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Self defense

For those who want self defense and only that we offer one day intensive self defense seminars. These run for 1 hour 45 minutes. Cost is $70 per person or $250 for private booking up to 10 people.  This seminar will introduce you to some skills and stratagies that will significantly improve your ability to deal with any situation where you need to defend yourself.

self defanse class at shiryodo karate

The basic’s we will teach you:
     Clear boundaries: Know your will, what can / should / are you prepared to do. By being clear about what you will do in what situations you avoid having to make potentially life defining decisions in the heat of the moment.

     Managing confrontation: we will teach you what to do if someone is becoming aggressive or threatening to manage the situation keeping yourself safe.

     Strikes: the simplest and often most effective response to an assault is often to fight back. We will teach you have to throw effective kicks and punches in order to defend yourself.

     Improvised weapons: kicks and punches may not be enough, often attackers pick smaller, more vulnerable victims. We will teach you how to use things you commonly carry, pens, keys, mobile phones, sunglasses and other objects effectively to defend yourself.

     Breaking Free: we will teach you what to do against common attacks where someone is seizing hold of you or strangling you.

     Knives and weapons: strategies and techniques specifically for dealing with weapons.

These seminars are open to anyone 12 years or older.

Why Learn Self Defense? 
If you ever find yourself needing to defend yourself, basic tactics and techniques can make the difference between a difficult day and a life-altering event. Unfortunately, in such a situation, no one else can do it for you. It is best to be prepared for any eventuality, as no one wants to be in the position of having to defend themselves.

Additionally, you’ll increase your confidence knowing that you can defend yourself if needed. This often removes or dramaticaly reduces the fear and anxiety felt around various situations. In addition it can give people the courage to say no and assert themselves in difficult situation, knowing if needed they can back up their words with actions.

Self-defense can give you a sense of empowerment, helping you become more assertive and resilient. It also encourages problem solving skills and teaches you how to remain calm in stressful situations. Of course we hope these situations never arise and often having the confidence to deal with them leads others to not see you as an easy target and reduces the likelihood of you needing to defend yourself.

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