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    Our classes are reality based which may not only be foreign to you but we have found that this phrase is open to numerous interpretations. For us ‘reality based’ means that: While some techniques are broken down and taught statically, […]
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Mark Kline

Mark’s passion for teaching self-defense started 22 years ago when he working in the Emergency Department as a Physician Assistant. His experience helping patients who had fallen victim to either street or domestic violence, left him wanting to do more […]

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    AWARE self defense classes have given me the confidence to go out into the world knowing I can defend myself.

    Cash

Self Defense Bootcamps

Awareness and Personal Protection

This course reveals the personal and complicated nature of defending yourself. There are no rules when you are attacked, no limit to what your attacker is capable of and no time to stop and think about what you must do […]

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defense against a gun
Gun Defense and Theory Part 1

The intimidation and outright terror of having a gun pointed at you is broken down to its basics in this class. Once the theory of what is happening when you are attacked with a gun is understood basic defensive strategies […]

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Gun defense
Gun Defense and Theory Part 2

Our Gun Defense 2 Bootcamp allows you to hone your skills you have learned in your first gun defense class and takes you through advanced gun defense and advanced scenarios. You will train in different locations, under different stressors, wearing different […]

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knife defense techniques
Knife Defense and Theory Part 1

Hands down, a knife attack is the WORST!!!! It is absolutely the hardest personal weapon to defend against. A knife attack has unlimited angles, and speeds it can attack from. A knife never runs out of ammunition, it is hard […]

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Defense against a knife
Knife Defense and Theory Part 2

Knife 2 builds on the basics that you learned in Knife 1. More specifically, we will train on disarming your attacker, defending from a knife attack in crowed environments, and introduce advanced knife defenses. Students will be exposed to surprise […]

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Knife attack defense
Knife Defense and Theory Part 3

At this point you will understand the complexity of knife defense and the undeniable importance of ‘getting reps’. In Knife 3 we take it up more than a few notches! Classes involve increased intensity and training on what you have […]

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Ground defense tactics
Ground Theory and Defense

Starts with learning the 5 second rule and practical ways to defend yourself if you are on the ground.

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Self defense on the ground
Advanced Self Defense Group Training

Students who have completed all 7 Boot Camps will train together to increase their efficiency in defending themselves. Advanced techniques and scenarios will be introduced

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About

AWARE Self Defense Bootcamps have their roots in the practical applications of Israeli Commando Krav Maga, Philippino, Doce Pares, Japanese Judo/Jiu-Jitsu and other Traditional Martial Arts. Because there are no rules in a street fight or a personal attack our instructors have pooled their knowledge base and experience and created a self-defense system based on a few basic principles:
  • The simpler the technique the more practical it is.
  • The technique must have only 2-3 gross body movements to complete.
  • The technique must be able to be successfully completed by any individual regardless of their size against any individual regardless of their size.
If a technique does not fit into even one these 3 rules, then we do not adopt it. And, we are constantly looking for improvements that can be made as we train, learn and grow!  

Instructors

Self Defense Class Instructor

Mark Kline

Mark’s passion for teaching self-defense started 22 years ago when he working in the Emergency Department as a Physician Assistant. His experience helping patients who had fallen victim to either street or domestic violence, left him wanting to do more […]

Master Instructor
Senior self defense instructor

Susan Kline

Black Belt Tang Soo Do, Fourth Dan Martial Arts Program Director, Master Instructor Founder of Pandas, Special Needs Program Certified Personal Trainer (ACE) and Integrated Yoga Therapist (Yoga Alliance) *Martial Arts Lineage Master Promotion by GM James Stargel, 10th Dan Hakutsuru-Tatsu […]

Senior Self Defense Instructor
Self Defense Instructor

Ian Stokes

My name is Ian stokes and I have been doing martial arts for about 9 years. I have touched on several different arts, some from Russia, Israel, the Phillipines and mainly South Korea. I am a third degree black belt in […]

Self Defense Instructor

Levi Wardell

Levi has been involved with martial arts since he was a small child. He started wrestling at the early age of 7 years old and became continued with wrestling through high school where he also started focusing on taekwondo where he […]

Self Defense Instructor
Self Defense Instructor in Mount Airy

Cash Alderton

I have currently trained in Krav Maga for almost 5 years. I studied Tang Soo Do for a short amount of time and Taekwando when I was very young. Most of my time has been spent in a gymnastics gym […]

Self Defense Instructor

Self defense classes in a safe, structured, realistic environment.

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