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Course duration: On-going monthly basis
Cost: Premium card holders $50/mth, Passion card $60/mth, Non-member $90/mth
Location: Tanglin Community Centre
Equipment: Focus pads, head guard, body pad, target pads, sling bag for scenario).
Safety: It is the responsibility of the participants to declare any existing injuries or medicalÂ conditions to the course administrator before the commencement of the lessons. These declarations should be referred to the course Medical Advisor for his / her advice.
Instructors: 1 instructor and two assistants for every 12 participants.
By the end of course, participants will
- Have better awareness of personal protection and self-defence.
- Understand the phases and principles of personal protection.
- Be able to perform basic striking techniques for self-defence.
- Be able to perform techniques to break-free from hand restraints.
- Be able to perform techniques to counter a purse / bag snatching situations.
- Be able to break-free from shoulder hugging.
The objective of this course is to teach participants to be able to execute the techniques for self-defence. Knowing these techniques do not guarantee that you will be able to execute them proficiently in the real situation, but these techniques give you the awareness to respond when your safety is being threatened. The reactive components (self-defence techniques) of the course are meant to be applied when there is no other means of avoiding a confrontational situation.
Behavioural measures that enhance your personal safety.
Taking actions to protect oneself from attackers or intruders.
Phases of Personal Protection and Self-Defence
Phase I: Anticipation and Avoidance of Danger.
- Avoid being alone in deserted places and periods when crime tends to occur hours.
- Avoid exposing expensive jewelleries.
- Being aware of the surroundings and beware of people acting strangely.
- At night and when alone, have house keys in hand before arriving to your house.
- Avoid attracting unwanted attentions e.g., dressing and loud behaviour.
- Send a clear signal of discomfort / disapproval when your personal space is being intruded.
Phase II: De-escalation of potentially dangerous situations
- Recognise potentially escalating situations.
- Stay calm, take deep breaths.
- Unless the aggressive party is ready to listen calmly, reduce communication.
- Move away from the environment in a group.
- Ask for help from the public if the aggressor is following you.
- Call the police if the situation escalates
- In the case of a robbery / snatch thief, give up the possession whenever possible.
Phase III: Application of self-defence.
- This applies only when there no other means of avoiding an attack.
- Attract attention from the surrounding e.g., scream loudly with words that attract help
- Attack vital points.
- Never leave with your back to your assailant.
- Executing an attack aggressively, with full force.
- Use daily weapons e.g., umbrella, pen, high heels, hair pins, and nails.
- Locate nearest escape route quickly and run towards it.
- Continue screaming to attract attention.