This class is a real world look at street defense. The class focuses on the method of violent attacks and how
to protect, attack, and escape through practical exercises. The class will start off discussing attacker tactics
and the mindset needed to win a fight. You can't be shy for this one, because then it will rapidly evolve into
practical exercises where you will have to physically strike and grapple with VATA Instructors as well as your
classmates. This course is the start, but certainly not the end.
The following topics will be covered during the course:
Situational awareness and observation techniques
Going on the offense (don't wait till its too late, say something)
Staying on your feet
Fighting on the ground (protect yourself)
Improvised striking tools (keys, pen, knife, etc)
Athletic clothing, long pants, mouth guard
This is a physically demanding course. It will be held indoors and on mats, but you must be free of any injuries and in decent physical condition.