West Martial Arts
DEFENSE AND PERSONAL SAFETY IN THE MODERN WORLD
CLASSES AT CORNELL
What will I learn and how will it help
Essential Skills of Practical Self Defense and Personal Safety
Environmental Awareness - One
of the keys to prevention is understanding the character of the environment
your in, and how it can affect you and your safety. You will learn
methods to secure your own environment and how you may be able to
utilize your surroundings to your advantage in a self defense situation.
Learn to identify a potentially dangerous scenario and how to possibly
A Predator - Quick assessment of a potential attacker and recognizing
level of the attackers state of mind is crucial to your survival and
will also determine your legal rights for “use of force”
Knowledge Of How And Where to Strike Your Attacker - Self Defense
is not about fighting, practical self defense is about disabling your
attacker for one reason and one reason only: Your escape and survival!
You’ll learn what works and what doesn’t.
4. Experiencing Performance Under Pressure
- Learn the methods of internal communication that could save your
life. Your self talk could be the essential element that saves your
life. We have all seen the look of fear, failure, confidence, and
success in a person. Confidence is a look, and it is your physiology,
more than anything else that determines how a predator looks at you.
In fact, did you know that your physiology influences your belief
in yourself and others more than any other form of communication.
The last thing most predators want is an alert, self confident, empowered
victim. Learn how to project confidence, even when your afraid.
Explosive Power On Your Attacker - The secret to using your
full body weight and the application of torque to multiply the power
of your defense. Learn the ways the experts in the martial arts use
their bodies “natural weapons” with devastating results.
We will practice some of the most effective techniques until they
are second nature.
But Not Done - What would you do if you were tackled or knocked
to the ground? What if the attacker continues to assault you from
a standing position? ...or jumps on top of you and strikes you repeatedly?
The reality is most people don’t know how to defend themselves
from the ground, yet often this is where you may end up. This course
will teach you how do defend yourself from the ground.
To Do After I am Attacked Or Witness A Violent Crime - What
steps you can take to help yourself recover physically and emotionally
if you are attacked. Learn also, how to aid in the capture of the
person guilty of an assault or other violent crime on yourself or
others. Most criminals are brought to justice by an accurate description
and profile by the victim or other witnesses.
The Class Objective
SELF DEFENSE AND PERSONAL SAFETY
IN THE MODERN WORLD
The ability to defend oneself and the strength and confidence that
are developed with it, are not mysterious secrets that take years
to learn and apply. They are learned through a progressive training
program that when properly followed develops the individual’s
ability to defend themselves, increases awareness, as well as strength
and self confidence.
Using modern training equipment and up-to-date teaching methods, Kevin
Seaman; world renowned martial artist and authority on personal safety,
will guide you to become more prepared to survive the violence of
a modern world. The class provides the opportunity to learn a system
of practical, proven self defense techniques, and educate the individual
in the strategies of personal safety and awareness. This system is
a composite based on over 30 years experience, including powerful
street self defense, unarmed weapons defense, defense from the ground,
abduction resistance, effective use of your environment, and defense
tools found in our everyday world. Don’t be a helpless victim
of a violent attack. Learn to protect yourself and your loved ones.
" It is my educated opinion through over 35 years of serious
martial arts training that I can teach anyone to defend themselves
effectively if they follow the steps I outline and practice the simple,
effective techniques I teach. I don't believe anyone has the right
to infringe upon or threaten your safety or happiness, and I will
show you how to protect that"
-Sifu Kevin Seaman
Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-4:15 pm @ Bartel's Gym(442-607)
COURSE FEE: $99.00
This is What the Students
This class is amazing. The techniques
we learned are perfect for defending yourself in the real world! This
class is a combination of many forms of martial arts, except only
the useful ones for the real world were taught to us.
This class was excellent. There
are so many simple, yet effective techniques that one can do, but
doesn't know, to be safe in the real world.
This is a wonderful class that
opened my eyes both to the dangers of the world and how to avoid/
escape them. It taught me to be more aware of myself and my surroundings.
In a way, it made me more fearful because I now know dangers, but
I feel confident because I now know ways to protect myself. The class
integrates both physical and mental, which is good. You really work
on techniques to use and learn how variable they are. For example,
if you can’t knee the groin you can knee something else. It
is a great worthwhile class.
I thought our class size was optimal. I thought the skills you taught
us were very useful and you had a lot of patience for beginners which
was really good. I had a lot of fun and I’m very glad I took
the class. Stories were good. Nice to keep everything in perspective
and increase our personal awareness.
I really enjoyed taking self defense
and personal safety in the modern world. It taught me basic self defense
moves that every person should know.
I found that after learning some very basic techniques I felt considerably
more comfortable in situations, especially when out with friends at
night. The anecdotes and the instruction really made a difference
in how I perceive and assess my surroundings.
I enjoyed the course a lot and recommend it to anyone. You learn a
lot about practical defense techniques that work. You will be amazed
at the power you can generate with your body and the variety of options
you have in defending yourself.
Kevin Seaman is a qualified instructor- he teaches useful techniques
and explains them well, while making the class fun.
I found this a helpful self defense course because the techniques
that were taught were simple but both practical and useful. The emphasis
of teaching skills for all types of people, rather than giving advantage
to particular physical types was a positive aspect of the course.
This course and the techniques it teaches are a must have for anyone
who is ever in a position of possible danger. This means pretty much
anyone. Not only did I learn a lot of skills that I can use if I’m
ever attacked, but I also learned about when to use them and when
not to. I also learned about how to help avoid situations like that.
All in all, I left the class more aware of the world around me, and
better able to face my fears.
I really enjoyed the class! I feel I’ve learned many useful
skills! Thanks for the great semester
This class definitely inspires me to take more self defense/ martial
arts courses! I’m sure that the skills I’ve learned here
will come in handy, even if it is just to get away from my big sister!
On a more serious note, I will have greater sense of self-awareness
when I am doing field work.
I would definitely recommend taking the course if you’re interested
in self-defense. I learned a lot of practical and easy moves that
have given me the confidence and knowledge I’d need in a situation
that required me to defend myself. The instructor was enthusiastic
and very focused on safety. He’s also patient and organized.
Lot’s of fun! the techniques I learned helped build my confidence
in potentially dangerous situations.
I got a lot more out of the course than I expected. Initially I just
thought I would be taught how to fight back, but in the end I learned
not just how, but when to fight back. I also enjoyed the stories a
lot, they made good points and were interesting.
A well rounded course in practical self-defense.I would highly recommend
this course to anyone. We live in a scary world and I felt this class
made me more aware of some of the scary aspects that are sometimes
overlooked. There are simple things we don’t think about such
as getting a lock changed when moving into a new apartment. I feel
more prepared and more confident when walking around a scary area
because I know I have the potential to protect myself if threatened.
I felt the review aspect of the course helped a lot and I felt like
all the material and skills were presented in such a way that it was
easily understood and executed. Thank you very much for giving me
I enjoyed this course immensely. It taught me easy to use, easy to
learn techniques and gave me the instruction, skills and know-how
to apply them with confidence.
This course was very informative, fun, physical and practical we not
only learned physical techniques to protect ourselves but also learned
about various things we should be aware of to keep ourselves safe.
The instructor was patient and enthusiastic about the learning process.
I definitely recommend this class to anyone interested in martial
arts, looking for applications of what you’ve learned. I was
able to apply many techniques that I learned in boxing. Also I got
a nice glimpse of what other martial arts have to apply to practical