Trex Girls training

On Monday, March 17, 2014 – some girls from the Durham Trex group attended a two hour introduction to self defence and Yi Quan Kung Fu.  They learned some martial arts basics to self defence. Everyone did a great job!    

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Self-Confidence through Self-Defence

Most people do not recognize their own abilities unless put to the challenge. For instance, a person’s strength or courage may feel fleeting day-to-day, but when called to action, adrenaline kicks in and the bravery returns. Controlling these emotions, however, comes down to self-confidence. The presence of doubt in the face of danger can leave […]

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Self Protection 101 Workshop

On Sunday March 9th, 2014 we held our first Self Protection 101 Workshop for our adult/falcon students as well as a few others outside the school. It was a very successful day and we covered a lot of different areas of self defence, learning the mental as well as the physical aspects.  We focussed more on […]

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Three Principles of Self Defence

Violence in the community arises from a need to control. Criminals often see violence as the easiest way to get people to surrender to their will, whether that means relinquishing property or something more severe. In such situations, people often freeze, and this gives the opponent more control. Learning to act quickly, calmly, and rationally […]

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10 Reasons Why Martial Arts Benefits Kids

In today’s society, violence among young people is increasing in high numbers. Let alone the issues young people face such as drugs, drinking, bullying and peer pressure. The need for higher self-esteem and confidence is needed even more so they can make better decisions and stay safe. The best means for our kids to develop […]

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Our Newest Yellow Sash Students

  This week we have awarded our latest students with their well deserved yellow sashes. Congratulations to Charlie, Devon, Molly and Alyssia for passing from White to Yellow in our Yi Quan Kung Fu martial arts program. They all did very well and we are very proud of them!  

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De-Escalation: The Other Side of Self-Defence

Although commonly considered as much, self-defence is not a purely physical act. In fact, when confronted with danger, self-defence boils down to avoiding physical altercations using a variety of verbal techniques. For most, combat should be only a last resort.   Knowing when and how to negotiate in stressful situations is known as de-escalation, a […]

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Self-Defence in the City

Even the safest communities encounter crime on occasion. According to Statistics Canada, Whitby is not an exception: On a list of 239 Canadian communities (10,000+ population), Durham Region ranked 195th overall for non-violent and violent crime. Since this survey, however, police reports suggest reduced crime rates in Durham — but this does not mean all […]

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Situational Self-Defence

Regardless how prepared you are to handle confrontation, the stress of the moment overwhelms many people. In dangerous situations, knowing how to control emotion and recall training is important — not just for your safety, but for those around you as well. Protecting a loved one in the face of danger is not something we […]

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Spring Fundraising Bazaar

To raise funds for The Milestones Christian Ministries in Ajax, Ontario.   There will be representatives from Avon, South Hill Design, Aspire Travel, Scarpbooking, Arbonne, Thirty-one Gifts (just to name a few) to promote their products/services.   The Ontario Self Defence Centre will have a table there to talk to people about what we do.  […]

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