Simple Techniques for Real-World Safety
Empower Yourself Today!
Learn Essential Techniques Quickly
The self-defense program at Water’s Edge Martial Arts skips the formalities and focuses on what matters – practical skills that can save lives. Uncomplicated, effective, and tailored for those who want to be prepared, not perfect.
Time is your most precious asset, and we respect that. Our self-defense program is designed for quick, impactful learning. No complex moves, just straightforward techniques to empower you in any situation.
We are also aware that learning self-defense can be triggering for some individuals and is way out of many people’s comfort zone. Rapid Defense is conducted in a highly supportive environment with well-trained personnel who not only have been doing this for years, but have unique backgrounds that make then well versed in helping people through difficult situations. There’s never been a better time or place to take control of your safety journey now!
Rapid Defense Courses
These courses are an introduction to self-defense takedowns and techniques. The takedowns are simple, effective, and street-tested. They are designed for all body types, all strength levels and all fitness levels. No experience necessary. If you want to learn how to defend yourself, this is where you start. Pre-Requisites: none
The Weapon Counters Series is an introduction to defenses against attacks involving blunt, sharp, and flexible instruments. The techniques are straightforward and focused on getting you home safe. This course is the second part of the intro to self-defense takedowns and techniques. The takedowns are simple, effective, and street-tested. No experience necessary. Taking 201 is not required to take 202. You can take Weapon Counters without taking the Defense Series. Pre-Requisites: none
It’s not possible to see all attacks in advance. And just because you get knocked down or you are already sitting on the ground doesn’t mean you are out of the fight. The Ground Defense course is designed for those situations. Pre-Requisites: none
The Multiple Offenders Course teaches students how to handle attacks from more than one offender. That is a frightening thought. But we will teach you techniques to make those numbers work against your offenders. And get you home safe. Due to the more advanced nature of this course, students are required to take at least one of the following to be elgible: Weapon Counters 1 or 2, defense series 1 or 2. Pre-Requisites: Weapon Counters 1 or 2, Defense Series 1 or 2, or permission of instructor.
The Scenario Training Courses introduce students to different situations an individual may find themselves in. we will set up specific scenes for students to respond including physical barriers. Due to the more advanced nature of this course, students are required to take at least one of the following to be elgible: Weapon Counters 1 or 2, defense series 1 or 2. Pre-Requisites: Weapon Counters 1 or 2, Defense Series 1 or 2, or permission of instructor.
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All classes meet Saturdays from 10:45-11:45 am at
Water's Edge Martial Arts in East Syracuse.
I’m not sure I’m in shape for self-defense.
This program is not physically demanding. It’s designed for all fitness levels. There are no push-ups, no sit-ups, no exercise involved. It’s straight up techniques.
I only want to learn with women.
We hear you. You can elect to only partner with women. And your main instructor is Sifu Lisa Kim. She gets it.
I don’t have the time.
One hour a week is all that is necessary. We use fast, efficient techniques that you will learn quickly. There’s not a better investment of your time out there.
I’m not a ‘martial artist’ type.
You don’t need to be. (And to be honest, there is no martial artist type.) Anyone at any age and fitness level can learn to defend themselves. Let us show you what you’re capable of.
Why should I take self-defense lessons?
Women who take self-defense courses are less likely to experience unwanted sexual contact.
Read the article.
Although self-defense courses are often aimed at women, men need to learn self-defense as well. Research indicates that men are more likely to be the target of violent attacks and be more likely to get involved in physical altercations.
Both men and women experience increases in confidence and self-esteem through defense training. At Water’s Edge, we genuinely hope you never have to use the skills we teach. But if you ever do, we want you to be ready.
Still Not Sure?
This young girl, age 8, was learning one of the techniques in this clip.
This was not staged. If she can do it, you can too.
Take the first step in learning to defend yourself and those you love.
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