Self-Defense Seminars

Learn the basics of self-defense in a comfortable, low-impact environment.
  • Company team-building event
  • As part of a company “health fair”
  • School function
  • Part 1 of a girls'-night-out

Some statistics:

  •   1 in 4 women will be raped or sexually assaulted in their lifetime.
  • Most attackers will give up if they think they cannot succeed (in abduction, rape, etc) within 2-3 minutes.
  • Of the women who chose to resist an attacker fewer than 9% sustain injuries more than a cut or a bruise.
  • Workplace violence accounted for 18% of all violent crime between 1993 to 1999. At work or on duty, U.S. residents experienced over 1.7 million violent victimizations annually, including 325,000 aggravated assaults, 36,500 rapes, 70,000 robberies, and 900 homicides.

Learn about:

  • Creating & maintaining awareness of your surroundings
  • Verbal de-escalation
  • Strategies for avoiding confrontation
  • Most important weapons for self-defense
  • Considering exit and entry strategies
  • Simple example physical practice (intensity & duration can be adjusted; 5 minutes to several hours)

Offering customized one-off self-defense seminars and weekly classes (starting soon).

Instructor: Jon Keeling has been seriously involved in the martial arts for well over 30 years and began teaching Karate in 1984 and self-defense in 1989. Keeling Sensei lived in Japan for 8 years, where he honed his technical skills. In addition to his study of traditional Karate, Mr. Keeling has studied Aikido and other martial arts. An author of over 100 articles relating to Karate, he has an international reputation as one of the foremost experts in both traditional Karate as well as practical applications of the martial arts.


Subpages (1): Self-Defense Tips