Safe and Sound Self-Defense

NEW! Safe and Sound SELF-DEFENSE

Instructor: Sensei David Adams
(3nd degree black belt)

Sensei David Adams began his study of karate in 1994 under the tutelage of Grandmaster Soshu Shigeru Oyama (10th degree) at World Oyama Headquarters in New York City, where he received his Black Belt. He later continued his training with one of Soshu’s students – Shihan Michelle Gay (​5​th degree) – and obtained his third degree.
He is a founding member and senior instructor at Karate-Do Ken Wa Kan, an independent dojo in Manhattan where he regularly teaches classes for children and adults. He also instructs at PS 11 as part of the after school program.

Sensei David has been practicing Aikido for ten years at Hal Lehrman Shihan’s dojo (7th Dan) and strives to integrate the principles of this Art in everything he does.
He’s been twice invited to teach self defense seminars in Lisbon, Portugal.​ He co-teaches the Safe and Sound Self Defense Seminar with Shihan Michelle Gay as a regular part of the International Student Visa Program at Broadway Dance Center.

Basic Self-Defense is a 10 Class program that will enable the participants to understand how to best protect their physical integrity, considering not only the circumstances of given danger situations, but each participant’s physical abilities (and limitations), and their mental/emotional disposition.

Over the course of 10 classes:

We will focus on:
1. Expanding danger perception in order to, first and foremost, avoid potential conflict
2. Options available under given danger circumstances
3. Exploration of physical techniques for potential use in real confrontation situations
4. Role-playing (with “attacker” and “victim” in different circumstances), for better understanding and practical readiness, in case of danger

Ultimately – what to DO in order to BE / FEEL more competent in your own defense.
Each class will contain the opportunity for participants to confront specific scenarios to which they wish to learn defense possibilities i.e. attacks from behind, chokes, hair grabs, ground fighting, knife defense etc.

The 10 Week Self-Defense Course: November 14th – February 13th
Fridays November 14th & 21st, December 5th & 19th, January 9, 16, 23, & 30 and February 6th & 13th – 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Single Class-$25 (drop in)
1O Class Course & Safe and Sound Seminar $249 (You Save $50)
Safe and Sound Workshop Only-$50/$25for students with valid ID
10 Class Course: $225

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