Project Description

Be a Powerful Force, Not a Victim

Ask yourself this question: Would I be able to fight back and escape if I were attacked?

If you’re a female, you’ve most likely experienced a nervous, sinking feeling when walking alone at night, fearing what’s lurking around a dark corner. Maybe there was a time you thought you were being followed and felt your heart race uncontrollably. The good news is by learning awareness, assertiveness, and verbal confrontation skills, as well as safety strategies and physical techniques you can greatly improve your odds of escaping, resisting, and surviving an attack.

This two hour workshop helps you learn what attackers look for so you can analyze and be aware of potentially dangerous situations. We want to provide you with a variety of simple techniques to maximize your options and increase your preparedness against an attacker. This training will show how to slow down, de-escalate, or interrupt an attack. Like any tool, the more you know about it, the more informed you are to make a decision and to use it.

Topics Covered:

  • Defense against a person grabbing your hands or wrists

  • Defense against a bear hug from the front and rear

  • Defense against a hold or grab from the rear

  • Defense against a choke

  • Defense against an advancing opponent who is approaching to punch

  • Defense against an attacker from the ground position

  • General principals of striking

  • Creating avenues of escape from several disadvantageous positions

Cost: Non-members: $40; Members: $25

For more information please contact us at 502-544-6336 or email info@madelouisville.com

Meet The Instructors

Joe Manning
Joe ManningInstructor
• Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
• Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F)
• 10+ years of coaching/instructing experience
• Black Belt Instructor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with 20+ years training in Martial Arts
• 20+ years on the Police Force utilizing his training in actual conflict situations
Garrett Watson
Garrett WatsonOwner, Instructor
• Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
• Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F)
• Specializes in TSAC for Law Enforcement, Military, and First Responders
• Performed training exercises with US Navy Seals, 101 Air Force Special Tactics Division, FBI, and Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team
• Brown Belt Instructor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with 15+ years training in Martial Arts
• Former MMA Competitor
• Sparring partner for several professional Combat Sports athletes in Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts