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Practical Unarmed Self Defense

Basic - Self Defense for the real world!

Duration: 4 hours classroom & hands-on



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This course is designed to cover the basics of unarmed defense and is intended for Men & Women.  Your instructors have decades of experience in Martial Arts and teaching Defensive Tactics to Law Enforcement agencies.  You will learn concepts and techniques, regardless of your level of experience.

The 4 hour class is co-ed for both male and females from the age of 13 & up (with parental supervision).

Prerequisites: None.  Participants should be in basic good health and able to handle minimal physical exertion.

Difficulty Level: Beginner.  No experience necessary!

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Topics Covered

  • Antisocial vs Asocial Behavior
  • Pre-Attack Indicators
  • Reading Body Language
  • Victimology
  • "The Interview"
  • Combative Mindset / Bulletproof Mind
  • Levels of Awareness
  • Situational Awareness
  • Psychological and Physiological Effects of Fear / Body Alarm Reaction
  • Command Presence
  • De-escalation Methods
  • Fighting Stance / Platform
  • Defenses on the Ground
  • Defenses from Grabs
  • Defenses from Chokes
  • Defenses from Strikes
  • Defenses against Blunt Impact Weapons
  • Defenses against Edged Weapons
  • Universal Response Technique
  • Basic Gun Disarms
  • Less-Lethal Knockout Techniques
  • Potentially Lethal Techniques of Self Defense

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Expectations and Outcomes

Students will learn practical skills they can use immediately!

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Basic, Specialty Other

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Documentation Requirements

None required.

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  • Comfortable footwear (athletic shoes or tennis shoes)
  • Comfortable clothing (sweats or similar)
  • Must be able to be physical to some degree