What is Self Defence and the difference between Martial arts and true Self Defence.
Combat sports and cultural fighting arts are great to condition people, keep fit and enable access to full contact situations. However, they are practiced in controlled conditions with a referee to ensure rules are not broken / contestants are not seriously injured. They train to respond to specific types of moves/attacks based on the discipline. Whilst the techniques could be used to defend yourself against certain types of attack, once hard wired into your brain after years of practice, not everyone wants to commit to joining a club nor has the time to wait to obtain self defence moves.
Attacks on people do not tend to be carried out in a fair environment with someone ensuring serious injury doesn’t occur. Also, the attacks from drink, drug or emotionally fuelled situations do not tend to be specific in technique.
The need to have a tool box of moves and techniques that can be used by people with no fighting experience and of any fitness level, against all types of attacks and under stress induced situations, in a short amount of time is a must.
The course contains defence moves against:
- wrist, arm, neck or collar grabs (single or double handed)
- all directions of attacks i.e. from in front, behind, side and corners
- surprise attacks and close up confrontations
- bear hugs and head locks
- kicks and punches
- Weapons (knife, bat and gun)
The course can be taught with a group or on an individual basis. You will learn self protection right from the basics including stance and hand positions plus core follow up moves used to drive forward and better position yourself for an escape, up to more advanced techniques with a chance to practice each move with other members of the course and myself. I also include information on how to identify unhealthy situations, spacial awareness, exit strategies and any legal implications.
Handouts for each session will be given out and note taking is advised to ensure an adequate level of understanding is obtained whilst attending each session.
I try and run mens and womens self defence session so that questions can be answered at the time they are asked and the previous weeks instruction is gone over in case, as does happen, a question is thought of between classes.
For individuals who are unable to attend group or private self defence lesson, I have produced simply the best self defence DVD of the whole course which can be purchased from this site. To enable people to learn self defence techniques, whilst on the move or away from the DVD player, I have created digital files of each chapter and made them available for download from a secure website. click here to digital download.
If you have any questions regarding self defence training then please do not hesitate to contact me.
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