Join us in August at the region's only studio exclusively for street smart personnel protection.
☆Tues Aug 13th 7:30 to 9pm
》 Defense Against Weapons Series - Edged Weapons/Knives
This co-ed training is open to the public, ages 16 years and above. Learn problem solving skills and knowledge to Reduce Your Risk when involved in a Edged Weapon Assault. $12 PP
☆Thur Aug 15th 6 to 8pm 》Girls On Guard / College Safety Training.
This women only training is open to all girls 16 years and older. Perfect for anyone enrolled in higher education or th ose who will be in the next few years. Hands on and interactive - predator tactics/date rape drug prevention/ defensive fighting and more... $12PP
**Both classes at our Taylor location - no shoes in the training area. Contact me with questions or concerns.
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.*Unless otherwise noted.
I am very proud to have been included as a fresh face in "Momentum Magazine," a publication of the Scranton Chamber of Commerce. You can see the article by clicking on the link below: