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GO Self‑Defence
Gloucester
Ottawa
Self-Defence &
HupKwonDo
Master Gary Eikenberry, 7th Dan black belt, Chief Instructor
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Real World Self-defence Classes

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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 when available, have a strong self-defence component. We may also offer Monthly Self-defence Workshops on the first Tuesday of most months, 8:00 PM at The Rideau Sports Centre (RSC) in Ottawa and the 3rd Saturday of most months, 12:00 PM at Winning Circle Martial Arts and Wellness Centre in Kanata. These programs are offered with no membership or long term commitment required. You can register on a month-to-month basis, but advance registration and payment is required.

    Click here for more information on Ottawa workshops.   Click here for more information on workshops in Kanata.

    Courses: A six week course tailored to your specific requirements, is also available at your own site by special arrangement. While such a course isn't a substitute for regular training and practice, it allows us to go into greater depth than a workshop and provides a foundation in basic self-defence concepts and techniques. Special focus areas specific to women, youth, seniors or other groups can be incorporated into courses, workshops or classes by request.
    Click here for a sample outline for a 6 session course.

    Upcoming Events

    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

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