June Membership Meeting: Self Defense Workshop

Empower yourself!! Take control of your life… learn the secrets of personal safety and self-defense!

Women need to make self-protection a greater priority. According to statistics every two minutes a woman in America is raped, and one out of four women will be the victim of a violent crime. Having the delusion that it can’t happen to you or that it’s something that only happens to other people is the kind of attitude predators depend on. The more informed you are, the better prepared you will be in the event you are targeted by a predator. By empowering yourself with knowledge, your fear will not escalate, it will diminish

Mike Russo will be leading us in this Workshop.  Michael Russo, President of Russo’s Pizza Inc, Grand Rapids oldest pizzeria established in 1953 still family owned and operated.

Mike began his martial arts training in 1980 under the direction of Phillip Dunneback who currently holds an 8thdegree black belt and is president of the Western Michigan Martial Arts Association.

Today Mike holds a 4th degree black belt and is an influential instructor within the association. He supplements his training with International trainer Mark Stewart who has direct lineage to Bruce Lee and his Jeet Kune Do system as well as the Lucay Lucay Filipino fighting arts, self defense tactics and street defense.

The Self Defense Seminar will focus on some of the following, which will be a review from our previous seminar.

  1. Mentally Prepare Yourself
  2. Have a Plan
  3. Follow your intuition
  4. Be Aware of Your Surroundings
  5. Don’t Look Like Victim
  6. Be Car Smart
  7. Predict Dangerous and Controlling Behavior
  8. Know Your Strengths & His Weakness
  9. You Have the Right to Fight
  10. Don’t Be Relocated
  11. Stay Alert on Vacation
  12. Be Safe at Home
  13. Prevent Date Rape
  14. Safety in Cyberspace

For those who are interested and willing to participate, this seminar will be more hands on and you will need to have a partner of your choosing.

We will focus on basic and effective self defense techniques which will require a partner.

Most exciting of all will be the “empowerment” portion of the seminar!

We will provide a breakable boards of various strengths to promote and prove the ability everyone has! (the easiest board can be broken by a 5 year old)

90% of self defense is education. Come find out what you can do to protect yourself against attackers.  Looking Forward to Building Confidence!