Sunday, June 10, 2012

Personal Self-Defense Clinics

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You may not be able to defend yourself if you are not properly prepared. It requires constant practice to teach muscles to react without thinking in various situations.  Martial artists call this mushin - to react without thinking.  Because of violence in the Phoenix Valley, the Arizona School of Traditional Karate has developed a special clinic for private groups at a minimal price.  This 2-hour clinic (for adults) will teach you the basics of self-defense - how to defend against common grabs, hair pulls, etc and how to use your knees, feet, elbows, hands and fingers for weapons. If you have car keys, you have a good weapon at hand - what other things do you have on your person, at work, home that are considered everyday tools that are useful as weapons? 

After you are taught these simple, but effective techniques, then it is up to you to continue to practice them on your own or in a dojo (martial arts school)setting. We call this our Personal Self-Defense Clinic. This is how it works - schedule a time for yourself and a minimum of nine other people (friends, neighbors, relatives, etc.). Next, collect $25 from each person who plans to attend.  Pay the group fee for the clinic, everyone will next need to sign a release of liability form, and then show up wearing clothes that are comfortable. Your instructor will be Hall-of-Fame inductee and International Instructor of the Year, Soke Hausel, who has taught many dozen such clinics over the past 4 decades.

You will be amazed at what you can do to defend yourself and what things can be used as weapons.

We look forward to meeting you. Konnichi Wa.

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