DOESN'T GUARANTEE SAFETY
Coach or athlete, novice or competitor, your fitness doesn't guarantee safety.
We actually spent 2 years designing a course for non-martial artists.
We use familiar functional fitness movements that can double as simple strikes when needed.
If you can do a push-up or a wallball you can also throw a palm strike!
Check out the video below for more examples.
This is a natural approach to learning the essentials of personal defense,
from situational awareness to verbal de-escalation to instinctive skills for how to get an attacker off you.
This isn't a martial art course.
Read this letter from the founder, Coach Tony Blauer:
“How did people fight before martial arts were developed?
That’s the question I asked myself for decades.
Humans were fighting long before martial arts were created.
I've been studying violence for almost 4 decades and my focus has been violent encounters.
I was always mystified by two evidence-based observations:
1. During real altercations, trained people rarely displayed their training, the technique went out the window.
2. Untrained people experienced and survived real violence more frequently than trained people.
What was the intersection?
There's a lot to consider, but I simplified this research to one idea:
Your body is a human weapon system. It's been domesticated.
It just needs to relearn some simple movements and reconnect its intuition to its survival reflex.
My philosophy is that we all know how to defend ourselves.
For some, the 'performance fear' is rooted in an idea that we need to study martial arts to be able to survive violence.
This is incorrect. In fact, this adds more doubt, hesitation, and fear. As a community, we've confused the act of self-protection with the study of martial arts, combat sports, reality-based self-defense, etc. They are very different.
Self-defense can & should be taught like first-aid.
In a day.
You can learn CPR and first-aid in a day and you'll have the skills to save a life....but it doesn't make you a doctor.
In the same way, you can learn the principles of 'personal safety' in a day...but you're not a Black Belt or a martial artist.
(Please reflect on this metaphor).
This course will teach you the simple principles of:
primal gross motor movement
We've been teaching our personal safety courses around the world for decades -
we are one of the most trusted self-defense training companies anywhere.
We know our system works because it's built around you and how you move!
Our system was designed around physiology, physics and psychology.
The entire course is based on the survival skills used by those who fought before martial arts were developed."
Coach Tony Blauer