12 Week Self Defense

12 Week Self Defense

This is a 12 week self defense program for Beginners. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 pm, and will be one night per week. These will be 60 minute sessions starting on March 22. Please note that the material presented in this class will be progressive from class to class, so participants must sign up by March 22 or wait until the next 12 week session. This class features concepts and techniques from various Martial Arts including Hapkido, Jiu-Jitsu, Kenpo Karate and Taekwondo. By covering different ranges of Martial Arts, you will be learning long, close-quarters, proper stances, striking, kicking, and blocking techniques in addition to joint locking and joint manipulation, as well as an introduction to ground defense. The class also elaborates on the basics by application in counters to attacks including punches, kicks, pushes, wrist grabs, lapel grabs, head locks, chokes, takedowns, and ground defense. The systems used in this program work together to create an effective “tool kit” for self defense….

Upon completion of this class, participants will be eligible to train in a second level class and continue training. Dates to be announced soon.

What do I bring / wear?

  • Bring something to drink or purchase something at Range Time
  • No uniforms are required.
  • Please wear something comfortable to train in …. T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweat pants, tennis shoes (or you can train barefoot!).
  • Males may want to wear a groin cup for protection.
  • Please remember to fill out your waiver before registering.

Types of Martial Arts used in class
– Hapkido

System for both long range and close quarters self defense that employs joint locks, grappling, throwing techniques, kicks, punches, and other striking attacks. Hapkido uses leverage over brute force in a confrontational situation.
– (American ) Kenpo Karate

A system for close quarters situations that utilizes quick strikes to the attacker using the body’s natural weapons. Each move leads, or transitions, into the next successive move both applying the next striking technique while countering any possible move from the opponent. Kenpo employs both circular and linear techniques.
– Jiu-Jitsu – The “Gentle” Art

A powerful system based on ground defense and submission techniques. Jiu-Jitsu is based on the concept of a smaller, weaker person being able to defend themselves on the ground by using leverage and proper weight distribution in addition to various chokes, locks, and submissions.
– Taekwondo

A long range system focusing on kicking techniques. Proper taekwondo utilizes common-sense kicking techniques to areas of the body relative to the abilities of those executing them. Kicking and bag drills will be utilized in this class.

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