Each Self-Protection seminar covers 3 categories of training.
1. I explain how criminals choose their victims. We look at the various items, and give thought to where in our lives we may need to make adjustments to decrease the chance of being chosen to be a victim.
2. Next I cover things having to do with a persons mindset. This is the most important element of not just surviving an attack, but actually coming thru on the positive side. A person with the proper mental attitude, when they get chosen, even if they do not know how to defend themselves, will more often than not, come thru a violent engagement on the positive side.
3. That leaves the third category, which is physical techniques of self-defense. When a person is in the midst of a crisis situation, their heart rate goes up. As the heart rate increases, the ability to do fine motor skills decreases. To compensate for this I have chosen techniques which do not require fine motor skills.
This 3 hour seminar, builds upon the material presented in the 3 hour seminar (Abduction Defense), but it is expanded to include the use of simple/basic tools (aka - improvised weapons). None of the material covered will involve knives or guns of any kind. There will be no blades or pointy items of any kind.
In this 3 hour seminar, the attendees practice the various techniques with each other. I know from my years teaching karate, how many people I can properly supervise in this stage. As a result, I limit this portion of the seminar to 20 people at a time. That gives me 10 pairs of people for me to supervise. I need to limit the group size because I need to make sure the techniques are being done correctly and gently. This is important because these techniques, by necessity must be both effective enough to save a life, and executed to areas of the body that are very sensitive. These are techniques that even the weak can execute adequately. There will not be any beating up on each other, but prudence is important. In the 3 hour seminar, all of the physical techniques are done with only hands, arms, elbows and knees, simple/basic tools (aka - improvised weapons).
There is no use of a fist, and no actual kicking.
None of the material covered will involve knives or guns of any kind. There will be no blades or pointy items of any kind.