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                                                                  Self Defense Options and Strategies Seminars


Course Introduction - objectives and expectations

High Desert Martial Arts Academy offers a fast paced, comprehensive personal self defense classes for men and women with limited time. The course is designed to provide participants with wide range of experience in reacting to fighting strikes, and grabbing holds from all sides. As well as practical defense against weapons such as clubs, knives and guns. The program recycles every three months.  Techniques are derived from Israeli Defense Force training program and modified for normal civilian use.

Proficiency in defending oneself from an attack varies from person to person. HDMAA provides the tools for students to defend themselves in a confident manner without out having to memorize unrealistic complicated techniques. The skills will allow you follow up your basic natural instincts in responding to danger, with naturally learned techniques to successfully defend yourself. The goal of the program is to enable participants to explode from a passive state to an action state under stress, and to come out of any hostile encounter intact. You will feel much more confident after you complete this broad-ranged program. Training and fitness with a purpose, giving you practical ways to deal with threats.

This is a hands-on training course. Every class begins with a brief discussion on the sessions activities. Followed by a 20-30 minutes of warm up with stretching and some cardio. The techniques are demonstrated and broken down for easy understanding. Each technique is practiced by students against pads and bags then against partners (usually instructors) in slow motion first. Then in full power and full speed application. The techniques are then built upon in subsequent classes. Students develop the ability to strike with power and timing through training with focus mitts in every session. This is not a sport training program nor will you perform any traditional martial arts style forms, katas, jumping or high kicks.  The program utilizes techniques in everyday use by law enforcement and the military.  Any person of reasonable health will benefit from this program.  Consult your doctor if you have any questions. 

All Instruction listed below is included in our normal program, just presented at a slower rate to enable to practitioner to develop better overall skills and understanding in continual learning environment.
 

Class 1 : Introduction to Defense against Striking Techniques
Striking techniques - overview and demonstrations
Stationary and static drills -focusing on proper technique and application - prequel to Class 2                                                             Designed for those whom have no or limited experience in sparring/fighting related skills                                                                          
Physical warm-up 20 minutes
    Segments
        Stances and movement
        Straight punches - finger strikes
        Edge of fist “hammer fist” strikes
        Hook punches
        Uppercut punches
        Elbow strikes
        Knee Strikes
        Stomp kicks
        Front kicking strikes (shin, foot instep, ball of foot)
        Round house kicks to legs and body (shin, ball of foot and instep)
        Side kick (lateral heel or edge of foot strikes)
        Back Kicks (kicking to the rear)
(segment techniques interspaced with drills utilizing focus mitts, contact pads and heavy bags)                                                                    Various single action defenses and counter attack against common punching and kicking strikes - Static Drills

Class 2: Defense against Striking Techniques and counterattacks
Dynamic multiple action  techniques, defense and counter drills - sequel to Class 1                                                                               
Physical warm-up 20 minutes
Focus mitt and contact pad drills   
     Segments
        Straight punches
        Edge of fist “hammer fist” strikes
        Hook punches
        Uppercut punches
        Elbow strikes
        Knee Strikes
        Stomp kicks
        Front kicking strikes (shin, foot instep, ball of foot)
        Round house kicks to legs and body (shin, ball of foot and instep)
        Side kick (lateral heel or edge of foot strikes)
        Back Kicks (kicking to the rear)
(segment techniques interspaced with drills utilizing focus mitts, contact pads and heavy bags)                                                                    Dynamic Various multiple action techniques defensive and counter attack techniques against common strikes
 

Class 3 Self Defense against frontal and side grabbing attacks
Self defense techniques against grabs and holds - overview and demonstrations

    Physical warm-up 20 minutes
    Focus mitt and contact pad drills
    Review and practice of previous instruction
    Segments
        Various defenses and counter strikes against common holds and grabs
        Frontal attacks : wrists , arms, clothing, chokes, double grabs, bear hugs
        Side of body attacks : wrists, arms, shoulder, clothing, head locks
        Attacks from the rear: chokes, hair/collar, bear hugs, throw downs, trips/sweeps
     Executing techniques with partners and instructors  

Class 4: Self  Defense against chokes and takedowns (ground defense)
Self defense techniques against grabs and holds - overview and demonstrations

