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Corporate Self-defense Programs
Quantum Point is proud to offer corporate self-defense training programs under our company’s separate division: Self-Defense Academy of Western NC.
“Why should I include self-defense in my company’s wellness training program?”
Violence is a Reality:
- About half of all Americans will experience some form of violent crime.
- About 35% of women and 10% of men will experience domestic violence.
- While violent crime rates in the US have fallen over recent decades, they are still higher than most similar countries.•About 40% of violent crime is committed by strangers.
Benefits to Participants
Participants in our self-defense workshops will learn new skills, get some valuable exercise, and raise their personal confidence all at the same time! Attendees will learn to control themselves and their environment. Interestingly, people training in new skills and focused on developing themselves are less prone to violence, themselves.
The extended workshop formats offer more developed skills, deeper knowledge, and more lasting fitness.
Rape and Domestic Violence
About 1 in 3 women will be a victim of domestic violence. More than 1 in 6 women will be a victim of sexual violence in their lifetime. Studies have shown that self-defense training – training that includes both defensive physical skills and non-physical skills like avoidance, de-escalation, and emotional management – have a positive effect on both avoidance and survival of these traumatic events.
What We Cover
Avoidance – Our self-defense workshops go beyond physical defensive skills, covering important self-protection topics like risk assessment, situational awareness, de-escalation, and decision making.
Physical skills – Of course, our self-defense workshops also cover essential physical skills – ways to survive and escape physical violence if you can’t avoid it.
Conflict resolution – Some violent situations can be avoided by defusing them before they reach a dangerous level. Workshops discuss cues to the anger process, what that process does to the brain, and how to an angry mind is different. We also cover self-management (to avoid becoming the out-of-control angry person).
Confidence – Low self-confidence has been shown to be a factor in both victimization (especially in domestic violence and sexual assault) and emotional intelligence (self-management of emotions). Learning new skills and meeting new challenges has a demonstrated positive effect on self-image, and we emphasize this effect in our workshops as much as possible.
Single-Day – Designed for quick benefits, and focused on the most essential areas, a one-day program lasts 4-6 hours, depending on the focus.
Multiple Days – Allowing for more content, better skill development, and more practice time (and exercise!) for the attendees, a multi-day program can be set up over the course of a single week or repeating on the same day for multiple weeks.
Ongoing Training – For groups who want to continue the process of developing self-defense skills and maintain the fitness and stress-relief benefits, scheduled training intervals can be arranged. This option allows ongoing practice and skill development, and allows new employees to join the learning at any time.
Organizations that provide benefits beyond standard workplace perks – including education beyond job training – experience higher employee engagement, reduced turnover, and higher work satisfaction.
Self-defense training can also help reduce employee’s stress, increase their fitness, and increase their self-confidence.
Who Can We Train?
Programs available for women, men, and mixed groups. Adult or teen programs. Any age, if capable of moderate physical activity. Happy to work with those with specific limitations to adapt what we teach. Special programs available for security staff.
About the Trainer
Gerry Seymour is a Senior Instructor, with more than 35 years of experience. He has trained with and taught law enforcement officers, security staff, as well as hundreds of ordinary people of all ages. He has experience working security, and his strong background as a management consultant and corporate trainer give him a unique insight into the training needs of organizations. Seymour is sometimes assisted by students or other instructors, as needed.
For the convenience of attendees, classes are normally held at the organization’s workplace. Other arrangements can be made, when necessary.