This Is Important!
Your success in mastering this material will partly depend on practice outside of the classroom. Please look at the homework for each session, and do as much as you can. I’ve been teaching this material for about 20+ years, and have noticed a big difference by the end between students who did outside practice and those who did not.
This is Really Important!
Situations where you may need to use self-defense skills are inherently risky and unpredictable. You should recognize that, while the skills taught in this class will increase you odds of successful evasion, there are no guarantees. Sometimes your choices are between bad and worse.
If you had been a target for assault, sexual assault, rape, or domestic violence, some of this material may be upsetting or triggering. Please make sure you have the emotional support you need, from a counselor or therapist, support group, family, and friends.
Assignments for Self-Defense 101
Week 1 – decisive targets and basic strikes
Week 2 – putting it together into 3+ combos
Week 3 – releases from grabs
Week 4 – strength from the ground
Week 5 – “No” is a complete sentence