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We recognize that not everyone is interested in the belts and the formal trappings of traditional martial arts training and that not everyone is blessed with the flexibility and athletic ability the popular media have conditioned us to associate with unarmed self-defence.
That doesn't mean that you can't learn and apply some very real and effective concepts and techniques designed for real, every day people in the real world. You can #ProtectYourself!
Free Self-defence Workshops take place at our regular Ottawa location the second class of most months are open to the public. These workshops provide an overview and give guests a chance to try basic techniques working with more experienced students. Click here for more information about our next workshop.
NEW for 2019: Saturday morning Self-defence classes at the Rideau Sports Centre. Click here for details.
Mini-courses are also available at your own site by special arrangement. While such a course isn't a substitute for regular training and practise, it allows us to go into greater depth than a workshop and provides a foundation in basic self-defence concepts and techniques. Click here for a sample outline for a 6 session course.
Let's eradicate fear of the streets with confident, capable people out in our communities!
Women's self-defence - kids' self-defence - seniors' self-defence - real world self-defence for every day people
First, avoid danger; if that's not possible, minimize the risk of injury and create an opportunity to escape
All too often a weapon is turned against a defender; an ineffectual kick or punch is grabbed and the defender is thrown to the ground.
Effective self-defence is about awareness & avoidance first, escape & control second & counter-attack only as a last resort.
There is more to self-defence than the use of force. In fact the use of force should be the last resort
You may not be able to knock out someone twice your size, but you can learn how to escape
Street-proofing = awareness;
Preparation & self-confidence = empowerment
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Special focus areas specific to women, youth, seniors or other groups can be incorporated into regular classes or special classes or workshops.
Instructor training and certification is available through the 4 Star Self-defence System.