Basically speaking, self-defence is a countermeasure that involves defending the health and well-being of oneself or loved ones from harm, being physical, verbal or psychological abuse. The use of the right of self-defence as a legal justification for the use of force in times of danger is available in many jurisdictions, but the interpretation varies widely from place to place. We base our program on quick and effective responses to all sort of attacks, keeping in mind the means at our disposal.
Not all people manages the ability of a quick response especially if they have never been taught the basics of self-defence, and a consequence of that, they may suffer physical harm in the process.
We compromise on the needs of the individual, by testing and placing the student on different scenarios that may prove hard to come out of unscathed. After that, she or he may be shown a large range of defensive skills that may hopefully help when involved in a serious situation.
Physical self-defence is the use of physical force to counter an immediate threat of violence. Such force can be either armed or unarmed, or whatever the case may be. In many cases, the chances of success depend on a large number of parameters, related to the severity of the threat on one hand, but also on the mental and physical preparedness of the defender (here is where we come in)
Many styles of martial arts are practised for self-defence, ours include self-defence techniques. Some styles train primarily for self-defence, while other martial or combat sports can be effectively applied for self-defence. Some martial arts train how to escape from a knife or gun situation, or how to break away from a punch, while others train how to attack or both like in our case. To provide more practical self-defence, our martial arts schools now use a combination of martial arts styles and techniques, and we will customise self-defence training to suit the participants' lifestyles, occupations, age groups and gender, and physical and mental capabilities.
Armed (well, sort of)
A wide variety of weapons can be used for self-defence. The most suitable depends on the threat presented, the victim or victims, and the experience of the defender. Legal restrictions also greatly influence self-defence options. In many cases there are also legal restrictions.
While in some countries firearms may be carried openly or concealed expressly for this purpose, there are also places like Australia where we hold tight restrictions on who can own firearms, and what types they can own. Knives, especially those categorised as switch-blades may also be controlled, as may batons, pepper spray and personal stun guns and Tasers - although some may be legal to carry with a licence or for certain professions.
We teach the individuals to use any article that may provide them with an escape in a tight situation. No two attacks will be exactly the same, and no two scenarios will be related to one another in most cases. We teach self awareness, street-wise demeanour, locks and releases, plus an array of karate techniques proven to be effective.
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