480-221-0044