The Modern Combat class was developed as a way to explore the similarities and connections between medieval martial artes and the modern martial art of the gunfight. After our first lesson we discovered none of the students had ever held a gun in their lives, making teaching advanced techniques such as disarms and non-lethal takedowns much more difficult. The curriculum was reworked to address the needs and educate even the most inexperienced students. Airsoft replicas are used to safely teach grip, stance and movement as well as more advanced CQC and CQB techniques. While nothing can substitute instruction from a professional firearms instructor on a range firing a real firearm, using airsoft weapons allows us to focus more on techniques that would be too unsafe to use with real guns on a range, and we can take those techniques with us whether to airsoft, paintball, law enforcement or military uses.
Be S.A.F.E. - Be Secure, Aware, Free and Empowered
The Be S.A.F.E. class is a set of awareness and assertiveness skills with safety strategies and physical techniques that enable someone to successfully escape, resist and survive violent attacks. The course provides psychological awareness and verbal skills, not just physical training.
This Be S.A.F.E. class can help to keep you stay safe! It can increase your options and help you prepare responses to avoid, slow down, de-escalate or interrupt an attack. Self defense does not require a lot of physical strength, if you understand how to use an attacker’s strength against him. You don’t need to be stronger than your attacker, nor do you need to be a black belt to be safe. Learn ways to protect yourself with a 600 year old Italian Martial Art.
Empowerment is the goal of this class. When you feel free and empowered you are better able to go where you need to go and do what you need to do without fear or unease, because you have option
We hear about people who become statistics. Most of you figure it’s not going to happen to you, and you’re right, chances are it won’t. However, while we hope for the best, we want to prepare for the worst. Techniques and a way of analyzing situations that will help you to Be S.A.F.E.
Be safe in the future, while drawing from the strengths of the past.
I've been taking the Be SAFE classes for a while now, and I'm constantly learning something new. I really enjoy the comfortable and safe learning environment Steaphen presents in the class. And he's always willing to stop and answer the "What if this happens ... ?" questions. Plus, the moves we learn to defend ourselves with have also helped me to understand basic body mechanics, and helped to improve my posture and balance in everyday life.