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What is Self-Defense?

Self-defense: n. defense of oneself, or of one's rights or good reputation etc., against attack. Oxford American Dictionary.

Every women can defend herself and is worth defending. Every women knows some self-defense. Taking a class provides more tools and a chance to practice them. Self-defense programs teach a range of self-defense options to choose from. Each women has the right to choose what is the best answer for each situation. Learn to fight back and protect yourself.

Self-Defense is a totally defensive form of protection. In order to use it effectively a person must be in physical contact with the attacker. The effectiveness of the techniques are based on momentum, height, weight,physical build of the attacker and the circumstances of the attack.

Self-defense is realistic proven hands on techniques that work. They are techniques that are based upon the science of automatic reflex reaction that are designed to produce maximum efficiency with minimum force. Many of these techniques are used by the police and military. Self-defense includes physical and non- physical resistance. They are techniques that help build self confidence, are easy to learn and effective. It is not a martial arts class. All moves are designed to be used by people regardless of age, sex and most physical disabilities.

The course taught by Maru Martial Arts is a specially designed program for men and women. It teaches self awareness, street awareness, liability and the law, as well as physical and non-physical resistance. Learn about what the law says about excessive force. All techniques are practiced slowly at first then performed on a fully padded attacker acting out the attack as it it were real. This course is not a Martial Arts course and all participance are asked to wear long pants.

Students are taught about what is and is not appropriate according to the law. The use of excessive force is shown and discussed. The techniques they learn give them self confidence, positive self-image and help them to realize that they do not have to be afraid just because they are females.

Teen self-defense is also taught, Due to the comprehension ability of the student it is taught differently, The techniques that are taught are individualized to the age group and their life style.

With the variety of different types of people taking self-defense, all classes must be individualized.

Maru offers several different programs geared towards self-defense. Specially designed programs can and have been designed to meet the needs of all individuals.

The Loyola Ju-Jitsu Club offers Basic Self-defense through it's program. If you are interested in any other type of course contact Rensei Donna Mathews at damathews@loyola.edu.

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