Scheduled Workshops Are run on a regular basis. This highly regarded program has been revised and updated to reduce cognitive load and improve neurological programming via increased use of repetition and of multi-purpose techniques and processes. In addition there is a significant emphasis on using the training for self-empowerement.
Workshops for Groups – get your colleagues or friends together and we will do a program for you, either at your place or ours!
The Self-Defence Empowerment Women’s Program focuses on women and older teens (16+) allowing themselves to trust their instinct and having the confidence to act on that knowledge. Many adult women today have been socialized to believe that being assertive is seen as being masculine and aggressive. Assertiveness training is an essential tool for a young woman to learn. Sharpening confidence strategies and learning to trust instinct are a powerful combination to deflect a potentially dangerous situation.
A Self-Defence Empowerment Women’s Program addresses three vital questions:
- What is the social or physical coercion being used against me?
- Is force required or not? What are my options in either case?
- How to escape a particular danger-level and physical situation?
The focus of the Program is to equip women with the ability to answer these questions to ensure they can immediately recognize the danger level of a situation and respond appropriately. These outcomes are achieved through:
- Awareness training to recognize a dangerous situation
- Confidence training to have the courage to walk away from a dangerous situation and/or to insist on others respecting their choices and values
- Confidence training to act if necessary using striking pads, strength training, posture, attitude, eye contact and voice
- Empowerment recognition and development
- Developing strategies to be calm when placed under stress
- Interactive discussions to establish what is worth fighting for and your personal set of rules and values (and how to abide by them)
- Interactive discussions to establish what is appropriate and acceptable behaviour from others
- Recognising risk and avoiding or managing dangerous situations before they occur or escalate
- ‘Danger rating’ a situation and matching it with an appropriate response
- Learning effective non-physical responses for low-level risks
- Learning effective physical responses to attacks, grabs and holds