Deer Park has self-defense schools and/or programs available. Self-defense is an important skill set to master, in order to be able to escape harmful situations without much loss to self. It is a a set of awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills. This includes btoth strategic and physical steps to ensure personal safety. Unlike martial arts or other such techniques, this is easier to master and does not take many years, either. The only aim is to slow down, de-escalate, or interrupt an attack. Many different training formats are available. Taking a self-defense course means you are better prepared to handle what life throws at you. While nobody asks to be assaulted, it is an unfortunate fact that they do happen, so you would be wise to learn how to fend them off.