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Practical Combatives & Personal Defense Workshop

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Attendance is limited and tuitions is $65/student ($25.00 pre-payment required at the time of registration).
The workshop curriculum is based on strategies, tactics, & techniques drawn from Kempo-Jujutsu & Modern Arnis de Mano. Kempo-Jujutsu is a complete system which encompasses the various categories of empty-handed combatives to include strikes, throws, locks, submissions, etc. Modern Arnis de Mano is a complete impact/edged weapon system which encompasses the use and defenses against hand held impact and edged weapons.
These systems are taught together using the Seizan Ryu (“West Mountain School”) teaching methodology which has a teaching focus that develops four core areas: correct movement/mechanics, proper position/timing, stability-mobility dynamics, and exploiting tactical opportunity. Ultimately, this teaching method produces higher skills more quickly and more reliably than other teaching/training methods.
This workshop will cover the fundamentals that lead to highly applicable and adaptable combative skills including:
· Moving from Reaction to Action
· Managing Distance/Space
· Developing Dynamic Movement
· Maximizing Counter-Offensive Biomechanics
· Minimizing Opportunities for an Aggressor
· “Hardwiring” Combatives Skill Sets
· Use of and Defense Against Common Contact Weapons
Students are encouraged to wear athletic clothing, bring water, high energy snack, and a notebook.
David B Hakim is a recognized Shihan (“Master Teacher”) of the Seizan Ryu methodology as well as a master martial arts technician with advanced teaching and technical ranks in Kempo-Jujutsu, Modern Arnis de Mano, as well as several other Chinese, Japanese, Brazilian, and Israeli martial arts and over 40 years of experience. He is the Director of The Midwest Academy of Martial Arts ( as well as a member of the Advisory Board for Colorado Academy of Martial Arts; both Academies benefit from his real-world, practical experience drawn from his military and law enforcement special operations service which includes multiple GWOT combat tours as a member of the US Army, over 2 decades in law enforcement SWAT operations, & as a regular member of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force. He has served as a leader and trainer in all of these venues and is adept at providing concise, value-adding education in combatives, firearms, tactics, and strategy. Additionally, he is a graduate of Benedictine & Northern Illinois Universities with several post-graduate and undergraduate degrees; David is a regular writer and speaker on topics relating to, in addition to martial topics, resilience and recovering from catastrophic events, circumstance, and injuries. He is available for contact at as well as through Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.


June 12
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Total Fitness
116 N. Main St. Suite A
Shawano, WI 54166 United States
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