Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Self Defense Classes in Pittsburgh


With the guidance of my good friend and mentor Craig Douglas I am pleased to present a regular weekly class based primarily on his work at Stout Training Pittsburgh. I have been a student of Craig's for years and it was under his direction I first started training at an MMA gym and later found Warren Stout. With the support and help from guys like Cecil Burch , Larry Lindenman, and Paul Sharp I've been honored, truly, to teach this material at the academy.

The coursework is what can be best described as a modern Mixed Martial Arts ( MMA ) approach to self defense. We utilize the proven techniques present in Boxing, Wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ( BJJ ). We just do it with guns, and knives while accounting for concerns such as multiple adversaries and real world environments.

We utilize the training method of introducing a skill, learning that skill in a controlled setting with a partner, and then working on that skill with live resistance. I will not ask anyone to take my word for it, you get the chance to validate the techniques yourself under real pressure in a safe environment.

Each month focuses on a different element. One will be stand up work while another focuses on the ground, and so on. The curriculum repeats through a cycle while constantly reinforcing fundamental skills. Training will include live role players, training weapons, and a variety of scenarios to mirror the realities of practical self defense.

We will work with firearms, and knives. But we also will train with pepper spray (using inert trainers) and look at the usefulness of small flashlights and other items for self defense.

This is the perfect setting for the BJJ player to get to experience what grappling over a gun is like and how it changes the game, as well as the average person who doesn't practice any combat sport to learn the fundamentals and see how they are applied to the problem.

I'd like you to join us.

For questions contact Stout Training Pittsburgh , or email me shawn@anti-fragile.net

Antifragile Training



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