self-defence course for women - visiting or living in Gent (Ghent)
WHY THIS COURSE?
Today, a good self-defence course for women is unfortunately hard to find.
There is also often a lack of realism: there are combat sports where "scoring points" is the goal, there are traditional martial arts and there are systems that only work to a limited extent in reality and therefore only against an inexperienced attacker. This gives you a false sense of security.
What is also rarely discussed is cultivating the right mindset. Mental exercises that protect you from 'freezing' and help you not to hesitate when your life depends on it. Furthermore, most of the training you see today pushes you into a victim role with a focus on reaction (responding to an attack) rather than preemptive action. This course does this differently.
This self-defence course for women opts for realism and the optimal response in every situation.
From verbal de-escalation to effective counter-attacks when your life depends on it, and everything in between.
The training always takes place at your own pace and is very calm and safe. Our personal approach guarantees rapid knowledge transfer.
self-defence course for women - visiting or living in Gent (Ghent)
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Seba has years of experience with various martial arts and self-defence systems. He combined effective principles from different disciplines with knowledge about psychology, anatomy and his own experiences.
As the father of a daughter, he knows all too well how vulnerable a girl or woman can be on the street. This gives him extra motivation to provide the best possible self-defence course for women.
His mission is to dramatically reduce the risk of assault and other violence to women. It's not just about techniques, but also about the right mindset and tactics to increase your chance of survival.
self-defence course for women near Ghent
- Mental toughness ('lioness' mindset)
- Overcoming fear and using it as a motivation
- Prevention, observation & de-escalation
- Repel unwanted touch (also without excessive aggression)
- Learning to use the environment to your advantage
- Generating power without (much) muscle power
- Offensive Self Defence Techniques
- Tactics against multiple opponents
- When it's too late for preventive action:
- Breaking free (e.g. from entrapment, hair grip, strangulation, ...)
- Anti-assault tactics
- Breaking free on the ground
- Self-defence against take-downs
- Self-defence against hits
- Self-defence against kicks
- Self-defence against stick
- Self-defence against knife attacks
- Defend yourself with a (walking) stick or umbrella, jacket, flashlight, ballpoint pen, ... and learn to use improvisation weapons
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You can always describe a situation for which you would like to learn a technique or a way out. At the same time, there is no 'standard combat situation'. Every battle is chaotic, dynamic and unpredictable. You will therefore also learn essential principles that apply in multiple (realistic) situations.
No experience is necessary.
You can perfectly follow this self-defence course as an absolute beginner. Often that is even an advantage since your mind is still open and not just thinking in one particular style or system.
Have you ever practiced a martial art or self-defence course? Then certain things you learned can of course be very useful, at the same time you will also have to be open to let go of some beliefs or at least dare to look at them differently.
A lesson takes 50 minutes.
We train slowly so that your brain has time to absorb the matter properly. With the bonus that it is very safe.
Accurate and correct execution of techniques is the most important. You don't have to learn speed as it will automatically be added in a real situation, if the principles are perfectly ingrained in your (muscle) memory.
Also be strongly believe in the OpenJutsu way of training.
You can join one of our public workshops, these give a basic introduction for your personal protection in 2-3 hours.
For private lessons: you can choose the number of self-defence lessons yourself, so this may as well be 10 or only 1. Each lesson you learn useful principles that you can use immediately. Because of the focus on simplicity and being effective, you don't need years of intense training.
In just 5 lessons you already have a solid mental foundation to know what it takes to increase your chances of survival. This can be done so quickly because we focus on universal principles (instead of an endless series of techniques) and hammer on the mental aspect. The latter since a realistic situation requires 90% mental decisiveness and only 10% physical skill. Learning a whole range of complex techniques is pointless because you forget them quickly and many do not work under stress, fear and adrenaline.
The most important thing is that you master the principles well. And by practicing the physical skills several times you get them better in your 'muscle memory'. Do this preferably with an experienced instructor who gives you constructive feedback. We also teach you how to automate certain movements at home.
After a first series of lessons, many students request a few more lessons every year as a refresher, but that is not a must.
A good alternative is the online video course, where you can do all the lessons yourself from home. Pay close attention to the common errors we mention. If you wish, you can also request remote feedback and possibly combine it with a private lesson.
It depends whether you are a student or not. You can also do a shortened lesson and you can split the cost with your friend.
Lessons can be scheduled at any time of the day (and sometimes on Saturdays). That is an added advantage of private lessons.
After your request, we will call you to find a time slot that works for you.
For (public) workshops: once you signed up you will get an invitation with time + location (depending on the availability of sport accommodations). If you can't make it, you will get information about the next workshop.
For private workshops (for your organisation or group): we will look together for a fitting time.
P.S.: For our online video course you choose when you train.
For private lessons you will receive the address after approval of your request. It is in the station area of Ghent (Sint-Pieters). You can park your car or bicycle for free.
There is also an online video course that you can do perfectly from home, alone or together with your partner / family member / friend.
For public workshops: once you signed up you will get an invitation with time + location (depending on the availability of sport accommodations).
P.S.: For private workshops, this can continue in your organisation (e.g. school or conference room).
The minimum age for the complete content is 16 years because not all material in the course is suitable for (young) children.
Girls from the age of 12 can, however, receive adapted lessons (with a greater focus on prevention). For more info, contact us.
You can sign up for a open workshop (or you can organise a private workshop yourself).
For private lessons our approach is comparable to that of a 'personal trainer'. In these we focus on individual training so that the knowledge transfer is maximized. You can take these lessons alone or with one or two friends.
We also do group lessons in Dutch.
For more information, contact us.
Contact us here with your questions.