Basic Self Defense (SD101)
Course Price: $75
Course Times: 8 hours
Course Designer: Dave Jenkins
In this class, you will learn more about body language, non-verbal communication, and pre-attack indicators. We will also talk about how the predators among us use what is called "Target Selection" in picking a victim, and how to work on minimizing it. Physiological and psychological reactions to an attack will be discussed, as well. Participants will also learn some basic skills to counteract an aggressor's actions.
Building a "Winning Mindset" (some call it a 'Survivor's Mindset')
Movement and positioning in varying situations
Learning to counter the most basic and common attacks (wrist grabs, hair pulls, punches, etc)
|| Required Equipment:|
- Comfortable clothing (jeans or sweats), T shirt or sweatshirt, and sneakers.
- No high heels, sandals, flip flops, or hard-soled shoes.
You will be working in close proximity with others, so good grooming and appropriate clothing is appreciated.
|| Prerequisites: |
This class is on the low end of being physically demanding. If you have any questions about preexisting injuries or limitations, please contact us before registering.
Frequently Asked Questions
As a woman, it is tough to find someone you trust to teach you the important, sensitive, and personal stuff that you really need to know. Well, I found someone! I attended one of Dave's classes a little while ago as I was worried about getting attacked, mostly where I work. The parking lot is usually empty or dark, and I don't live in the safest of areas either. A friend of mine had attended some classes that Dave had and told me about them. After a lot of pushing from her, I finally went. There were 13 people in the class and 8 of them were women! I thought I was the only one worried about stuff like this.
Walking into the classroom was actually the toughest part. Right from the start, Dave and his assistants made me feel comfortable (and not all girly!). There was a lecture part that really opened my eyes and then we all got up and started doing some great movements. I found everything to be easy and I could see where the skills I was learning would really do something. He even had this padded suit that made him look HUGE that I really could just hit hard! He would grab me or get me to do something and I could just wail on him. That was the first time I acutally hit something and felt good about it!
I left there feeling a lot better about myself and a lot less worried about going to and from my car, or anywhere else, like shopping or whatever. I have since told all of my friends about Dave and what he teaches. I plan on bringing a couple of my closest friends to his next one and then bugging him to tell me when I can take the next level. Don't think you can pass this up. I was scared and did not know where to go to learn self defense at all. I did not want to learn karate or whatever, I just wanted to know how to take care of myself. I learned it from Dave! He has this saying: "Everyone has the right to defend themselves, what are YOU doing about it?" He means is and he teaches it.
- A. W. - Webster, NY
Where do I begin? When I met Dave, I was extremely fragile. I had no self esteem, being a victim of "Domestic Violence". His teachings are informational and they do WORK. I personally have some issues with specific instances and Dave has helped me overcome them slowly at my own pace. His techniques work. I practice consistantly and have actually used a couple in different situations. As a woman, I was tired of being mentally and physically challenged and afraid. I found myself weak. In working with Dave for almost a year, I can hold my head high and be confident that I will not be a victim anymore.
The techniques are simple and get the job done. I have been to many of Dave's classes. He is always willing to approach different situations. Every person has different issues and Dave takes each one as if it were the most difficult situation.
I have brought this training to the attention of my family and co-workers. Many of them have attended his classes. The lecture part of his classes are so informational. I found myself going out and buying books to read, walking differently and becoming more alert in my surroundings. The demonstational classes are a lot of fun and seem real. Dave takes situations and applies them to everyday life.
I recommend women, children and men take Dave's training classes. I am a much stronger individual physically and mentally for taking that initial step and calling Dave! Besides, who does not like having their own personal trainer?
Thank you Dave!!!!"
- D. H. - Chili, NY
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