Free self-defense class for women in NYC

September 1, 2010 at 10:17 AM | Posted in Abs Fab, Don't be a Dummy | 1 Comment

I  found out about this martial arts duo on NY1’s “New Yorker of the week.” The report quoted  that “Dan Anderson and Dasha Libin were encouraged by an FBI statistic that reported 84% of women who fought back against would-be attackers, escape.” I was moved by the woman’s story. She said had she had these skills before, she is sure she would not have been as badly hurt as she was. I think it is a matter of life and death for women to learn a few crucial self-defense techniques. I did a google search to find out more about the free self defense classes available. Watch the report:

Self-defense class information:
From yelp.com

SIFU-GURO DAN ANDERSON, FITNESS EXPERT DASHA LIBIN, A NYPD OFFICER & THERAPIST TO CONDUCT DEBUT CLASS, WITH ADDITIONAL DATES STARTING IN OCTOBER FOR “DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS” MONTH at Anderson Martial Arts Academy.
(October 29 and December 3, 2010; February 25, April 15, and June 24, 2011, 7PM-9PM)

WHO: Certified martial arts masters and fitness experts Dasha Libin and Sifu-Guru Dan Anderson will be joined by an officer from the NYPD and a leading NY therapist who specializes in survivors of violent attacks, and women who want to learn how to stay safe in the city, learn self defense tactics, and support the local charity BABAE;

WHAT: Invite women of all ages and fitness levels to free two hour training and advice self-defense seminars beginning in August.

Dan and Dasha, along with a member of the NYPD and a leading NY therapist specializes in survivors of violence, will demonstrate ways women can use to escape an assailant, avoid getting into a perilous situation, and deal with the emotional and physical trauma that comes with being attacked.

No training or fitness experience needed and the classes will cover a variety of self
defense strategies and exercises including:

*Combat & self defense application skills in all ranges of attack;
* Basic weapons training with a long / short range weapon;
* Ground fighting skills; escapes, holds, submissions, transitions, takedowns;
* Empty hand combat in close and long range;
* Scenario assessment, adaptation and transition;
* Multiple attacker defense and offense tactic.

To sign up for any of AMAA’s FREE SELF DEFENSE class, RSVP via email here Click here for more information

P.S.-Jon Jovino is a great place to buy self-defense pepper spray.
Located on:
183 Grand St
New York, NY 10013
Neighborhood: Little Italy
(212) 925-4881
Nearest Transit:
Canal Street (J, M, Z, N, Q, R, W, 6)
Grand St (B, D)

Mace IS illegal to carry in NYC. NYC allows the purchase and sale of self-defense sprays. The law requires that sale of defensive sprays within NY state is performed by special authorized dealers only. A licensed pharmacist or gun dealer. Such dealers should perform the background check on buyers; sales to felons are prohibited.

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