Full course description


Ybor City Campus

2112 N 15th St 

Tampa, FL 33605 Map (Links to an external site.)

Room:  YPST Room 120 

Day(s):  Saturday 

Time:  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Start Date: June 11, 2016

End Date:  June 11, 2016

Description:  The Female self defense course is designed to make you more aware, prepared, and ready for any situation that may occur in your daily life. This class will cover physical, mental, as well as emotional tactics for anyone regardless of age or physical conditioning. The class will be four hours long and cover the following:

Part 1-Safety Discussion/mental tactics:

How to avoid being a target/scanning the area

The “Illusion of Safety”

The power of body language and non-verbal cues

Specific locations: elevators, street, cars, dates, bars, taxis, etc.

Learning how to use your voice

Communication with others

Part 2-Physical Techniques:

How, when and where to strike

Learning various strikes from head to toe

What to do from the floor & how to handle attacks from behind

Escape from grabs and chokeholds

How to handle multiple attackers & what to do when a weapon is involved

How to use weapons, both traditional as well as improvised

Part 3-Emotional Tactics:

Keeping composure during stressful situation

Tactical breathing

Dealing with/understanding Injuries

Communicating with attacker

Understanding the will to survive

Instructor:  Michael Cotignola