The recent school shootings have placed renewed emphasis on safety in educational environments and many organizations are choosing to take a more proactive stance. Safety training has always been a priority for schools but many districts lack the expertise or funding to run these programs themselves. Many school safety plans incorporate lockdown drills, but few give instruction on what to do if you are confronted by an attacker face to face in the hallway. Empowering school employees to react under extreme situations is the focus of this seminar. This is not a firearms-based program, but rather a self-defense program that teaches school employees to defend themselves in their everyday work environment.
The seminar begins with an overview of research done on recent school attacks and the social violence phenomenon, including the psychology of perpetrators. Students will then learn basic self-defense stances and how to manage contacts with suspicious individuals. They will participate in partner drills where they will learn to block strikes and counter with defensive techniques. They will practice defenses against arm grabs, choke holds, and individuals armed with guns and knives. The approach taught for dealing with an assailant involves disrupting their thought process, which includes throwing objects and fighting back. Students will discuss optimizing the physical layout of their school for defensive purposes and learn how to use common, readily available items to protect themselves.
Free Self Defense Seminar to School Teachers and Staff Members
"Self Defense Against Criminal Attack for School Employees"
Established Dec. 4, 1946
Saturday, March 30th, 2013
10 AM - 3 PM (includes lunch break)
Free to local school employees.
Pre-registration is required.
Class size is limited to (12) students to allow
for individualized attention and plenty of
practice repetitions of critical skills.
For more information or to pre-register:
Linda Tubbs 740-361-7281