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REALITY BASED SELF DEFENSE SEMINARS

No matter if you are in the military, law enforcement, an experienced martial artist, or a private citizen, BEAR Self Preservation Systems (SPS) offers the very best in state of the art Reality Based Self Defense Training to suit your needs!

BEAR SPS is comprised of quality instructors from a variety of different backgrounds including Professional Martial Arts Instruction, National Level Competition, Health and Exercise Science, Professional Security, Military Instruction, and Corporate Training Services. Our Instructors’ training and experience give them a strong understanding on how to educate students on fundamental and advanced techniques and tactics alike.

We host a wide variety of both weekly classes and Seminar Courses on “Self Preservation” or Reality Based Self Defense. These courses include both conventional and unconventional forms of striking, Reality Based Self Defense grappling and groundwork , blunt force and edged weapon skills, environmental and situational awareness theory and tactics, and Reality Based “Live” Energy Scenarios . All of our courses encompass a 3- dimensional training philosophy that accounts for the psychological, emotional, and physiological components of unpredictable situations. So no matter what your training level is, BEAR SPS has a program to fit your needs and expertise.

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Introductory Seminars

“Survival Favors the Prepared Mind.” – Robert Crowley

Introductory Self Preservation Tactics Seminar

Participants will experience introductory principles of empty hand striking combat, weapons based defense, grappling and groundwork concepts, pressure testing scenarios and introductory situational awareness psychology. Students will be more confident in their ability to defend and trust themselves should an unpredictable altercation arise.

Overview:
● Intro to Stance, Striking, and Movement/Footwork
● Striking on targets and raw motor skill striking development
● Distance management
● Boundary establishment
● De-escalation & Violence diffusion tactics.
● Reactionary Defensive drills
● Simulated “Live” Energy Offensive and Defensive Striking Scenarios
● Situational Awareness and Assessment Principles
● Foundational Close Quarter Combat (CQC)
● Fear Management
● Mental Conditioning
● Foundational Environmental and Weapons of Opportunity (WOO) principles.

Environmental & Situational Awareness Theory & Tactics

This seminar focuses on developing skills to recognize threats and act accordingly in scenarios of personal, family, and home defense. Participants will understand principles, strategy, and tactics of empty hand, environmental, and weapon based defense. Students will leave this seminar with an improved ability to predict, plan for, and prevent a violent situation before it occurs whether they be at home, work, or out in their community.

Overview:
● Foundational principles of Situational Awareness and Assessment
● Violence diffusion
● Psychodynamics of an Attacker
● Fear Management
● Mental Conditioning
● Biochemical Responses to Violence
● Environmental and Weapons of Opportunity (WOO) principles.
● Psychology of Intimidation
● Stages of Predatory Action
● Home & Family Defense Planning

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Foundational Seminars

Foundational Seminars

Foundational Self Preservation Striking

This is not your typical Boxing Class! This course will develop both conventional and unconventional principles of empty hand striking, muscle memory, instinct reinforcement, and handling oneself in offensive and defensive tactics in Realistic Self Defense Scenarios.

Overview:
● Continuation of Stance, Striking, and Movement/Footwork
● Striking on targets
● Raw motor skill striking reinforcement
● Distance management
● Instinct and Muscle Memory Reinforcement
● Boundary establishment
● Deescalation & Violence diffusion tactics.
● Bursting Principles
● Simulated “Live” Energy Offensive and Defensive Striking Scenarios
● Situational Awareness and Assessment Principles
● Foundational Close Quarter Combat (CQC)
● Fear Management
● Mental Conditioning

Foundational Self Preservation Weapons of Opportunity

Participants of this seminar will experience principles of how to utilize a weapon, defend, disarm, and subdue an armed attacker. Students will understand blunt force and edged weapon theory. They will also learn how to efficiently read and utilize their environment to their advantage when under pressure. This course focuses on developing intuition, instinct, and confidence in one’s ability to detect weapons of opportunity, deter violence, and defensively utilize a weapon.

Overview:
● Foundational Offensive and Defensive weapon Tactics
○ Weapon vs. Weapon
○ Empty Hand vs. Weapon
○ Weapon vs. Empty Hand
● Situational awareness and assessment
● Violence diffusion
● Distance management
● Close Quarter Combat principles
● Fear Management
● Mental Conditioning
● Weapons of Opportunity detection
● Weapon Attribute Recognition
● Blunt Force / Edged/ Projectile Weapon Theory
● Reality Based Pressure Testing Scenarios

Foundational Self Preservation Grappling and Groundwork

Attendees will experience principles of ground based combat, defense against a standing opponent, distance management, bursting principles, and how to identify and create escape points. This is not your average grappling class! This class focuses on ingraining proper skills, instincts, and muscle
memory to protect yourself, should you find yourself in a violent altercation that is in close range or ends up on the ground.

Overview:
● Ground Based Positioning, Striking, and Movement
● Ground Based Defense
● Ground vs. Ground Combat Tactics
● Ground vs. Standup Combat Tactics
● Raw motor skill striking reinforcement
● Distance management from Ground
● Instinct and Muscle Memory Reinforcement
● Boundary Establishment
● Deescalation, Violence diffusion tactics, and Escape Point Recognition
● Bursting Principles
● Simulated “Live” Energy Offensive and Defensive Ambush Scenarios
● Situational Awareness and Assessment Principles
● Practical Submission/ Choke Defense and Escape Tactics
● Mental Conditioning

Foundational Close Quarter Combat (CQC) Scenarios

This is the culmination of all the previous seminars! Students will be put to the test in controlled “Live” Energy Simulations of Real World Scenarios. During this course students will be forced to develop, work with, and utilize lifesaving striking, grappling, weapon skills, and instincts. Strong performance in this course will qualify you for BEAR SPS’s Intermediate and Advanced level Self Preservation Courses.

Overview:
● Application of Positioning, Striking, and Movement
● Raw motor skill striking Application
● Distance management
● Instinct and Muscle Memory Reinforcement
● Verbal and Physical Boundary Establishment
● Deescalation, Violence diffusion tactics, and Escape Point Recognition
● Bursting Principles
● Simulated “Live” Energy Offensive and Defensive Ambush Scenarios
● Situational Awareness and Assessment Principles
● Application of Submission/ Choke Defense and Escape Tactics
● Mental Conditioning
● FEAR Management

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Private and Corporate Seminar Packages are available!

College Preparedness Seminar Series

College Preparedness 1

Course Description:

College age participants will experience introductory principles of empty hand striking combat, weapons based defense, grappling and groundwork concepts, pressure testing scenarios and introductory situational awareness psychology. Students will develop independent confidence in their ability to defend and trust themselves as they transition into a university setting.

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College Preparedness 2

Course Description:

This seminar focuses on developing skills to recognize threats and act accordingly in scenarios specific to college life. Participants will understand principles, strategy, and tactics of empty hand, environmental, and weapon based defense. Students will leave this seminar with an improved ability to predict, plan for, and prevent a violent situation before it occurs whether they be at home, work, school or out in public.

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College Preparedness 3

Course Description:

This is the culmination of all the previous seminars! Students will be put to the test in controlled “Live” Energy Simulations of Real World Scenarios. During this course students will be forced to develop, work with, and utilize lifesaving striking, grappling, weapon skills, and instincts. Strong performance in this course will qualify you for BEAR SPS’s Intermediate level Self Preservation Courses.

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