On March 9th, I was not only present at Group Night; I was blessed with the opportunity to lead Group Night! As a black belt in karate and two-year taekwondo practitioner, I have a passion for martial arts and self-defense, so I was excited to work directly with the residents. The class I conducted had three basic components: Essential Techniques, Common Holds Used by Attackers, and Key Concepts. They are broken down below.
You’ve heard of most of these before, but that’s because they’re essential and effective.
Common Techniques Used by Attackers
Another key component of self-defense is knowing how to defend against attacks that aggressors are likely to use.
Now that you know what to do in order to defend yourself against an attacker, here’s an explanation of why it works.
Group Night is held at New Beginnings. Every Thursday, we meet as a group to discuss important life skills and educational topics. Discussions are led by community volunteers and can cover a broad range of topics.