Group classes are a fun and exciting way to work out, train, and learn a martial art.
Students in the group class come from different levels and different backgrounds. As such, beginners, intermediate, or experienced people are able to learn something new every class while getting a great workout. Most importantly, having a great time learning the attributes of different edged weapons (knives), impact weapons (sticks, batons, clubs), and hand to hand techniques for self defense
This can be great way to be introduced to different aspects of a martial arts system or focus on specific techniques or concepts you can use to improve your skills or your martial art's club skills. Topics that have been taught in the past but certainly open to be covered:
- Edged and Impact Weapon Training (Knives, sticks, clubs, batons, and improvised weapons)
- Self Defense Training (Women's self defense, improvised weapons)
- Overview of Bahad Zubu Esrima and Kali Ilustrisimo concepts (Sword, Stick double stick, espada y daga)
"Guro Fred and Guro Mark of Bahad Zubu do a great job at explaining the basics of self defense, we really enjoyed having them at our school and will have the back again!" - Master John Bednardski
“If I'd known learning to defend myself would be this easy to start I would've done it years ago.”
I always painted martial arts classes to be these crazy, tough things (and kind of intimidating too). I mean you wear these uniforms and have to bow to people and it just really didn't seem like my kind of thing.
After starting Self-Defense, I realize it's kind of the “rebel” of martial arts. You DON'T have to wear a uniform - just bring comfy gym clothes. There's also no bowing or anything else that makes martial arts seem unapproachable. Guro's Mark and Fred make everything easy to understand and a challenge at the same time!
It's totally raw and REAL. You don't learn anything that you don't need. You only learn what you will help you in a real world situation, and nothing less. Honestly, you just show up, have a ton of fun, and immediately start learning how to defend yourself. I mean after day one you already feel more confident. - Jennifer H.
“I will never be scared again.”
The other night I was out with a couple friends. Some guy who had too much to drink came up to us and start talking some serious trash. He seemed really hostile, like he might start a fight with us too.
The thing is, even though I was with 4 other guys... I locked up. It was like I froze. The way the guy was yelling and waving his arms around just caught me off guard, and I was worried for myself and my friends. I felt really embarrassed afterward. Ashamed. As a man, you feel like you should be this “Rambo” guy who can handle himself. I don’t wanna be Rambo or anything, but I at least want to know that I can defend myself.
I haven't been taking Self-Defense for very long. But even with the short amount of time I’ve been learning - I know for a FACT that if anything like that ever happened again, I’d be able to defend myself and my friends.
I don’t mean to say I wanna go around picking fights or anything. But sometimes fights find you. And if another one ever does - I'll feel safe, for myself and whoever I'm with. - Josh C.
“This is real-world stuff that anyone can use successfully.”
I've tried other forms of martial arts, like Tae Kwon Do and Kung Fu. While I think those have their strengths - none of them ever clicked with me. It's kind of like college... where you take a couple years of “pre-requisite” classes before you really start to learn anything.
With those martial arts - I felt like you have to jump through hoops for a few years before you really get to a level where you can take care of yoruself.
What I love about Self-Defense is that from day 1 you learn real-world tactics that you can start using that day. This is the no B.S. path to self-defense. - John S.
As a woman, self-defense has always been of interest to me. It's no fun walking down the street at night and being scared of every guy you pass. I think every lady should at least know how to handle herself.
Anyway, I've taken classes around town...at the local gyms, at the local college, and some other places too. Those were okay - but I never walked away feeling any more confident in my ability to defend myself than when I started
ONE Self-Defense class - and I mean just ONE - taught me more useful, usable tactics than any class I've ever taken. I'm not saying I'm a martial arts pro or anything - but I now feel confident that I could defend myself enough to run away and get help. - Angela T.