Next session is November 18th, North End Rec.
Self Defense class for the young women of Subway Selects Hockey.
Kelli Cruikshank, delivers a self defense class, originally
designed by her husband, a fifth degree black belt. The course begins
with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, then
progresses on to the basics of hands-on training. The course is designed
to deliver, fast, effective, and easy to remember, realistic
It also debunks myths associated with self defense,
and touches on mental preparedness of applying the techniques taught
within the course. In groups, each technique is practiced several times,
as both the attacker and the victim.
Because young women are at
potential risk for relationship troubles, non violent ways of escaping
wrist grabs, hair pulls and choke holds, are also included. These
techniques are taken directly from NVI certification, and was added into
the course, when Kelli completed it two years ago.
utilized his thirty five years’ experience in the art of karate, and
designed a general self defense course, but it was only natural for it
to be fine-tuned it to be specific to women, and instructed by a woman.
So Kelli and Chris worked together to make the content more specific to a
woman audience, including subjects such as intuition and avoidance. The
self defense techniques are still intact.
Throughout the class,
Kelli draws on personal experience, which includes many examples of
“potential dangers” and personal accounts. This is done in a tactful yet
Examples of domestic abuse, sexual assault and
child abduction are used in a respectful manner. Bringing the world
news back to the doorsteps of those around us, seems to have an impact,
and makes the threat of danger a little more believable, as so many
think, “Not around here.”
The creators of this class believes
every woman should have the proper knowledge to defend themselves, but
more importantly, have the confidence to use it.
Kelli has, over
the last decade, has thrived on making women feel powerful and strong.
It was only natural, when the self defense course was created, to ask
the creator to train her, so she could pass this powerful information
onto to as many women as possible.
Please contact me for group, not for profit, and individual rates.