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FREE Activity for Home School Co-Ops!
Make Sure YOUR Teens Know These Simple “ABCs” of Self-Defense and Street Smarts –Using Our PROVEN Method

With a special seminar JUST for home schooled middle and high school students in Calvert County!

As a homeschooling parent, I appreciate the value of providing a variety of experiences for middle and high school age students.  Especially if those experiences help them to learn important life skills.  And MOST ESPECIALLY if those skills could potentially save their life!

Let's face it, the teen boys and girls in our care may one day find themselves in a dangerous situation that they can’t physically handle. Harassed, bullied, threatened, or worse.  Don't we want them to know how to recognize these types of situations as they are brewing and know how to best respond in order to escape unharmed and without violence?

If you’re like me, your answer is “YES” and “YES!” And you’re going to want to read the rest of this page!

Teens are adventurous and brave.  They can be conscientious hard workers.  They’re nearly always curious, and sometimes wise.

That word, SOMETIMES, is what is scary for us as parents. I mean, one day they can make us so proud – whether by making observations or decisions that seem brilliant for their age, or with caring and compassionate acts for the family or the community.  Then, sometimes on the very same day, they will do or say something that makes us wonder, “What is going on inside this kid’s head????” It’s like they have two brains sometimes – one for wisdom and one for…well who knows?

That’s not to bash them.  They don’t have the life experience you or I have, and these lapses are a normal part of development.  But they sure are SCARY.  We wonder:

“Which brain is going to show up if my kid ends up in a tricky or dangerous situation?”

And even if it is the “wise brain”, our kids, even at their wisest, are not seasoned enough to respond in the best way.  See, to respond is to “think before acting”.  And sometimes, even if the thinking leads to the right action, by the time the thinking is done, the window for action is gone, and it’s too late.
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In these situations, rather than respond, we need to REACT To have a pre-formulated plan and be able to execute it automatically.  And this requires TRAINING.

That’s why I'm offering a Teen & Parent Self Defense Seminar ($199 average value PER PERSON) to your co-op for

Now, besides being such a great value (it's FREE, after all!), let me tell you why you’ll want to get your teens enrolled, at any price.

When most people think about, or teach, self-defense, the gist of the lesson is either a simplistic “poke ‘em in the eyes and kick ‘em in the groin,” or “spend 10 years rolling around on the floor to become a master of my martial art”.  And even though lifelong learning of martial arts is certainly worthwhile (I’ve got over 35 years in), self-defense training is much more involved than having a simplistic plan and much more urgent than 10 years of training allows.  The good news is The Warrior Faction approach promises immediate improvement in ability to avoid and survive potentially violent encounters. We begin with two basic attributes:

Philosophy or “worldview” - We must begin with a solid belief that we are worth protecting and fighting for.  Not that we desire to fight but that our lives matter. To us, to our loved ones, to our community, and to God.  Countless stories are told of this type of worldview being the one thing that has kept people from giving up in terrible situations like war, concentration camps, and hostage situations.  Your teen’s belief in their own worth could save their life.  And rest assured, the worldview I promote to the students is singularly and unashamedly Christian.  I was blessed to be raised by parents who taught me Christ's love.  I was also blessed to receive most of my martial arts training from a teacher who expertly weaved Biblical truth and the love of Christ into each lesson.  This is something I strive to do as well.

Mindset – The collection of thoughts and attitudes we have going into any given situation.  This will include courage, tenacity, and confidence, and MUST be grounded in a sense of competence.  It also includes the ability to remain calm and collected enough to be able to recognize opportunities to make an escape or subdue an assailant.

Once we cover the philosophy and mindset, we break self-defense into an easy to remember “ABC” formula:

  • Awareness – Your teen will learn to be aware of their own strengths and limitations.  Aware of surroundings.  What to watch for using the Seven Foot, 21 Foot, and Nearest Safety Rules. And very importantly, how to use a cell phone in public without diminishing situational awareness (this one skill could be worth the whole price of the seminar!). How many times have we heard victims say, “They came out of nowhere,” “I never saw him coming,” or, “Everything was fine, then he just snapped!”  These statements are all different ways of saying, “I wasn’t aware enough.”  Awareness is a key step in keeping oneself safe.
  • Boundary Setting – Using the awareness gained, the next phase is to set boundaries with those around us.  Your teen will learn to set verbal boundaries when someone is speaking in a threatening or inappropriate way.  Also, they will learn spatial boundaries to keep people they don’t trust at a safe distance.  And last, we learn physical boundaries to keep people from touching us.
  • Combat – This is the final phase of self-defense and is only rarely necessary if your teen has strong Awareness and Boundary Setting skills.  This is the fun part of the class – we practice evasion drills, hit and kick the training equipment, and learn to slip grabs or punches, among other tactics.  The method has been proven by over a dozen military units and government agencies.  It was chosen for BOTH it’s easy learning curve AND it’s effectiveness.  You and your teen will leave having become more effectively able to defend themself.

Again, I'm offering this to the middle and high schoolers in your co-op for FREE.  Just contact me and we'll work out the details!
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