Real World Self-Defence
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GO Self‑Defence
Gloucester
Ottawa
Self-Defence &
Taekwon-Do
Master Gary Eikenberry, 7th Dan black belt, Chief Instructor
PLEASE NOTE: In person classes and workshops are suspended while Covid-19 restrictions are in effect.
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Real World Self-defence

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We recognize that not everyone is interested in the belts and the formal trappings of traditional martial arts training and that not everyone is blessed with the flexibility and athletic ability the popular media have conditioned us to associate with unarmed self-defence. That doesn't mean that you can't learn and apply some very real and effective concepts and techniques designed for real, every day people in the real world. You can #ProtectYourself!
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  • Self-defence & street-proofing for ordinary people
  • Practical techniques anyone can use
  • Avoid – control – escape
  • Anyone can learn – everyone can benefit
  • Women, men, seniors, youth
  • No age, gender or fitness level restrictions
  • Train together: families, friends, colleagues
  • Friendly, supportive environment
  • Empowerment & self-confidence
  • Martial arts/self-defence experience welcome but NOT REQUIRED

Learn:
  • Basic theory:
    Principles & concepts behind the techniques;
  • Basic release techniques: How to break free from grabs and holds;
  • Defence against striking attacks;
  • Counter attacks;
  • Basic throw & ground techniques;
  • Situational self-defence: Scenarios taken from real life.
More advanced students will learn and practise:
  • Advanced release/escape techniques;
  • Advanced throws, ground escapes, counters and grappling
  • Advanced theory
  • Control and submission techniques
  • Intervention techniques
  • Weapons defence
  • Our regular weekly classes have a strong self-defence component. We also offer Self-defence Workshops at our regular location the second Wednesday of most months. These workshops are open to the public to provide an overview and give guests a chance to try basic techniques working with more experienced students.
    Click here for more information about our next workshop.

    Monthly Self-defence Classes: We offer a 2 hour self-defence class in conjunction with Winning Circle Martial Arts in Kanata on the first Saturday of each month from 12:30-2:30 PM. These classes are offered with no membership or long term commitment required. You can register on a month-to-month basis, but advance registration and payment through Winning Circle no later than the preceding Thursday is required.
    Email or call Winning Circle at 613-599-5425 to register. Click here for more information.

    Self-defence Instructor training and certification is available through the 4 Star Self-defence System.

    tags: Let's eradicate fear of the streets with confident, capable people out in our communities! Women's self-defence - kids' self-defence - seniors' self-defence - real world self-defence for every day people First, avoid danger; if that's not possible, minimize the risk of injury and create an opportunity to escape All too often a weapon is turned against a defender; an ineffectual kick or punch is grabbed and the defender is thrown to the ground. Effective self-defence is about awareness & avoidance first, escape & control second & counter-attack only as a last resort. There is more to self-defence than the use of force. In fact the use of force should be the last resort You may not be able to knock out someone twice your size, but you can learn how to escape Street-proofing = awareness;
    Preparation & self-confidence = empowerment Discover your inner warrior! #ProtectYourself! #Confident_&_Safe keywords: self-defence self-defense defence defense grapple ground grappling street safe safety protect protection

    There is more to self-defence than the use of force. In fact the use of force should be the last resort

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