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Unarmed Self Defense

$300 per student

No matter where you go, you can always have the self defense tools you were born with! Unarmed Self Defense is a must for anyone who wants to increase his or her self defense options. And it is a highly recommended self defense class for women and teens, since they are the most likely group to encounter grabs, chokes, and holds with the greatest disparity of force during violent assaults.

At the end of this two-day class you will be able to stun and disable an attacker of greater size and strength than yourself and escape to safety. You will learn the self defense system taught to U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets). This is a coherent system of techniques selected for their simplicity, effectiveness, and ease of learning.

You will progress from doing techniques "in the air" and against striking bags, to striking anatomically correct dummies. Eventually you will apply full force, full speed techniques against a live attacker in a specially designed suit.

This self defense class is an excellent choice for both those who are unwilling or cannot carry a firearm and for those that need to augment their firearms skills. If you carry a gun, learn how to not have to use it! This simple system will give you fight stopping techniques that will work regardless of your size, strength, or physical condition.

Subjects Covered:

  • Natural body weapons
  • Striking principles and vital target selection
  • Control of space, time, and distance
  • Defenses against punches and kicks
  • Defenses against holds, grabs, arm bars, and bear hugs
  • Defenses against multiple attackers
  • Fighting from the ground
  • Physical and psychological stress reactions
  • Incident avoidance and prevention
  • Legal considerations
  • Combat mindset

You may also register by calling [425] 827.2552 or by email



Required Equipment:

Lightweight, comfortable clothing with long sleeves and long pants; Court shoes, wrestling shoes, or no shoes. You will be working in close contact with other students, so good grooming is appreciated.

Dates & Locations

Issaquah, WA
November 01 - 02, 2014
Time: 8am-6pm
Instructor: Greg M. Hamilton, Chief Instructor
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Student Testimonials

I had no idea what to expect when my Mother invited me to join her for Unarmed Self Defense over Mother's Day weekend. I knew it would be good information; however I had no idea how *awesome* I would feel after completing the course! The instructor Nick Collins was great, giving a balanced dose of instruction, practice, and real life application. He also made sure all of our questions were answered and we understood the material thoroughly. The techniques are something that anyone can use, regardless of their physical build or previous training. I feel so empowered now that I have the basic skills to identify threats, deescalate and defend myself without a weapon. I think it's reasonable to say that every woman deserves this kind of high-quality training! We'll be back for more!

    ~ Hope M., Edmonds, WA
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many students will be in the class?
A: Normally we limit the class size based upon the facility available and the number of coaches we have. Generally the maximum number of students is about 20.

Q: I am not in very good shape, will this be a problem in class?
A: Parts of the class are very physical, but you may opt out of the portions that you do not feel comfortable doing.

Q: I have previously studied a martial art, will that help me?
A: Having a good foundation of physical skills will make it easier for you to learn new skills, but it is not required.

Q: Do we do any sort of warm-up or conditioning exercises in class?
A: Stretching and conditioning are not are part of the class. Since we only have 20 hours we do not have enough time for a conditioning regimen like you would find in a traditional martial arts class. Students may stretch and warm up as they choose before we begin training.

Q: What should I wear to class?
A: Generally it would be better if you wore something closer to your normal every day clothing rather than workout attire. Athletic shoes or lightweight hiking boots are the best choice for new students.