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Ice and Fire Stav Martial Training in Beverley Spring 2019

In January, February and March there will be three seminars exploring different levels of self-defence and close quarter combat. These can be treated as stand alone events or as taster sessions before commiting to training at the regular class on a Monday evening in Beverley.

What is Practical Self–defence?

The important thing to remember about self-defence is that, if you get to the situation where you are sorting the problem out by hitting someone, then something has gone seriously wrong. All that most people need for self-defence are four simple things: Be aware of who and what is around them. Know how to judge a safe distance from a potential threat. Create or find safe environments for rest and sleep. Be willing to take appropriate action to escape from a threat should it be necessary. These principles are all covered in my free pdf booklet entitled 'Peacock Kung Fu'. You can receive a copy by opting in below.

However, there are skills worth learning directly from an experienced teacher. Please see the details of the seminars below.

Saturday 26th of January, 10am to 1pm

Introduction to Practical Self–defence

This seminar will cover the four principles of Peacock Kung Fu as listed above. We will do some role play to practice developing awareness. There will be training in how to judge distancing and the use of five postures in order to manage distance if an antagonist is attempting to close on you. You will learn one simple posture which can be used to neutralise common attacks.

We will also explore breaking away from a dangerous situation and how to push someone out of your space. We will also look at what to do if you find yourself on the floor during a confrontation, not a good place to be, but we will look at a good way to respond.

I will be holding this seminar twice on the 26th.

Introduction to Self–defence for Parents and Children

10am until 1pm Training for parents and children. Learn with your child and practice the essentials with them at home. Space for 4 adults with up to 2 children each. Minimum child age 9 years, maximum 14 years. Cost per family group £15

Please book here as a family

Introduction to Self–defence for Adults

2pm until 5pm Training for Adults (15 years and upwards) Cost per adult £15

Space for a maximum of 6 people training.

Please book here

Saturday 16th of February, 10am to 1pm

Introduction to Close Quarter Combat (CQC)

Introduction to Close Quarter Combat (CQC) Fighting is not a recommended activity but there may be occasions when you have no choice. Or, you may just want to know what might be possible if you knew what you were doing. CQC should be very simple and, if all you learn is why avoiding trouble is almost always the best thing to do, the seminar will still have been worth while.

This seminar will be best suited to those who have some experience of martial arts, have been training with me in the past or have at least attended the Introduction to Self-defence seminar in January.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • The importance of being able to use the five postures for managing distance.
  • Close range striking using fist, palm, forearm, elbow, knee and feet.
  • How to use your antagonist's body as your weapon
  • Simple takedowns
  • Using AIM (combining Action, intention and movement) for simplicity and maximum effect
  • Introduction to Five Principles Knife Defence
  • Maximum 6 people training

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    Saturday 23rd of March, 10am to 1pm

    Introduction to CQC force multipliers, use of the tein and cudgel

    In other words use of short and medium length sticks, alternative names, baton and walking stick. A force multiplier means something that enhances the reach, resilience or hardness of your hands without being inherently dangerous in itself. A weapon, such as a knife, sword or gun, by contrast can do considerable damage accidentally just as a consequence of mishandling. A force multiplier, by contrast, will only usually do damage if you intend to hurt and make the effort to do so.

    Training with a stick means learning how to use a simple piece of wood in CQC. This training may also be preparation for using an edged weapon, without the danger of live blades. Or, the movements and body mechanics may be applied without weapons once the principles of using such training aids have been learned.

    In this seminar we will consider the attacking weapons to be something potentially deadly, dagger, knife, sword or matchete (although represented by sticks in training) and the defence will be with actual force multipliers. We will also experiment with applying the body mechanics practiced in each drill with bare hands.

    Topics to be covered will include:

  • Cudgel strikes and thrusts
  • Using AIM to block, evade and intercept and disarm
  • Tein disarming a drawn weapon
  • Four stabbing attacks and how to deal with them
  • Intercepts and takedowns
  • Finally, applying the lessons of AIM and body mechanics learned with these force multipliers to unarmed CQC
  • Maximum 6 people training

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