NOVA Self Defense provides education and training for confrontations and violent attacks.
Self Defense Tips
Carrying a Weapon for Self-Defense:
Guns, knives, tasers, and bear traps. Whatever your style, some people seem to just be obsessed with weapons.
A dangerous thought belief is that carrying a weapon automatically makes you "safer." Some people tend to relax or ignore utilizing their awareness and avoidance skills just because they have a gun or a knife on them. Taking the abandoned alleyway or being rude and challenging someone for a parking spot is suddenly ok.
Another flawed thought process is: ... If I am threatened, I can take out my gun or knife and the person will back down or run away... That may happen, but what if they don't run away? Is the person a lethal threat? If yes- are you prepared and properly trained on how to effectively use your weapon? Will you be able to articulate why you made that decision to the police or in court?
If you pull a lethal weapon in a not-yet-lethal situation that could be considered "brandishing a weapon." The bad guy could then attack you and claim self-defense!
The take-away: Carrying a weapon as an additional self-defense option is a reasonable decision only if you responsibly train how to effectively access your weapon under stress and understand the possible repercussions of your actions.
Upcoming Training Opportunities
PDR Intro Self-Defense Seminar
When: Sunday June 17th 11:30am-3:30pm Where: Ballston Crossfit 1110 N. Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA Cost: $80 prepay Register Here
This course is an excellent introduction to the fundamentals of Personal Defense Readiness. In this seminar begins with a thought-provoking lecture on awareness, self-defense concepts, mindset, an fear management. In the physical portion of the session you will learn and apply some basic close-quarter strikes. Most importantly, you will learn essential skills on how to weather ambush attacks and get back into the fight. This course concludes with the attendees having the opportunity to try out what they learned in replicated scenarios against instructors simulating realistic, violent attacks wearing impact reduction suits.
Coming Soon 2-hour workshops:
Knife and Gun Defense
Learn options for dealing with an attacker using a gun or knife when you are unarmed. How do these attacks happen? How can you defend yourself? Cost: $40/person
Women's Self Defense - Level 2
-Defeating the ambush -Review and practice of striking skillsScenario training -Practice what you have learned against instructors wearing impact reduction suits Cost: $40 per person
We want to hear from you!
If you are interested in attending either of these, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, in the subject line write "Womens Self-Defense," or "Gun/Knife." Once interest is established we will schedule these courses.
Interested in taking your traning to the next level?
Experienced students who want more intense traning are urged to contact us. We will set you up with like-minded athletes for advanced, small-group sessions.