Students and Staff Roundhouse Kick their Way to Personal Safety at Seminar

Posted by on September 8, 2011


Chief Instructor Chuck Phillips demonstrates a "Wrist Grab" situation.

Chuck Phillips, Chief Instructor with Kyoshin Ryu Karate Academy demonstrated various ways to defend yourself during a seminar at the Blaine campus on September 7. A group of students and staff learned and practiced simple defense techniques to learn what to do in case a harmful situation arises.

Knowing how to react instantly when an attacker situation arises is the first step to protecting yourself. Attendees learned how to react in the case of a wrist grab or bear hug, effective ways to punch and kick as defense, what to do if the attacker has a weapon, and how to defend from the ground. Each participant used a partner to practice these techniques. According to Phillips, one of the best ways to fight off an attacker is to confuse them. “You can yell something completely random that doesn’t make sense – while they stop to think about it, you can run away,” he advised. “One that gets them every time, whether man or woman, is the blowing kiss motion,” he added. “They won’t know how to respond!”

Kyoshin Ryu Karate Academy offers karate instruction for men, women, kids, and teenagers. The academy also offers Yoga training. For more information, visit the website at

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