Q: What will I learn in Self-Defense training?
This program emphasizes easy-to-learn techniques that have been tested in real, life-threatening confrontations. Students learn verbal tactics to keep themselves safe in situations of threats, attacks, and violence or boundary violations - whether with friends, acquaintances, dates, family or strangers. You will learn basic physical techniques to use if verbal tactics are not enough. Students will have the opportunity to practice the use of physical and verbal skills in drills and simulated attack scenarios. While there is nothing flashy about the system, it is highly effective, nonetheless.
Q: Is Self-Defense for women only?
Not at all. Self-defense is taught to men, women, and children who want the absolute best training in self-protection.
Q: What if I don't have any martial arts experience?
No worries. You don't need any martial arts experience to start training in Self-Defense. That's our job... to show you how to use your voice and your body to fight back and defend yourself. The system is designed to take students with no previous experience and bring them to a level of proficiency and confidence as quickly as possible.
Q: Are the classes hard and should I get in shape first?
While the classes can be challenging and physically demanding at times, you do not need to get in shape first. This program is designed for everyone, regardless of fitness level. In fact, taking classes is a great way to get in shape. Our class format is created to encourage students to step outside their comfort zone a bit, but also allow them to progress and reach their goals at a pace they feel comfortable with.
Q: Will I get hurt?
A: Safety is our top priority and utmost care is given in creating a safe training environment that doesn't have any egos, anger, or tempers. However, as with all contact training, there is a slight risk of injury. Everyone here is very understanding, supportive, and helpful in class so the chances of getting hurt are small.