I designed the Female Awareness self defense course as a one time, 2 hour class because I know how busy we all are in our day to day lives. Once you take the Open Enrollment 2 hour class you can then practice anytime with our Physical Refresher Class.
Don’t be fooled that a 5 week course will teach you more. They will crowd your mind with hard to execute techniques that in fact, could cause more danger for you. Most women, after they take a self defense course, walk away thinking they would be ready and prepared for a situation months after their course; not true. We at Female Awareness believe it is best to keep practicing, so we offer the Physical Refresher class every couple of weeks. My class is fun and engaging…after all, self defense should not be a scary thing, it should make you feel smarter and stronger. I guarantee you will leave my class immediately feeling empowered and more confident.
Strengthening your core is important. Deadlifts are another compound exercise that will undoubtedly help you in a fight. This targets various muscle groups, and will help bring out your ability to stand up and not falter against a blow by an opponent.
“One guy hauls off and punches the other kid in the ribs and walks away. The kid didn’t feel it and he yells after the guy, ‘Fuck you, pussy! Your punches are weak!’ And he turns to cross the street, but now there’s traffic so he’s waiting, and about a minute into it, he starts to get dizzy and collapses, and my friend ran over and caught him, held him before he hit the ground. And I rushed over to see if the kid is OK, maybe an adrenaline dump, so he passed out … it turned out he wasn’t punched, he was stabbed, and he died in my friend’s arms that night.”
There is an introduction phase to every technique, where the mechanics of a technique are taught and the context and uses are explained to the practitioner. This phase is very short, typically a few minutes or less, and quickly progresses to the isolation phase.
This advanced Krav Maga self-defense course is home to our most skilled fighters. Students will encounter the entire curriculum of fighting, ground fighting, third-party protection, and defense against all kinds of weapons.
The same values that underpin self-defense support the defense of property. Generally a person has greater latitude in using physical force in the defense of her dwelling than in the defense of other property. In most jurisdictions deadly force is justified if a person unlawfully enters onto property and the property owner reasonably believes that the trespasser is about to commit a felony or do harm to a person on the premises. Deadly force may also be justified to prevent a Burglary if the property owner reasonably believes the burglar intends to kill or seriously injure a person on the premises. However, a person may not, for example, rig a door handle so that any person who enters the dwelling is automatically shot by a gun. (Katko v. Briney, 183 N.W.2d 657 [Iowa 1971]).
But all of the above self-defence arts are effective, and with proper dedicated training, each one of these arts will make you a serious force to be reckoned with on the street or anywhere. If you truly have the time/years and really want to learn a traditional art such as karate, it is an option since most karate forms will include sparring, which in turn will sharpen your reflexes.
I had my first class a couple weeks ago, came with a friend who has been for a while. I will admit that doing the workouts by myself at a gym is nothing compared to doing a class with a group of people in Krav Maga!!Having worked out and learn self defense in one hour, I came away sweating…. Read more
Vic Vinson is a retired CSUS police sergeant, defensive Tactics trainer, and gang officer. He has a 2nd degree black belt in Shorin Ryu Karate, and Goju Ryu Karate, and has been a martial artist for over 30 years. He attended Krav Maga training in 1995, and P.O.S.T. defensive tactics training, to teach self-defense and street combative training.
Additionally, individuals must pass a bi-annual firearms requalification. All eligible flight crew members will attend a one week training in Artesia, New Mexico. There is no fee to participate in the Federal Flight Deck Officer program. Training and equipment costs are covered by TSA.