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Ice and Fire Stav, Self–protection Programme

This, programme is concerned with conflict management and resolution. I do not believe that I can teach martial arts per se online. However, I think that it is possible to share the key concepts and principles of self–protection. Then, using these principles, you can develop the habit of keeping yourself, and your loved ones, safe from harm.

Who is this programme aimed at?

1. People who are interested in Stav, and want to see what Stav has to teach about self–protection. Even if you are too far away to attend face to face training, you can still be exposed to the philosophical principles and key concepts, which underpin Stav as a martial practice.

2. People who want to learn some self–defence, but do not quite know where to start.

I hope that this programme will provide a sound introduction to the subject. Yes, I am fully aware of the limits of learning any martial skill without the direct supervision of a good teacher. However, the most important aspects of self-defence are situational awareness and avoidance of danger. This much, you can teach yourself, and this will be our starting point.

I also believe that this programme will help you find the teacher who is right for you.

3. People who are already training in martial arts, and may even be highly experienced. It is worth being reminded that, if you are sorting out a situation by hitting someone, then something has gone seriously wrong. Justified or not, violence always has consequences.

This programme, will help you think about your training, and how your skills should be used responsibly.

4. Teachers of martial arts. If you do have expertise in martial arts, you will sometimes find yourself being asked for teaching, or, perhaps just advice, on self-defence. What should you share in these circumstances? You may well be perfectly confident about what works for you, especially if you are a strong, fit, young man. But, are your techniques suitable for a lady of sixty five? Or, for a boy of seven to use in the playground against bullies? This programme will equip you to give appropriate advice.

How does the programme work?

You will receive nine modules at weekly intervals. Each module is sent out as an email with links to download a PDF document and a short video to watch. Each PDF covers a topic such as awareness, safe distancing, fear and other subjects relevant to self–protection. Each video teaches exercises which will develop your physical capabilities and your ability to work with a partner.

The Topics covered as as follows.

  • Module 1 – What is Violence? And video of balancing exercises
  • Module 2 – What is Fear? And video of intercepting exercises
  • Module 3 – Developing awareness and video of striking exercises
  • Module 4 – Managing distance and video showing how to work with the five postures
  • Module 5 – The web of connection which manifests in violent situations and and a simple method of manipulating the head
  • Module 6 – Discovering the natural weapons of the human body and video showing how to push away an attacker
  • Module 7 – Action, intention and movement combined for effective defence, and video showing how to use the elbows in close quarter situations
  • Module 8 – The five principles of combat and how to learn and use these principles with knife defence
  • Module 9 – Concluding thoughts and video showing an energy cleansing exercise
  • My Guarantee

    If, after the first three modules you are not happy with the material provided then just let me know and I will give you a full, no questions asked, refund straight away.

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    If you are a member of Ice and Fire Stav you will get each of our distance learning programmes as part of your membership. If you would like to join please visit the Join here page.

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