Self defense coaching:
How to teach self defense
self-defense techniques and tactics isn’t enough by itself.
Self defense coaching needed to create ability to deploy those techniques and to
of coaching in self-defense aren’t any different from coaching
any combat sport or martial art or, in fact, in any other activity.
self-defense should take in account personality
of the student and do not conflict with his primary
activities. The key is
to find student’s natural reaction in variety of assault defense
adjust them to meet needed reaction.
threatening behavior and “point of no return” in escalation of
the critical part of coaching. Coaching should address conflict
and develop reflective triggering events for each phase of conflict
and resolution: from avoidance to de-escalation to “point of no return”
is a complex process and need to be individually
tailored for each student. It’s a complex task and this is
main reason why it’s largely absent from most self-defense classes.
of coaching in self-defense classes is mostly going un-notices because
Western World most of the students aren’t using there physical fighting
self-defense skills in the life-time as developed along-side awareness,
avoidance, and de-escalation skills enough to provide personal physical
Methods of Judo and Self defense Coaching