Yesterday we had our IRT Women’s Self-Defense Seminar and it was a blast! I covered the three A’s or Awareness, Avoidance and Action. One of the hallmarks of our program is that I try to go in-depth on Awareness and Avoidance training. I just do not gloss over it. The reasoning behind this is I want people to have skill sets that allow them to recognize warning signs or threat indicators. I want people to have an understanding on how to avoid dangerous situations. So consequently I always devote a large chunk of time to this and use real life stories to reinforce points. After the verbal class we got on the mats and worked on the focus mitts with multiple combinations such as the jab, cross or the jab, cross, hook, or jab, horizontal elbow, etc. Everything covered physically were gross motor skills that are simple and efficient and actually take minimal time to understand and apply and of course maintain. We then worked on some ways to get out of basic grabs and took the physical training eventually to Scenario’s facing off with a live person in the Predator Armor. Each particpant had to react to a scenario and deal with the situation at hand. Physical action could happen or maybe not. So a lot of uncertainty and a little adrenaline rush definitely occurs!
Enjoy the photos:
One of the nice things about the Predator Armor Scenario Training is that participants can go full contact, full speed! We are the only people in Las Vegas offering this kind of training!
Here is a video of some of the unconcious threat indicators that I talked about during class:
This class was held at the Las Vegas Martial Arts Academy!
See You On The Mats!
Brian R. VanCise
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