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    Tell me about your self-defense seminars.

    Our typical self-defense seminar is a one-day, three-hour session, which we can hold for any group (youth, seniors, disabled, a company's employees etc.), and can schedule them on a one-time, intermittent, or recurring basis, as well as adjusting the length or content according to your needs. Contact us to discuss your needs and to schedule a seminar for your group!

    We are also available to give lectures and lead discussions on self defense - again for any group. These do not have to involve physical participation, as discussions are very useful as well! We have done this for seniors and at The Arc of Howard County, just to name a couple of instances.

    All of our seminars provide effective, easy-to-learn defenses against common attacks - armed and unarmed, standing and on the ground. We also address recognizing and dealing with pre-attack situations; dealing with lower-level threats (when a harsher response is not required); and the very important subject of the legal ramifications of self defense.

    The defenses you learn take advantage of the natural weaknesses of an attacker's body. Everyone is built in fundamentally the same way, and all bodies have vulnerable points. The techniques we use are designed to exploit those body mechanics and vulnerabilities, and the attacker's own reactions.