NOVA Self Defense provides education and training for confrontations and violent attacks.
CrossFit Defense Recap
Over this past weekend I had the opportunity to help out with the CrossFit Defense course taught by Tony Blauer. CrossFit Defense is a one-day self-defense specialty course based on the same program that we use for teaching our seminars (S.P.E.A.R./Personal Defense Readiness). Every time I attend a session taught by Coach Blauer I learn something new, gain perspective, and ultimately become a better coach.
Two of the unique take-aways from this course were:
You don't have to be a fireman to know how to use a fire extinguisher.
Simply put, you don't need to practice three times a week for 20 years to be able to defend yourself.
You can never know the psychological impact that fighting back will have on the bad guy.
This statement followed a drill where the participants partnered up, grabbed their partner's arm and controlled their partner's elbow, forcing their partner's elbow to strike them in the forehead. Then they repeated the drill two more times, slightly more speed and impact each time. Even though the drill was done slowly and with control, everyone agreed that it hurt more than they expected and had a jarring effect.
Self Defense Seminar PDR/S.P.E.A.R.
Saturday July 20th 1:30-5:00pm Crossfit Adaptation, $80
We are excited about this course. We have been diligently refining our drills and teaching methods to give you the best training possible in the shortest amount of time. We have added and integrated new content and this course is 30 minutes longer than our usual course!