Self Defense for Groups
Group Self Defense in Santa Fe, NM
Many people think that self-defense classes are meant to teach you how to fight, but that's only in the worst case scenario. In reality, self defense actually means doing everything in your power to avoid getting into a fight.
That's where we come in.
Although combat technique is an important part of our self-defense courses, we also teach a wide array of skills that can help you steer clear of a fight in the first place. For example, verbal de-escalation can be a very effective technique in fending off a would-be attacker.
But the most important thing you can take away from our classes is the self-confidence that comes from training in realistic scenarios. Our classes are taught in an extremely supportive environment and training is tailored to help each individual be prepared to encounter an actual assault.
Regardless of your size, speed or athletic skills, we can provide you with training on how to:
- Avoid being a target
- Assess your surroundings
- React to a confrontation
- Conduct yourself in a crisis
- Anticipate your attacker's next move
- Breaking an attacker's grasp
- How, when, and where to strike if assaulted
This course is designed to prepare you for an assault, but it also gives you the tools you need to avoid the fight altogether. So whether you want to learn how to fight, or more importantly, how to avoid fighting, we can help.
For more information about group classes or to set up a course for a private or corporate group, please contact us today.
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Many good teachers, great spirit.
Master Walker has done wonders with Rick and his damencia, he looks so forward to it. He also has helped our granddaughter Amber with her karate, she also looks forward to her class.
A Great Place To Be
I'm relatively new to martial arts, just rounding the corner to one-year. Master Walker and all his instructors are extremely knowledgeable with years of experience. The atmosphere is very welcoming, with people of all ages and skill levels attending classes. Many times, youngsters who are 50 years younger than I am, but at a much high level will help me with something I am trying to learn---because that is the tradition and sense of respect that is handed down. Master Walker is a superlative teacher, who is very supportive, encouraging, and tough---but hey, martial arts are for people who are personal winners, not quitters. I highly recommend the Tai Chi Chun Institute.
In regards to the Tai Chi Chuan Institute I'm reminded of a saying made by the original inventors of Democracy (the ancient Greeks), "In vain do you build the City if you do not first build the Citizen". I see that attended to every week at the Institute. Whether the student is in elementary school, or a retiree, the focus on establishing consciously viable person-hood, with principles applicable to every aspect of life, and not only to self defense, is at the heart of that training community. And for every success in training there the greater community benefits by having a physically, mentally, and morally stronger individual among them. Grand Master Daniel Ray Walker readily shares his rich experience with specific attention to the immediate needs of the student. That feature of the Dojon distinguishes it from an average 'black belt mill' where technical merit and rote promotion is standard. At the Tai Chi Chuan Institute we get to develop from where we are, as who we are, without merely conforming to formal expectations alone. The place breeds confidence, instills competence, merging discipline with fun, determination with caring, rigor with respect, making the habits of decent citizenship second nature.
- 9th Degree Black Belt Grand Master
- Worlds Hap Ki Do, Chun ki Do Association
- National Strength And Conditioning Association