Steubenville Ninjutsu Self-Defense Combatives
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What? - Practical Self-Defense, Combatives, Ninjutsu, Weapons Training
When? Tu and Th @ 6 PM
Why? Keep Reading....
I am a volunteer with nothing to sell you and no business to keep open. So, I am going to speak some truth here.
I'm 42 years into studying several overlapping martial arts.
A learned a lot of great skills but also a lot of useless fluff.
There are many effective common denominators that overlap in martial arts styles.
The rest is often so embellished and dated that they become useless.
My training has evolved over time to take into consideration my own life experiences and what we can clearly see in street encounters that people have recorded on their phones.
What I learned that mattered the most came from living in a rough area.
Just because you have martial arts training doesn't mean you will ever be able to use it effectively because life doesn't go down the way you plan.
At an early age I spent 10 years of my life living in a bad part of LA without a car.
Spending a lot of time actually walking the streets in surrounding neighborhoods taught me situational awareness, how to avoid danger and how to diffuse situations that could've turned ugly quick.
I'm teaching to give back to the community because the skills that I've learned can help people.
What's it going to do for you? Isn't that the real question.
If you've entertained the idea of learning a martial art perhaps it was to be able to hold your own in a rough situation.
What's a tough a situation that you might find yourself in? For most, people it's getting roughed up by a criminal predator.
That involves you being picked when you appear situationally vulnerable and someone takes you by surprise.
That's not a match which is consensual against someone of comparable size and skill level where a referee will stop the fight.
MMA, Judo, BJJ, Wrestling, Olympic Tae Kwon DO, Boxing- all great sports but if they were actually fighting then they wouldn't all be so different.
These disciplines are not self-defense.
All of these arts work great if the person standing in front of you doesn't know anything and isn't really trying to hurt you.
A lot of people now what to learn ground fighting because it's popular but without thinking of the reality of the context.
Do you really want to go to the ground if you are mugged or raped in public place such as an alley where there might be glass or other hazards on the ground?
What if the person robbing you has friends?
What if they are armed?
Better to stay on your feet so that you can try and run.
The self-defense I teach will train you to free yourself from harm and to get away.
If you practice a combat sport mentioned here, one day when you are too old and slow you will no longer be able to practice.
Without keeping up the skills you will eventually be unable to use them.
In Okinawa and other areas around the world, traditional martial arts based on self-defense have practitioners that continue to practice in their own capacity well into their 70s, 80s and even 90s.
If you can potentially be a victim at any age then you must bring whatever skills you can bring to the table regardless of your age or condition.
Sometimes, life thrusts us in to situations where we have to stand up and fight.
Someone I know who trained in the arts I will teach you was the survivor of a home invasion.
Three attackers broke into his home (got the wrong house) in a drug related vendetta.
He went to get his gun, and it jammed.
He fought back any way he could and got shot several times, but survived.
He survived and was able to disable the attackers until the police got there and arrested them.
What would you do in this situation?
I welcome you to join us where you will find a safe non-competitive way of learning traditional Japanese self-defense.
If you are interested, call the Steubenville YMCA at 740-264-7183.
There is no charge for classes if you are a Y member.