Intro to Self-Defense
HOW TO GET STARTED
Our Intro to Self-Defense class practices under the Indonesian style martial art called Pukulan. Pukulan is a style of the Indonesian martial art known as Silat. The name Pukulan comes from the Indonesian word to strike and means “a series of blows with returning hands and feet”. Pukulan practitioners throw rapid whip style strikes out of flowing movement derived from four animal styles of monkey, tiger, crane and snake. These old traditional styles hearken back to a time when practitioners found strength in a connection with the natural world by embracing animal movements. These may be some of the oldest martial arts surviving into modern times.
Students in the intro course focus on strength and conditioning followed by stance work and striking to pads. These are the foundations of self-defense. Kuntao training refines and builds upon this foundation. Students train applied self-defense moves practiced in many different scenarios.
Intermediate students move into the Pukulan system of Silat. In this phase of training, students practice forms to instill a library of movement with applications. We also introduce the animal styles of monkey, tiger, crane, and snake- each having it's own characteristic movement and attitude. In more advanced training, the practitioners integrate the physical and mental techniques in free flow fighting.
3 weeks of training (9 sessions) on Monday, Wednesday (evenings 6:30 - 7:30pm) AND Saturday (mornings 11 - 12pm) OR Tuesday, Thursday (mornings 11:30 - 12:30pm) AND Saturday (mornings 11 - 12pm).
New sessions starts every three weeks.
*Our Intro to Self-Defense Fu program also includes access to our Muay Thai Kickboxing classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Next Intro Dates:
March 14 – April 4
April 5 – April 25
April 26 – May 16
May 17 – June 10 - (No classes on May 27 and 29, Memorial Day Weekend)
June 7 – June 27
June 28 – July 20 - (No class on July 4 – and the Mon / Wed folks finish on July 17)
July 19 – Aug 9
Fierce and Fearless
Women's Self-Defense Workshop
Women's Self Defense classes are condensed into a 3 hour class where women learn the basics of self-defense.
Connect to your strength and have it reflected in everything you do. Learn to trust your awareness, assess situations rapidly, and act on your own behalf. Role-plays and pad drills give you the opportunity to strike with full power, speed, and commitment. In just 3 hours you will have the confidence and practical skills to create effective boundaries and respond immediately to real life situations.
With guidance from certified instructors, you will learn to recognize and respond to threatening behavior with strong, assertive body language and verbal self-defense skills.
This positive and supportive self-defense workshop is designed for women and girls 12 and older.
*We hold workshops once a month on Saturdays from 2 - 5 p.m. Click on "register here" to see workshop dates.