    Physical warm-up 20 minutes
    Focus mitt and contact pad drills
    Review and practice of previous instruction
    Segments
        Defending while on the ground and or after being taken down
        Defending against common grappling attacks
        Proper techniques in controlling falls from the front, side and rear
        Rolling defensively to avoid a falling injury
    Executing techniques with partners and instructors

Class 5:  Defending against swinging weapons - Baton and "broom handle" skills training             
Techniques against swinging weapons - overview and demonstration
   
Physical warm up - 20 minutes
    Focus mitt and contact pad drills
    Review and practice of previous instruction
    Segments
        Unarmed defense against batons, sticks clubs, bats, chairs and similar swinging object attacks
        Counter attacks to common swing attacks
        Disarming clubs and counterattack and or escape scenarios
        Striking training with batons and                                                                                                   Executing techniques with partners and instructors

Class 6: Defending against common knife threats - overview and demonstration
   
Physical warm up 20 minutes
    Focus mitts and contact pad drills
    Review and practice of previous instruction

    Segments
        Body defensive positioning and movement
        Various defensive techniques and counter attacks to knife attacks and repeating stabs
        Straight-in stabbing attacks
        Frontal overhead stabbing attacks
        Slashing attacks to throat and body
        Side of body threats and counters
        Rear of body
        Knife threats from the front and rear of the neck (throat)

Class 7: Defending against common hand gun threats - overview and demonstration
   
Physical warm up - 20 minutes
    Focus mitts and contact pad drills
    Review and practice of previous instruction

    Segment techniques
        Introduction - gun defense concepts and body positioning
        Rationale and mind set in considering when to defend physically against a gun
        Defending against gun threats from various angles (front, side, rear) and distances
        Counter attacks after redirecting and or evading the line of fire
        Disarming after/during a counter attack

Class 8: Defending with Key Batons and course evaluation
Class overview - skills evaluation
 
Physical warm up and Focus mitts /contact pad drills
Review and practice of previous instruction
Skills evaluation - techniques by students against instructor led scenarios
Defending oneself using the key baton and common everyday items (combs, pens etc.)                 Legal considerations in defending oneself
Environment awareness and considerations when attackers are likely to act
Common safety precautions
Common handling of mace, pepper spray and key batons
 Review and group discussion
Course feed back and closing
 

 Segments in italics are included when participants train in previous classes or the entire 8 class seminar.

 

Class 9: Personal SAFETY Seminars for children - National Security Alliance - Kid Safe Network Division

Video/ Slide/ Power Point/verbal presentations for  keeping our children safe from potentional predators.  Some of the many topic include; personal awareness, lures used, methods of abduction, internet safety, home safety and fire safety.  All new students receive personal safety instruction by green belt (6 months)  Parent permission is required to participate in the program.  Course content is available for preview by parents.  Children not attending martial arts will be allowed to participate,  space permitting for a $5.00 charge.


This program contains techniques that can create physical injury. The instructors assume no responsibility in the use of these techniques and in their practice thereof. The programs techniques are designed to hurt and injure. The instructors do not accept any responsibility for the safety of your training or any injury or damage resulting from the execution and practice of the techniques. Physical injury waivers (release of liability) are required prior to any training.

Techniques are practiced at slow speeds with emphasis on safety. Once the instructors are confident that the combinations can be properly executed, full speed and full power may be authorized against the instructors only. Personal safety gear is required to participate in this course. Men are required to wear cups. Women should wear groin and chest protectors. Eye protection (safety glasses) is recommended during weapons defensive training. Arm and shin pads optional. Come in sweats and exercise shoes. Have a water bottle, towel, good attitude and be ready to have fun and do some serious learning.

Classes are kept to under 10 students per session for maximum attention from your instructors.  Private instruction is available dependent upon instructor availability.  Typically this is an adult only training program.  Parents, due to the graphic nature of some of the techniques, we reserve the right to refuse training to those with tender hearts and minds as determined by the instructors.

Contact Glenn at 909 917-3566 or Sherry at 760 953-8314 for more information.

Each 2 hour class   $35.00,  Any two classes $65.00,    Bag gloves  recommended  $20.00
 

Seminar Cost $199.00   8 Classes, typically 90-120 minutes each (semi private instruction)

classes subject to minimum enrollment