Self Defence is a state of mind.
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.
I created four chapters of prgression that I outlined below.
They 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, and how to react when you’re held by the throat (in various possible ways).
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 fighting with a cutting instrument.
7 – 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 the use of punches, kicks, cutting, and blunt instruments and the use of additional tools to defend yourself
6 – Initiation of fight on the ground (The most stressful situation)
6 – The use of your body as a friend to defend yourself or others in a close contact situation.