Apaches in Paris? Defense Against the Vicious Street Gangs of Paris

“By 1874 Paris was swarming with vagabonds. Consisting mostly of juvenile delinquents, these ten thousand or so ruffians would evolve into a new generation of street-fighter, banding into a gang which came to be known as the Apache.” (Excerpted from The Dirty Tricks of the French Apache By Craig Gemeiner) The word “Apache” (pronounced “ah […]

Early 20th Century Street Defense

In the late part of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th the early part of the major cities of Europe especially, London, Paris were ridden with street crime mostly unchecked by the local authorities.  The gentlefolk of the time turned to the salles and fencing schools of the time to develop […]

Takedowns Fight Seminar

Haven’t you wanted to do the takedowns from your favorite Action movie? How many times have you been told to yourself … “if only I could do it myself?” It’s time to take the first step towards that goal! A takedown is a technique that involves off-balancing an Opponent and bringing them to the ground […]

A Stick is a Sword is a Knife – Single Stick: Beginner

Anthony & Dr. Mary De Longis will teach Beginner sessions in 8 angles of attack and 9 angles of supporting footwork. Introduce horizontal and vertical strikes as well as linear, lateral and diagonal footwork combinations. Introduce diagonal strikes from multiple angles and corresponding footwork to create illusion of power through hip rotation and torque with […]

The Fighting Khukuri

This class, in its figth year, will explore the use of the Khukuri in combat as used by the Gurkha. These are forces used by the British Army, and are some of the most feared soldiers in the world. Required Equipment: A Khukuri trainer or some sort of Big Knife. Some trainers will be provided […]

Be S.A.F.E.

This is class for anyone that would like to learn how to use movement and angle to escape a dangerous situation. There are many similarities between this class and the more violent classes. The biggest difference is that in the Be S.A.F.E. class we will be using the techniques to escape a situation with as […]

Urban Combatives

Urban Combatives (UC) is a method  Personal Security and Self Protection skills as a method of Counter Violence. UC has a compressed curriculum based on principles rather than techniques.  Students will learn how to combine “Soft Skills” and gross motor ‘Hard Skills’ in a series of pad drills and partner drills.  All of the skills […]

The Flashlight for Personal Protection

The world of Personal Protection is full of a dizzying array of tools and weapons meant to save your hide during a hostile encounter.  What should you carry?  What can you carry?  How will you use what you have at hand, and how can you ensure what you have will be up the challenge of […]