The Academy Martial Arts and Fitness

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Self Defense Workshops

Self defense training is our passion.  We offer high quality programs that can be held at The Academy or your location.  These three hour workshops are instructed by a team of trained experts.  The basis of these workshops is getting the students to function via adrenaline scenarios.  These hands on workshops utilize fully armored assailants to the students will get to test the training to see for themselves what works for them in a safe learning environment. 

There are four courses to choose from:

  • Unarmed 1 - This is required before any other course.
  • Unarmed 2
  • Stick Fighting - how to use a stick in combat
  • Knife Fighting- how to use a knife in combat

Here is a clip of the action.

Here is clip with material learned in the adult class. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd17uoburGo - simple and effective self defense

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE8qzWfhuVY - you can do this within a few hours of training

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=723PPNUY5DI - notice how well James combines knee and eye strikes

Learn how to use the Lines of Defense to avoid bad situations from occuring (http://combativemartialartsassociation.webs.com/Lines%20of%20Defense.pdf)  The Awareness and Boundary Setting skills are more important then Combat.  Learn these life saving skills and apply them to adrenal scenerios.  I get constant feedback from students who used these skills to prevent a situation from getting physical.

Here is a front page newspaper article on the program:

 http://www.ourmidland.com/news/article_8eabc16a-e47d-11e0-a02a-001cc4c03286.html?mode=story#.TnpUGgw26dU.facebook

To set up a program or to attend the next one at The Academy contact [email protected] or 989-631-5960.

Apply what you learn:

You will be able to apply full power strikes to a fully armored attacker.   

Adult Unarmed Self Protection Course

In a fun and safe environment, this dynamic 3 hr. course teaches:

§  How to avoid Assault, Rape, and other violent encounters.

§  Lines of Defense  (prevention, awareness, readiness)

Prevention & Awareness:

§  Awareness skills that allow you to detect a potential threat before it occurs!

§  How to avoid being picked out as an easy victim. (Interviews with convicted felons show that attackers search for specific body language in their victims. Learn how to carry yourself so that assailants will not single you out!)

o   AGGRESSIVE behavior (how not to pick fights!

o   PASSIVE behavior (How not to be picked on by others)

o   How to act ASSERTIVELY, to ask for what you want in a straightforward manner!

Readiness (Boundary Setting & Combat):

§  Color Code Framework.

§  How to transform your fear into a source of power and strength

§  Find The Power Of Your Voice! - F.B.I. statistics say that 70 - 80% of assaults can be stopped by good verbal boundaries alone.

§  What to do in a worse case scenario should you find yourself physically attacked. You will learn simple and effective strikes to vulnerable areas on the attacker?s body and practice them on a fully armored assailant while in the adrenal fear.

Adult Unarmed Course Level 2

In a fun and safe environment, this dynamic 3 hr. program effectively teaches:

  1. Review and build on the material from level 1.
  2. How eye contact impacts the predator.
  3. Awareness skills that allow you to detect a potential threat before it occurs!
  4. How to avoid being picked out as an easy victim. (Interviews with convicted felons show that attackers search for specific body language in their victims. Learn how to carry yourself so that assailants will not single you out!)
  5. How to avoid common mistakes:
  6. AGGRESSIVE behavior (how not to pick fights!
  7. PASSIVE behavior (How not to be picked on by others)
  8. How to act ASSERTIVELY, to ask for what you want in a straightforward manner!
  9. How to avoid Assault, Rape, and other violent encounters
  10. How to transform your fear into a source of power and strength
  11. Find The Power Of Your Voice! - F.B.I. statistics say that 70 - 80% of assaults can be stopped by good verbal boundaries alone.

And:


What to do in a worse case scenario should you find yourself physically attacked. You will learn simple and effective strikes to vulnerable areas on the attacker’s body and practice them live on a fully armored assailant while in the Adrenal Fear.

Stick Fighting Course

In this class you will learn to integrate your unarmed and stick fighting skills.  This is hands on training.  You will apply the techniques and ideas in simulated scenarios while adrenalized. 

 

In a fun and safe environment, this dynamic 3 hr. program effectively teaches:

 

Prevention & Awareness:

  1. Awareness skills to use improvised weapons.
  2. When is it safe to reach for improvised weapons.

 

Readiness (Boundary Setting & Combat):

  1. When to use a weapon.
  2. Power strikes with the stick that shock the attacker.
  3. Use of your free hand to set up the stick strikes.
  4. Techniques and tactics to keep your stick when someone tries to take it away from you.
  5. What to do in a worse case scenario should you find yourself physically attacked. You will learn simple and effective strikes to vulnerable areas on the attacker’s body and practice them on a fully armored assailant while in the adrenal fear.

Knife Fighting Course

 

In this class you will learn to integrate your unarmed and knife fighting skills.  This is hands on training.  You will apply the techniques and ideas in simulated scenarios while adrenalized. 

 

In a fun and safe environment, this dynamic 3 hr. program effectively teaches:

Prevention & Awareness:

Awareness skills when carrying a knife.

Awareness skills to use improvised weapons.

Readiness (Boundary Setting & Combat):

When to draw your knife.

Power strikes with the knife that shock the attacker.

Use of your free hand to set up the knife strikes.

Techniques and tactics to keep your knife when someone tries to take it away from you.

What to do in a worse case scenario should you find yourself physically attacked. You will learn simple and effective strikes to vulnerable areas on the attacker’s body and practice them on a fully armored assailant while in the adrenal fear.

  

In this class you will apply the material in adrenal scenarios.  Hands on simulation training is what gets world class skill development and retention.

 

Here is a DVD on the course - http://www.amazon.com/Civilian-Self-Protection-Knife-Fighting/dp/B019CZNJV0/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1SD7YT217E09VN0JHX66