I AM SAFE TRAINING
For many children school is where they feel safe and protected. Their reality outside school is of a world that is less secure and sometimes even violent.
My mission is to teach children how to defend themselves and to stay alive when attacked. My objective is to make sure that even in a very brutal situation on the street or at home they will be able to survive by using the right strategy, mindset, tools and techniques. Not only will they know how to defend themselves, they will also feel safe, secure and calm within themselves with increased self-confidence and self-reliance.
I spent more than 10 years teaching Combat, MMA, and Krav Maga to individual clients, groups, and schools. These thousands of hours of training and teaching allowed me to create unique, proven content specifically aimed at secondary school students. We are talking about a few days of intense Krav Maga training for your students in your school by me personally. No, it is not magic and they won't become superheroes in two or three days but students will significantly increase their chances to survive when attacked and their self-confidence will radically improve.
The techniques that I teach are simple and easy to remember. After a few hours of training, it becomes an automated body reaction and muscle memory gets imbedded. The automatic freeze or flight response gets replace by a confident fight instinct that will save lives. In my program I focus on different ways of escaping from various holds and chokes while standing or on the ground and surviving a knife attack; all dangerous situations that unfortunately exist in the real world now. To celebrate their achievement, each child receives a self-defence certificate at the end of their training.
Allow me to help your children defend themselves and not become another statistic.
The world is becoming less safe, for example, England and Wales recorded the highest number of knife murders last year since the Second World War, with a total of 285 knife murders – not just stabbed, cut, or threatened with a knife – actually murdered. In America, there were 17,284 homicides, a rate of 5.3 per 100,000 population. In the World Health Organisation's report on the prevalence of fatal and non-fatal violence, interpersonal violence globally resulted in some 475 000 homicides, a rate of 6.7 per 100,000 population.
Rape is endemic and the United Nations' report 'Ending violence against women' estimates that 35% of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner (excluding sexual harassment) at some point in their lives. However, some national studies show that up to 70 percent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. The World Health Organisation found that in Nairobi, Kenya, their 'No Means No' program empowers adolescent girls by teaching them self-defense. A review of the program found an annual decline in sexual assault rates of 38% among the intervention.
I know that assault and rape are not topics people like to discuss. We might prefer to think that it only happens to other people or in other countries. The reality is that without self-defense training, you can only be a defenceless victim, especially if you are a child.
WHAT DO STUDENTS LEARN
Children learn how to avoid and not escalate dangerous situations, how to set their own personal boundaries, and how to behave appropriately if faced with a potentially threatening situation!
Each module can contain between four and six techniques and takes between two and four hours to practice.
STRIKING AND KICKING
HOLDS AND CONTROL ESCAPE
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
I think this unit is important because assault happens to many people everywhere, whether it is in the street or at home we need to know how to defend ourselves and perhaps others.