Athena Women Everyday, Common Sense Self Defense Classes at Kreimer's Karate
Awareness, Boundary Setting And Escape Skills For Women Age 13 And Over
For More Information Or To Schedule Private Single Or Group Lessons, Call 301-524-5622 Or Email ScottKicks@ProtonMail.com
1460 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21702. Enter From Old Camp Road (Across From Weis Market) Or From West Patrick At The CVS. See Our Map Page
You will drill this counterattack...
What Succeeding With A Padded Instructor Feels Like
Here are the lesson plans for our beginner classes that will resume in the Fall:
ALL classes include instruction and scenario training on awareness, as well as basic fighting and defense concepts. Together with our available 90 page Athena Women Course Manual & Personal Self Protection Guide, we know of no other women's short self defense course as comprehensive as Athena Women at Kreimer's Karate.
...a palm strike to attacker's solar plexus (vulnerable bundle of nerves).
It happens with all our students. You begin by learning and practicing kicks and palm, elbow and knee strikes on a heavy bag, a Body Opponent Bag and a large pad held by a training partner. Then--at your pace--we introduce you to our padded instructor. He slowly approaches and you throw your first strike. Success! Then he reacts to being hit the way an untrained assailant would: He puts up his hands, steps back or moves forward and starts to counterpunch. This is completely different from hitting a pad. You look at him...and the natural reaction is to freeze (known as negative panic).
Everybody does it; you will, too. Where do I hit now? Should I use my feet? Elbows? Hands? Or should I cover-up block? Seconds pass. In real life those seconds would likely translate into injuries and an ambulance ride for you.
Because of this training you make a quantum leap in skills and confidence: You learn to choose from moving targets, and how to make your feet, knees, hands and elbows work together. Now you're learning how to fight back.
Trying to learn how to fight back without actually fighting back against our padded instructor would be like trying to learn how to play tennis without picking up a racket.
The sucker punch is one of the most common--and devastating--first strikes during an assault. It is also virtually impossible to block so you must act before an assailant throws this punch. We provide mental and physical training to help you avoid getting sucker punched.
Student executing kick to the knee--realistic training not possible without our padded suit.
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GET READY TO TRAIN!
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We are now on our Summer Saturdays class schedule, finishing existing Athena Women students only.
Please check back for beginner classes this Fall.
(Kreimer's Karate classes continue throughout the Summer.)
Contact Scott for private lessons on weekday mornings.
I can also be found on Thumbtack under Private Self Defense Lessons.
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Benefits Of Athena Women Training:
Experienced instructors focused on student goals
Mental and physical preparation to survive threatening situations
Scenario training to counter common attacks, including basic fight craft.
Endorsed by Law Enforcement Officers
Challenging but not overwhelming training with our Athena Women padded instructor
You Don't Need To Be An SME. You Just Need Training.
Most women’s self defense classes have been phased out by nearby martial arts schools. I think one of the reasons for the lack of interest in short self defense training is today's emphasis on specialization in practically everything--you're not "qualified" unless you're a certified expert. We’ve even coined a term for people who understand a particular niche: Subject Matter Expert, or SME. Part of this problem may be due to the popularity of Mixed Martial Arts, characterized by contestants who have trained in a broad array of fighting skills. It’s enough to discourage (frighten!) the average person who just wants to learn basic self
Unfortunately, the specialization paradigm has spread to some people’s ideas about defending themselves--it's just too difficult, a waste of your time to even try. That's a tragedy because you do not need to become a multiple black belt professional fighter to have a plan for handling threatening situations. Let’s unravel this.
Firstly, self defense isn’t about “winning” against an opponent. Self defense is about awareness, avoidance, survival and escape with minimum damage when confronted by a thug while exiting your car.
Secondly, you’re not training to meet a disciplined person who’s practiced for years in multiple fighting arts. Fighters are not muggers. Your Threat is an undisciplined miscreant who has limited abilities—persuasion, distraction and jumping you from behind or sucker punching you. (See our BLOG page for a news video of the common sucker punch to get an idea of how devastating it is; we will train you to thwart this.)
When you train with Athena Women you will learn through actual practice awareness, avoidance, survival and escape skills against common attacks.
See you in class,