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Upcoming Self Defense Seminar – 3/29/14

Individuals looking to expand their self defense knowledge may be interested in participating in our seminar scheduled for March 29, 2014.

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Who is the Seminar For?

This seminar is appropriate for all teens and adults regardless of personal background. The content will provide both technical and mental exercises allowing for growth in any participant.

High levels of physical fitness are not required, but participants should be cleared by their doctor for physical activity.

Both women and men are encouraged to participate as the seminar will address the predators likely to target both genders.

What Content Will be Covered?

The content of this program is designed so that each individual can learn more about the self defense risks they are most likely to encounter. The class will be split between discussion and action portions, allowing participants to think about their environment and behavioral patterns as well as take proactive steps to avoid becoming a victim.

The content breakdown is as such (content is liable to change based on attendees and instructor’s guidance of the class):

  • Understanding Predatory vs Social Violenceselfdefense
  • Group Work for Constructing likely Violent Scenarios
  • Understanding the Continuum of Avoidance, De-escalation, and Pro-Active Defense
  • Civilian vs Uniformed Self Defense Discussion
  • Reliable Striking and Control Technique Training
  • Drills to Recognize and Break Freeze Moments
  • Multiple Opponent Escapes

What are the Time/Cost Details?

The program will run Saturday March 29th from 11am-2pm. The cost is as follows:

  • $10 per person for active Castle Rock AIKIDO members.
  • $20 per person for members of the public if pre-paid online.
  • $30 per person if paid the day of the workshop.

The location is Castle Rock Aikido:

185 Caprice Ct
Castle Rock, CO 80109

We recommend you reserve your spot with the form below, especially if you are bringing multiple people.

Comfortable street or exercise clothes are acceptable. Participants will be barefoot on the mat and no jewelry is permitted to be worn. Consider bringing a notebook as well!

Instructor Credentials

The program’s primary instructor will be Matthew Apsokardu, operator of the Castle Rock Karate and Kobudo program. Matthew has been training in Okinawa Kenpo Karate for over 18 years and has helped construct and teach multiple seminars, including the Blue Marsh Rangers Self Defense Program. Matthew is also a member of the Douglas County Community Safety Patrol. Matthew brings a ‘regular guy’ perspective into his teaching and can relate to individuals who aren’t built like linebackers.

This seminar will be assisted by Sean Hannon, Dojo Cho of Castle Rock Aikido. Sean brings years of martial arts experience in both karate and Aikido but also extensive knowledge on human behavior and tendencies. He offers great insight into the non-violent solutions of de-escalation and avoidance.

Reserve Your Spot

Use the form below to reserve your spot in the seminar. Payment can be made upon arrival (checks made to “Castle Rock Aikido”). Reservations via the form below assure you a spot – we cannot guarantee entry to all walk-ins.

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