The concept of self-defense for seniors deals more with not showing distress than with techniques to physically hurt an offender. Strength to protect oneself comes from an awareness of surroundings, a confidant presence, and an understanding of your abilities.
On Thursday, August 21, 2014, at 2:00 PM, Triad/SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) of St. Mary’s County will host a Self-Defense Seminar at Victory Woods Senior Apartments, 22611 FDR Boulevard, Lexington Park, Maryland. The presenter will be Wayne Dean, owner of Dean’s Okinawan Martial Arts and Self Defense. Mr. Dean will focus his presentation on Self-Defense for seniors which will include:
- Break-Away Techniques: the skills and techniques to break-away and protect you in aggressive situations where one has been threatened or physically assaulted.
- Pressure Point Areas: the ability to locate “pressure point areas” on the human body to defend oneself.
- Cane-Fu Self Defense: seniors with and without disabilities will learn how to use a cane to defend themselves from physical harassment and assault.
There is one important psychological factor to remember regarding self-defense. You are strengthening yourself and becoming more equipped to handle hostile situations!
Registration is not required, but encouraged. This event is open to the public and FREE of charge. To register, call 301-475-4200, ext. 1073.