Program Self-Defense

Self Defence is a state of mind.

Starting a journey or not is a personal choice and we’re the only person responsible for our decisions.

Are we always ready to face the truth about ourselves?
I often hear I’m too old, too urbanised, I don’t have the time, I’m too….and so on.
My answer is then: “Have you tried?” Most of the time this is a No and that statement is then followed by a “BUT….”.

Learning self-defense technics is totally useless if you’re not ready for it. This is the aim of the first 3 chapters.

To move toward this state of mind is a reliable journey to learn about your own desire to feel better, to manage stressful situations, and in extreme conditions, to survive.

These four chapters I outlined below are a way to invite you into this journey to meet yourself and to face what you still need to emphasise to have a better knowledge of yourself.


Chapter one (indoor mats and floor, 4 hours): invitation to know yourself (soma) in order to use what is necessary for today’s life or during a stressful situation.

1 – The difference between learning self-defense in a comfy place and the street reality
2 – Becoming aware of the body tension to increase efficiency in movements
3 – Wakening of the primal reflexes
4 – Moving on the floor with ease
5 – Assessing your stress level
6 – How to understand joints and limbs limits in order to learn to control ourselves and someone else
7 – How to fall on the ground (first step)
8 – Don’t rely on your strength but use the other person’s energy.

Chapter two (indoor mats and floor 3 hours session): Introduction to technics used based upon who you are so that you get the best out of yourselves
1 – Wakening your very first instinct when you’re are grabbed by an unexpected/undesired person
2 – Controlling someone with joint movements, the physical limit for yourself and the other person
3 – What to do once you’re on the ground (escape strangulation and reaction against punches)
4 – How to become friends with the gravity force (How to fall on the ground, the second chapter)
4 – How to use someone else energy (In reaction to a push, punch, hit with a stick, or a blunt instrument)
8 – Introduction to strangling, throwing, limb-locking
9 – Introduction to the first Kuatsu/Kappo ( Translated as is the medical art of the restoration of life.)

Chapter three (inside and outside mats and floor 3 hours session): In this chapter, we will put a practice all the preparation we went through in the previous chapters to get ready in more realistic situations.
1 – How to cope with the psychological impact if you succeed to come out of an extreme situation.
2 – Be aware of the physical pain if you have to defend yourself or someone you don’t know.
3 – Wakening your very first instinct when you are in close contact with someone else
4 – Controlling someone with joint movements
5 – Outside, it is raining, the ground is rough and there are no mats, learn how to use the environment to your advantage, how to fall, and use the fall as a way to solve a critical situation.

6 – Introduction to the second set of Kuatsu/Kappo ( Translated as is the medical art of the restoration of life.)

Chapter four outside regardless of the weather condition (4 hours session): This is an invitation to put into practice all the foundations and lighten the path where we need to progress with a clear understanding of what we are.
1 – Can you face real-life threatening situations or do you think you might give up?
2 – Up to what level of paint would you go to save your physical and psychological integrity?
3 – Knowing how to relax and relaxation, not a strong weapon but a very powerful and the most efficient one
4 – Outside the ground has the be your friend
5 – Introduction to punches, kicks, and the use of additional tools to defend yourself
7 – The use of your body as a friend to defend yourself or others in a close contact situation.

SHIAÏ

Shiai involves 3 judokas. One of the three is the judge who carefully watches the work of the other 2 judokas. These 3 people are committed to creating an IPPON.
The judge’s task is to set a pace that reflects his conviction and concentration and his ability to anticipate action. The judge has the responsibility to keep the other 2 judokas in making a clear and unambiguous decision that must be made in the present moment.
The judge remains an active participant in the Shiai.

Shiai is the opportunity to look at each other. There are always 2 winners unless one of the 3 people cannot see the way forward.