Defend your space
Introduction to Self–defence Seminar
What are the real essentials of self–protection?
Sunday 16th of July 2017, 2pm until 5pm – Instructor, Graham Butcher
This event is suitable for experienced martial artists. Yes, I am sure you can handle yourself but sometimes we need to be reminded that resolving situations harmlessly is better than getting into fights.
This seminar is also appropriate for those with little or no martial arts experience. Most situations are best resolved without hitting people anyway.
The key to managing hostile situations is awareness, together with the ability to keep calm and relaxed. When under pressure it is important to only take action that is absolutely necessary. If you have confidence that the action you could take will be appropriate and effective then it is easier to remain aware, relaxed and calm. It also helps to know the nature of fear. Once you understand the physiological response to threat and danger it is less likely to overwhelm you.
Do I know what I am talking about? I will be drawing on 45 years of training and study of martial arts including 25 years under Ivar Hafskjold. I have experience of working in mental institutions and some rough schools and I have trained with teachers such as Geoff Thompson and Marc McYoung.
We will begin with learning the four principles of what I call Peacock Kung Fu. PcKf is based on observing the behaviour of a peahen I had the privilege of getting to know quite well. Creatures such as peafowl have a very simple but effective approach to keeping themselves safe. If such a system is basic enough for a bird brain to use then it is going to be easy for a human being to understand.
From there we will explore the essential skills for managing conflict situations. It will be basic and simple, nothing fancy and hard to remember. In hostile situations your well being, if not your actual survival, often depends more on what you don't think, say or do than any action you do take.
See the list of topics below and you can get your own pdf copy of Peacock Kung Fu by clicking here and going to the bottom of the page.
Course content will include:
Cost for this seminar is £20,
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