Be prepared in the event you find yourself in harm's way! This class will address common self-defense scenarios and offer practical methods of protection. Recognizing places and situations in which you are vulnerable, learning the importance of self-awareness, and practicing skills and techniques to defend yourself will be the focus of this 4 week course. A warning: discussions about violence will at times be explicit and straight forward with scenarios such as being attacked in one’s home, or with a weapon. Students will practice moderate level take downs. For those who are not physically active, or are elderly, it is recommended they only observe the take-down. Instructor Brandon Guerra is a 2nd degree black belt in Aikido, and is also an instructor of Shaolin Kung Fu.