☆Girls on Guard Classes for the Months of November and December are by appointment only.☆
However! That does not mean that there are no opportunities for development in a larger class setting.
One night Tsunami Self Defense workshops in Nov & Dec 2016. We have a mix of different topics to help people remain safe in our society today. Five sessions total for Nov and Dec. Mandatory! Advanced payment for all classes - your payment saves your training spot in that nights training. Mail or Drop off payment.
- 11/29/16 Women's only training - defense against knife. Reduce the Odds of a blade attack.
- 11/30/16 Co-Ed Sudden Violence Drills - learn how to avoid the Blitz / Thug attack.
- 12/6/16 Safe Holiday Shopping! Many criminals target people in parking lots and garages - We can be easily distracted by the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Be Proactive!
- 12/12/16 Street Smart Essentials - This Co-Ed training is a perfect way to start your training and begin to learn how to live with a reality based self defense mindset.
- 12/15/16 Co-Ed Defense against Gun! - This entry level class is for everyone - gun crime is scary and you need these skills to survive.
☆ Send your check or money order/ payable to Robert Thomas; to Tsunami Self Defense Systems 418 South Main Street, Taylor PA 18517 please include a note as to what class(es) you will be attending.
☆Each class is only $15 per person. All sessions will run from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm
☆Feel free to contact us about private classes or emergency needs.☆
I am the only certified instructor in the Scranton Pocono Northeast Region in the Women's Self-Defense and "Girl on Guard" (GOG) systems under Steve Kardian. This class is available to females only. These programs acknowledge that women have different strengths than men, and thus should use different techniques. Most women will not prevail if they try to match a criminal punch for punch in a stand-up fight. I teach the use of legs, hips, and most of all leverage to defeat a hostile attacker. In the video below, my assistants and I demonstrated some of these concepts for WNEP 16's Sharla McBride:
Female assistants are on hand for Girls on Guard classes* to help teach these techniques, and make the student feel more comfortable as she learns that what she once thought were vulnerable positions are really positions of great leverage and power.
The program starts by teaching the student how to escape the worst case scenario—the sexual assault position. This sends an important message. Even when it seems that the student is in the most vulnerable position, the tables can be turned immediately, and the attacker becomes the one in danger. There should never a point where a female feels defenseless—even in the worst case scenario.
From there, we develop the techniques needed to avoid that scenario. By the time the student has completed the course, she no longer has the victim mindset. She will see sexual assault or kidnapping attempts as problems that have solutions. She will respond to full power attacks with appropriate and effective techniques. She will gain a confidence and an awareness that many times will prevent the need for the use of her training. With continued training girls will learn to be on guard at all times, making them hard targets--the kind that makes criminals choose other targets altogether.
Robert's Instructor, Steve Kardian, appears on NBC's Today Show