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Module 4-Week 1

Adult Self-Defense

Run the self-defense classes with a shorter, lighter warm-up of jumping jacks, shadow boxing, push-ups, and sit-ups.

While they are doing the exercises, your patter is any or all of the following:

1. Review what they have learned so far in terms of soft skills, not physical skills. TPM, Soft Targets, How Bad Guys Choose a Victim etc.

2. Discuss a local crime and analyze it for them and with their input. This is important as their analysis of the crime will change through the module.

3. Preview what is going to happen in this class.

 

 

Watch this first

The skills and drills you are about to learn and teach are TOTALLY DIFFERENT from the other modules.

You can invite the students to come to class in their regular clothes provided they are similar to what they would wear to the gym  or to school.

No jewelry. Be careful of nails scratching.

Your presentation of this is CRITICAL. Students must work as school zone speed unless you say otherwise.

This is a different world from martial arts, and one of the key success factors is your ability ignite the energy in the class.

You want to play the fine line between creating adrenaline in the class and scaring them.

Much of that has to do with your word patter, volume and tone.

Here are examples.

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About Our Adult Self-Defense

Our self-defense program is the COBRA-Defense Curriculum.

This is an evidence-based curriculum that was developed after many years of hands-on experience in real-life self-defense situations in law enforcement and corrections.

Killing the What If? Monster

Adult Cell Phone

Some people think that all they need to do in an altercation is to call 911.

911 Demo Adult-Subtitles

Defensive Stance Sequence

Watch to the end.

Defensive Stance Sequence

Verbalization

Really good. Watch to the end.

Verbal Defense

Warm Up

Students run around the class for 60-seconds while you teach/remind them of past MENTAL lessons such as:

  • 3 types of bad guys
  • One on one
  • Walk with confidence
  • Shark-infested waters

Face center in a circle

  1. 30-seconds push-ups
  2. 30-seconds 1-2-3-4 punches
  3. 30-seconds sit-ups
  4. 30-seconds 1-2-3-4-5 elbows
  5. 30-seconds burpees
  6. 30-seconds C-strike, Knee Strike in mirror
  7. 30-seconds mountain climbers
  8. 30-seconds Wrist escape with each other

Strikes

Teach/Reveiw

Jab

Cross

Hook

Uppercut

Palm heel

Homework: Analyze a local crime

Take what you’ve learned and Monday morning quarterback a violent crime and share your analysis with us.

Review last class material briefly

What Do You Think The Bad Guy....

Types of Bad Guys

3 Types of Bad Guys

The bad guys that you can see and notice and that will show up on your radar. Number one, the bully. Bullies use emotion and brutal tactics to scare you. And our definition of a bully, they don’t put their hands on you.

A bully says, “you know what, punk? Give me your money.” You say “No”. Then he walks the other way, there’s a bully. Could be someone at work, could be someone you live with.

He uses emotion. They’re using emotional tactics.

Number 2, The Wolf. This is someone that will put their hands on you. The drunk at the bar or the guy that gets in a fight in the alley or out front. It’s the guy next door. You always see him. He’s got a black eye. It’s the guy in traffic who pulls over and wants to pull you out of that car and beat your head in.

He’s a wolf. Why do we call it a wolf? Because would you pet a dog? Yeah. Will you pet a wolf? No. We all we all know the inherent danger of a wolf. That’s why we call them a wolf. They’re dangerous when we notice them. Hey, this is a violent individual.

The Predator, the predator uses every everyday camouflage. They want to look like me and you to get close to the victim, to get close to the prey.

Hey, I’m the UPS guy. I got a delivery in your house. BOOM they’re  in your house!
“I’m the nice uncle.” LI’m the teacher. Come in, I’ve got to talk about your grades. Don’t tell your mom or dad what just happened.”

They’re using camouflage to get close. And until they’re two inches away, you don’t know until their intent as it’s unfolded. You won’t know. You got to pick up on it. If you feel at all in your gut that something’s wrong, then there probably is.

You have that instinct for a reason. Red flag goes up. You don’t even need to know why. You just need to get out. Red flag.

What’s the last one? Bully. The Wolf. The Predator. Can you stop a psychopath? As much as you can stop me grabbing this gun and start to shoot all you guys. You cannot stop a psychopath. And don’t let anyone tell you. You can’t stop a psychopath.

That’s like trying to stop a bullet. You just can’t. We can react to it. We can think through it. We can keep our emotions in check. We can notice someone walking in that doesn’t belong, maybe a split second before, but you can’t stop someone who has premeditation. That’s a big deal. I understand you can’t stop it, but you can react to it.

 

Head Butts

Side Headlock Escape

Warm Up

Students run around the class for 60-seconds while you teach/remind them of past MENTAL lessons such as:

  • 3 types of bad guys
  • One on one
  • Walk with confidence
  • Shark-infested waters

Face center in a circle

  1. 30-seconds push-ups
  2. 30-seconds 1-2-3-4 punches
  3. 30-seconds sit-ups
  4. 30-seconds 1-2-3-4-5 elbows
  5. 30-seconds burpees
  6. 30-seconds C-strike, Knee Strike in mirror
  7. 30-seconds mountain climbers
  8. 30-seconds Wrist escape with each other

Five Elbows

Knee Strike & Front Kick

Homework: Analyze a local crime

Take what you’ve learned and Monday morning quarterback a violent crime and share your analysis with us.

Empower Kickboxing™ Martial Arts Curriculum
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