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Introduction to Self Defense

INTRODUCTION TO SELF DEFENSE

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Staff who work in particularly high risk situations with the general public. Also staff who may have to contend with gangs, individuals affected by substances, or a real risk of serious assault.

OBJECTIVES

To provide staff with the ability to disengage from the unwanted physical contact of others, and to protect themselves from aggression with minimum risks to the safety of themselves and others.

CONTENT

  • Introductions
  • Advise clients of the remit of the course ie to provide them with an ability to disengage from the unwanted physical contact of others, and to protect themselves from aggression with minimum risks to the safety of themselves and others.
  • Warm up and mobilisation
  • Ensure that clients are sufficiently warmed up and mobilised to participate in technique training.
  • Practice falling to ground with control.

Defence against grabs:

  • Single hand wrist grabs
  • Two hand wrist grabs
  • Single hand grip to throat
  • Two hand grip to throat
  • Single hand lapel grip
  • Two hand lapel grip
  • Front body grab (bear hug)
  • Rear body grab (bear hug)
  • Rear strangle
  • Headlocks

Defence against strikes:

  • Punches
  • Kicks
  • Headbuts

Defence when on the ground:

  • How to adopt an effective defensive posture
  • How to defend and then regain upright position
  • Self-defence and the law
  • Defining reasonable/ minimum force.
  • Physiological and psychological responses to aggression and violence.
  • A discussion of the stress that violence and confrontation can have on the human body.

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