Self-Defense Training Starts Tomorrow!

The self-defense training weekend with Marc MacYoung starts tomorrow (Friday) evening!

If you’ve been thinking about attending, whether to hone your skills or to start developing them, now is the time!  There are still a FEW spots open for the weekend (or any part thereof – yes, you can do just one day of it, as well).

If you’re uncertain, but curious, consider coming just to the Friday night talk and Q&A!

Marc MacYoung – what’s he known for?

Marc MacYoung, No Nonsense Self-Defense

Marc MacYoung, self-defense expert

Marc is known for several things: an awareness-based approach to self-defense; his ability to break things down into easily understood and digestible pieces; his no-nonsense approach (what really works); and knowledge and expertise developed through both study and experience.

He’s thoughtful, careful, and challenging – challenging to our preconceptions, to our projections, to our illusions, to our stories. He’s dedicated to seeing reality as it is, and dealing with it.

Who is this appropriate for?

This workshop is appropriate for the young to the elderly, men and women, from beginners to experienced self-defense/martial arts practitioners.  In other words, it is appropriate for anyone who would like to learn more about self-defense – and, in fact, about self.

What if I need to know more?

If you want to know more about the event itself, check out the calendar event listing on the DTMMS site:http://www.dtmms.org/event/macyoung2013

If you’d like to know more about Marc MacYoung, visit his self-defense site, No Nonsense Self Defense.  (Our calendar listing also has links in the description to some of his writings on self-defense.)

If you have any other questions, contact Ten No Kishi at dojo.info@ten-no-kishi.com.

Learn about avoiding crime: Friday Aug. 16

Interested in learning how to make yourself less vulnerable to criminal activity?   How to defend yourself by avoiding situations before they reach the level of physical confrontation?

Marc MacYoung, No Nonsense Self-Defense

Marc MacYoung, self-defense expert

Self-defense expert Marc MacYoung joins us on Friday evening, August 16, with a talk on crime avoidance, followed by a question and answer session.  He says:

Many martial artists spend years, if not decades, learning how to protect themselves from criminal attacks. But they haven’t spent any time looking at how criminals select victims or commit their attacks. ‘Crime Avoidance’ is a court-recognized system showing you how to identify and articulate what the criminal did to set you up for a crime. It’s mostly how to nonviolently foil a felon’s attempts to rob, rape, or assault you.

When: Friday August 16, 7pm
Where: Scottsdale AZ
Cost: $15

For more information, or to register for the Friday night talk, visit http://www.dtmms.org/event/macyoung2013.

Friday’s talk is followed by a self-defense weekend training, sponsored by Ten No Kishi Dojo.

 

Self-Defense Weekend Seminar: Marc MacYoung Aug 16-18 Scottsdale

Ten No Kishi Dojo sponsors Marc MacYoung, self-defense expert, for a weekend of No Nonsense Self-Defense!

In the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, development of physical skill and mastery, including the ability to care for one’s own safety, is one of the significant aspects of self-growth.  In the process of developing our physical abilities, we learn an incredible amount about ourselves. Through his practical approach to awareness and self-defense, Marc will give us plenty of opportunities to learn in this way!

Join us for:

  • Personal Protection / Crime Avoidance talk – Friday evening, A look at how to non-violently foil a criminal’s attempts, followed by Q&A with Marc.
  • Martial Mechanics/Force Physics – Saturday. Learn how to use your body effectively.
    Marc says, “This seminar’s drills and techniques are not based on muscle. It’s training along the lines of a quote from Helio Gracie, ‘Train as if you are an old man because one day you will be.’ This kind of power doesn’t fade with age, like muscle and endurance. The older you get, the better you get.”
  • Knife Seminar – Sunday. Get an understanding how knives are used, and why people get stabbed; learn about the effects of adrenalin on perception and how it will make you ‘walk into (a blade) weed whacker’ ; look at the different kinds of violence and why your response is not ‘fighting’; develop skill and get information you can access easily even in a live-fire situation.

Limited to 30 participants. Early registration discounts available.
For more information and to register, go to http://www.dtmms.org/event/macyoung2013

About Marc MacYoung

Marc MacYoung, No Nonsense Self-DefenseHe is considered by many to be one of the most analytical thinkers on the subject of surviving violence and personal safety today. What he teaches is based on experience and has proven reliability for surviving violence.

