Practical Self Defense that Works

Easy to learn, Practical Self Defense techniques and strategies to empower you to gain confidence to protect yourself and your loved ones.

This many women are assualted every year in the US!

This is 1 in 6 Women!

 

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Percent of assaulted women that do not know how to defend themselves!

Don't be a victim!

Far too few people, especially women, train the skills they need to protect themselves in the event of an assult!

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Build confidence!

Don’t feel safe jogging alone? Want to go out for a night on the town, but don’t feel safe leaving the house?

Learning Self Defense can help you to build confidence that you will be able to protect yourself! That confidence often is all you need to be safe, as attackers will not see you as an easy mark!

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Be prepared for college or trip abroad!

Don’t head off to college or to a trip abroad without first preparing yourself by learning some essential self defense techniques!

Most attacks and assaults are those of opportunity. Those that would attack or assault someone are more likely to select victims that appear disoriented or out of place. Arm yourself ahead of time, and they will notice and pick less prepared targets.

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Sensei Brian Hall

Sensei Brian Hall

Nidan, American-Te; Practitioner Level 2, Kyusho International; Kyusho-Jutsu Kokusai Shihankai 急所術国際師範會 - 2nd Degree Black Belt

Brian started at a very young age with greco roman wrestling in a boys club in Chattanooga, TN. Shortly after, he studied Taekwondo under Grandmaster Chu in Chattanooga, TN, achieving the rank of brown before moving to IL.  For many years after, Brian studied various arts including Bando and Silat.  After moving to MA, Brian renewed his commitment to continuing martial arts and joined Excel Karate.  There he studied a myriad of different styles and techniques under the tutelage of Shihan Cody Robyn, Shihan John Hagman, Shihan Mike Hebert, Shihan Marshall Wolff, Shihan Vincent Guerini as well as Shihan Evan Pantazi.

He has attained the rank of Nidan (2nd degree black) in American Te, Practitioner Level 2 in Kyusho International, as well as Kyusho-Jutsu Kokusai Shihankai 急所術国際師範會 – 2nd Degree Black Belt.

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Personalized Self Defense

We craft your personalized self defense strategy by taking the best parts from a broad array of disciplines resulting in your own personal style that fits how you move, and what works for you.

Shotokan Karate

Shotokan focuses on deep stances and powerful strikes. Generally when someone thinks of “Karate” they are thinking of this art. Students will learn to use their body to produce forceful punches and kicks, as well as effective blocks.

Sensei Brian studied these techniques under the watchful eye of Shihan Cody Robyn, Shihan John Hagman, Shihan Mike Hebert, Shihan Marshal Wolff and Shihan Vincen Guerini. These masters practiced these techniques with Shihan Steve Shatvet who trained under Donald Murnane.

Kenpo Karate

Kenpo focuses on more relaxed stances and smoother more circular movements. Students will learn how to remain relaxed while still delivering powerful strikes.

Sensei Brian studied these techniques under the watchful eye of Shihan Cody Robyn, Shihan John Hagman, Shihan Mike Hebert, Shihan Marshal Wolff and Shihan Vincen Guerini, all of whom studied directly or indirectly under Professor Nick Cerio.

Small Circle Jujitsu

Small Circle Jujitsu is the art of controlling and locking joints in the attacker.  A skilled practitioner can go all the way from controlling a person with little pain, all the way to destroying joints in emergency situations.

Sensei Brian studied these techniques under the watchful eye of Shihan Cody Robyn, Shihan John Hagman, Shihan Mike Hebert, Shihan Marshal Wolff and Shihan Vincen Guerini. Those master practitioners trained with Shihan Evan Pantazi and a variety of instructors who trained directly or indirectly with Professor Wally Jay and other high-level Jujitsu practitioners.

Kyusho Jitsu

Founded by Shihan Evan Pantazi, Kyusho International™ is the leading institution for training in the art of pressure point striking and manipulation. Students will learn techniques to aid in the debilitation of attackers using effective strike locations.

Sensei Brian achieved the rank of Nidan in Kyusho-Jutsu Kokusai Shihankai studying directly under Shihan Evan, as well as Shihan Cody Robyn, Shihan John Hagman, Shihan Mike Hebert, Shihan Marshal Wolff, and Shihan Vincent Guerini. Sensei Brian is the only Practitioner Level 2 in California of Kyusho.

Brazillian Jujitsu

Brazillian Jujitsu focuses largely on joint locks and submission/control techniques against opponents on the ground.  Students will learn how to escape holds and locks, as well as perform them on the ground in the event they are taken down.

Sensei Brian studied this art as part of the curriculum at Excel Karate.

Boxing

Boxing brings valuable skills that promote quick hands, agile footwork, and effective shielding. Students will learn common punching combinations as well as shielding techniques.

Sensei Brian as part of the curriculum at Excel Karate.

Kali Escrima Stick Fighting

Escrima stick fighting brings quick hands and agile feet.  With or without sticks, students will learn to strike in rapid succession with both hands, as well as gain valuable footwork skills to manage their range to their opponent.

Sensei Brian studied this artpart of the curriculum at Excel Karate.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi focuses on being grounded, and using the entire body in its movements.  Students will learn to remain centered and focus their energy.

Sensei Brian studied this art with Shihan Cody Robyn, Shihan John Hagman and Sifu Dave Bilyeu.

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