Real world self-defence classes at the Rideau Sports Centre (RSC) are open anyone who wants to learn and refine self-defence sensibilities, skills and techniques, including experienced martial artists training in any discipline. The techniques we teach and practise are not tied to any specific martial arts system, but drawn from a wide range of sources and are geared to real world situations, employing techniques and strategies anyone can learn and apply.
We start with basic theory and techniques, but just learning a concept or technique is rarely sufficient. Without regular practice you may not be ready to respond appropriately, on demand in a timely manner. Our courses, classes and workshops offer the opportunity to learn and perfect more advanced techniques, but, more importantly, they allow us to review and practise what we've already learned, and, through repitition, program our responses so we don't have to stop and think about what to do, losing critical time. They also offer the opportunity to role play, workshop and problem-solve to test and develop appropriate responses to situations which might be drawn from personal experience, current events or other sources.
Classes are open to everyone. There are no age, gender or level restrictions. Current or previous martial art or self-defence training is welcome but NOT required.
Learn new self-defence skills and techniques or hone those you already have. Class content is tailored to the interests, level and requirements of participants and may include basic and advanced release techniques, ground and throw techniques and situational or freestyle self-defence.
Registration: A six week course is offered at various times throughout the year at our regular location a cost of $$85 for the 6 week course ($60 for members). Find out more on our class information page.
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