He has taught police, military, martial artists and civilians around the world. His message is always the same:Hand-to-hand combat is a last ditch effort when other, more effective, preventive measures have failed.

Since the age of 10, he has studied several styles of martial arts, including Karate, Wing Chun, Baqua/Hsing-I, Five Family Gung fu, Boxing, Western swordsmanship, Kali and various forms of Pentjak Silat. He teaches No Nonsense Self-Defense, a combination of formal martial arts techniques and principles and his real life experience, supported by research into the areas of psychology, criminology, sociology and legal use of force.

To see more about Marc, visit his web site http://marcmacyoung.com/, or the No Nonsense Self-Defense site.

Self-Defense and Healing in Seattle

How does the inner knowing and being of a warrior overlap with that of a healer?  How does knowing healing ways and practices both support and require the mindset of a warrior?

In March the Raven Speaks Lightning Lodge brought in two Black Lodge instructors for a weekend workshop dealing with exactly that question.  The weekend began on Friday with a day-long introductory self-defense class dealing with the ethics and emotional realities of self-defense as well as the practical how-to aspects.  On Saturday participants engaged in an NRA Home Firearm Safety class, in which they learned the essential rules of firearm safety, as well as how to identify and unload various types of firearms.  Then, Saturday evening, the crosstraining between the warrior mindset and healing began.  Mateo Swan, of Raven Speaks Lightning Lodge, took participants through the various mindset, discipline and training connections, and then everyone began preparations for a healing ceremony, which took place Sunday morning.

Comments:
“Excellent course.”
“Great that the instructors were so encouraging, understanding and supportive.”

A total of 17 people participated in the weekend in Seattle.

Upcoming events at the Raven Speaks Lightning Lodge include monthly classes in Portland and teaching weekends in Seattle, as well as a vision quest week in August and a Quodoushka in October.  For more information, contact Mateo Swan and Martha Iosbaker at LightningRavens@comcast.net.

You can find more information about Black Lodge, the physical health and skills development aspect of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, and about the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path healing paradigm, at the DTMMS web site 

Martial Arts Belt Promotion 12/22

Congratulations to Bruce Kube, who tested for and received his orange belt at last night’s Ten No Kishi class.

Bruce has worked diligently over the last several months to hone his skills, and as a result is also the Ten No Kishi Student of the Month for both November and December.


The dojo will take a break during the week of 12/27 – 12/31.  Classes resume on Monday, January 3.

Ten No Kishi classes feature karate and jiu jitsu with a focus on self-defense.

Practical Self-Defense Articles Online

Mary Albee takes SwiftDeer out

Thanks to Google Books, four articles featuring the self-defense work of  Harley SwiftDeer Reagan, co-founder of DTMMS, are now available online.

In 1978, Richard Zimmerman wrote a 3-part series for Black Belt Magazine called “Assault on Rape” featuring Reagan’s research and self-defense techniques developed specifically for women of all ages and abilities to defend against the most common types of attacks.  Part I was published in April, Part II in May, and Part III in June of 1978.

Then in September of 1978, Harley Reagan and Mary Albee co-wrote Practical Self-Defense, also published in Black Belt (see page 59).

Gaining Skills and Confidence – Black Lodge!

This year, for the second year, two of our friends from Italy sponsored a Black Lodge (self-defense and physical skills) workshop here in Scottsdale March 22-28. 

(Note: It is called “Black Lodge” because, on our medicine wheel, black is the color in the west, which is the place of the physical body, of prowess, strength, and stability.)

The 16 participants, from Italy, Germany, Australia, Canada and the US, spent 7 intensive days with Thunder Strikes and the team, learning and practicing how to handle themselves in various circumstances.  Training included fundamental martial arts skills, sexual assault defense, basic firearms training, and awareness development.

Some came because they love this kind of work; others came because they did NOT love it, and wanted to find out why.  By the end of the week, though, everyone was participating enthusiastically and planning how they could continue their training once they returned home.

Are you interested in developing your physical skills, your ability to defend yourself and your loved ones, your prowess, your confidence?  Contact the Black Lodge team at blacklodge@dtmms.org.