It's the summer of Self Defense as a wide array of classes are available!
Guys only street smart essentials: Wednesday 12th 6:30 to 8:00pm
Learn the skills and principles for personal street defense. Male only concerns and pre-violence indicators of street and social violence. Hands On and Active Class. $10
Women's Only Knife Defense: Tuesday 18th 6pm to 8pm
Edged weapons are becoming more prevalent in our society, especially when it comes to violence against females. Learn to reduce the risk of a knife attack. Very Interactive $20
Social Dangers - Women's Only Self Defense: Sunday 23rd 2 to 4pm
Learn to Fight Back!! *for college age women and an age in the social/nightlife scene. Learn what to look for in predators and their hidden intentions for potential assaults. $20
Intro to Tsunami Street Defense for Women!! : Tuesday 25th 6 to 8pm
Our unique approach to personal protection for Women of All ages and experience level. This is the perfect class to start your training. Very Hands On!! $15
Co-Ed Defense Against Stick/Bludgeon. Thursday 27th 6:30 to 8pm
Learn the most effective way to prevail in a street attack when the perpetrators are using sticks, bats, clubs or tire irons! $15
Girls On Guard: Saturday 29th 9am to 12pm
Perfect for any girl in or about to start college but open to ALL girls ages 13 and above!! Lifesaving techniques and skills for young women and a must for all in high school and college. $30 *Countryside Community Church 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit PA 18411.
- All classes PAYMENT IN ADVANCE IS MANDATORY!!!! Mail check or money order, payable to Robert Thomas 418 south Main Street, Taylor PA 18517
All classes - No experience needed.
Unless otherwise noted, All Classes at 418 South Main Street, Taylor PA 18517
All training in socks and athletic clothing. No jewelry during training is highly recommended.
☆Private, Solo and Small Group Sessions available - contact us to schedule your appointment.
I am the only certified instructor in the Scranton Pocono Northeast Region in the Women's Self-Defense and "Girl on Guard" (GOG) systems under Steve Kardian. This class is available to females only. These programs acknowledge that women have different strengths than men, and thus should use different techniques. Most women will not prevail if they try to match a criminal punch for punch in a stand-up fight. I teach the use of legs, hips, and most of all leverage to defeat a hostile attacker. In the video below, my assistants and I demonstrated some of these concepts for WNEP 16's Sharla McBride:
Female assistants are on hand for Girls on Guard classes* to help teach these techniques, and make the student feel more comfortable as she learns that what she once thought were vulnerable positions are really positions of great leverage and power.
The program starts by teaching the student how to escape the worst case scenario—the sexual assault position. This sends an important message. Even when it seems that the student is in the most vulnerable position, the tables can be turned immediately, and the attacker becomes the one in danger. There should never a point where a female feels defenseless—even in the worst case scenario.
From there, we develop the techniques needed to avoid that scenario. By the time the student has completed the course, she no longer has the victim mindset. She will see sexual assault or kidnapping attempts as problems that have solutions. She will respond to full power attacks with appropriate and effective techniques. She will gain a confidence and an awareness that many times will prevent the need for the use of her training. With continued training girls will learn to be on guard at all times, making them hard targets--the kind that makes criminals choose other targets altogether.
Robert's Instructor, Steve Kardian, appears on NBC's Today Show