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Self-Defense Seminar for NON

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Offline Serene

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Self-Defense Seminar for NON
« on: December 30, 2003, 08:40:15 PM »
Good Evening:

It has been brought to my attention numerous times to do a women's self-defense class for non martial artist.

I have participated/instructed along with my teachers once and it was very successful.  Many women want to learn but do not want to be martial artist.

Many have said that they would pay $75.00 for a one day session.

Do you participate in teaching women who are non martial artist?

Thank you in advance. I look forward to reading your comments.

Soifua,

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Re:Self-Defense Seminar for NON
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2003, 09:33:45 PM »
We don't do a women specific seminar at this time.  That might change when I become a black belt and should get more involved with the teaching side.  Right now, we are just concentrating on our numbers and the teenagers.  I think it's a great idea and something to consider for the future.

I know an EPAK school which does a women's seminar every Saturday.  I have gone as a guest, and friend.  Everything is really basic, but it helps these women feel more aware of themselves and their surroundings.  By no means will they be martial artists, but they are at least getting the basics for survival.  He spends time on everything from counters, strikes, weapons, etc.  He makes sure that they know that everything in the house is a weapon, especially projectiles (frames, knifes, books, etc.)  He's built off of several women's real life experiences.  Yes, they cried, but they now know a few tricks.

It gets hard, but every little bit helps.  Some of these women maybe attacked, have been attacked, or are just plain afraid.  Seminars like this help build a person's self-esteem.  By just developing better presence, makes someone a less desireable prey (well, at least where I live).

I'll do a seminar in the future.  As for now, I, too, would love feedback and ideas.

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Re:Self-Defense Seminar for NON
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2003, 09:13:59 PM »
Holding seminars outside of martial arts schools can help draw in women who are too timid to go into a place which is predominately male oriented.

We have held seminars in local churches.  Usually four hours for $25 with a minimum partipation of 15 people.

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Re:Self-Defense Seminar for NON
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2004, 03:23:41 AM »
Good Evening:

Brandi please excuse my ignorance but what is an EPAK school? ??? Yes, I agree lots of positives with seminars. ;D

Mell do you guys still have these seminars at the churches? If yes, thats great? If no, what happened? Do some people end up joining your school?  ??? What do you teach at your seminars?

Thanks in advance for your time and patience with my questions.  ;D


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Re:Self-Defense Seminar for NON
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2004, 10:18:36 AM »
EPAK = Ed Parker's American Kenpo :D
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Re:Self-Defense Seminar for NON
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2004, 07:49:30 PM »
Thanks for answering this one Sigung Bishop.  I didn't even notice that the question had been posed regarding EPAK.  Then again, I really have not been paying attention to the posts.  Serene, sorry for not getting back to you on this one.  I've just been really, really busy and slow with somethings.

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Re:Self-Defense Seminar for NON
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2004, 03:41:48 AM »
Thank you Sigung.

No problem Brandi I understand. ;D
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Re:Self-Defense Seminar for NON
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2004, 09:41:33 PM »
Sorry it has taken a while to answer your question.  

We will do seminars when requested, but we do not seek them out.

Most seminars are used to teach basic awareness skills (understanding your envirnoment and the average attacker, and body mechanics in regards to our strong points and the oppontents weak points)  We have them do basic striking drills at close range on focus pads (Elbows, Palm Heel, Knees)  


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Re:Self-Defense Seminar for NON
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2004, 01:23:04 AM »
Thanks for answering Mell.
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