Women's Urban Defense & Taijutsu

Women's Urban Defense & Taijutsu

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2 hires on Lessons.com
30 years in business

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Fort Worth, TX 76180
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  • Bethany Obert

    Patrick is an excellent teacher, very patient and explains the process clearly. His attention to detail and form really built my confidence as I learned movement and skill.

  • Tiffany Ward

    Woman's Urban Defense has met and exceeded my expectations. I went in hoping to learn some basic self defense strategies but have been pleasantly surprised with the opportunity to learn soo much more than basic moves. The instructor is knowledgeable and brings years of experience to each lesson. People who are committed and want to progress, have the opportunity to work up through belt ranking, improve fitness levels, lose weight, and gain muscle. People won't be disappointed when choosing Women's Urban Defense.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

After I quote them, they can txt me if serious to set up a date & time to meet in public, home or even their own office space for a free sit down consultation on what they are looking to achieve.

I discuss what training packages I offer and rates. If they are interested after this, they fill out the application that states days and hours and where training will be. Month to month, no contracts, quit any time.

 Most schools will hold you to a 6 month or year contract agreement! I don't pressure women. They'll continue if they really feel it's beneficial to their safety. 

 I've trained at parks, yards, in home or previously at my studio in home dojo. However, I no longer do the latter simply since the previous majority wanted me to go to them to train them at the privacy of their residence or a park, depending on weather. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

2012 instructor of the year in my style and ranked by international federation of a board of grandmaster instructors. Been teaching since 1992 and have trained a wide variety of students.

 have refocused my teachings more so since 2016 to women's defense. 

This is not a competitive art. It's meant for street survival or car and home self defense.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I do but I can work out any plan for any budget. 

How did you get started teaching?

By lots of hard work training and achieving black belt ranks. Some feel that martial arts can be a crash course to learn a few moves and they are good to go. The truth is, martial arts takes more than a few sessions since most people I've trained take months just to learn the very basics!

 alone is often not good enough for effective self defense. It's like trying to teach someone how to fly a fighter jet in just a few lessons?

 a few lessons can help, it's just not enough. I really prefer those who are more serious for long term training. 

What types of students have you worked with?

All types. X military, nurses, house wives, sales people, college students, flight attendants,etc . 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A women's defense demonstration for 300 apartment managers where about 50 were interested in further details we did a more in-depth demo for and of which about ten apartment managers wanted us to come out and offer training to their residence. Fees paid for by the apartment owners. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

First off, many competitive styles teach based off rules. There are no rules when it comes to a life or death assault situation. 2ndly, many of them don't adequately cover weapons or escape and evasion skills. I've taught instructors of competitive arts that had little skill in terms of the above. They had been been focusing more on competitive style fighting.

 later said I helped them open their mind to more than just that. Weapons training and defense is vital in self defense because commonly, an attacker will be armed or there might be more than one of them!

That's not to say there are not great fighters in these arts. There are. But do they know weapons? Often not. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What their goals are. Don't focus on a particular style. But rather, whatever style, it needs to focus on ground, stand up, weapons, escape and evasion, multiple attacker defense and even scenario training. 

While my style is traditional Budo, I also incorporate focus mit striking, kicks, distancing and footwork, balance, coordination, pressure point attacks, weapons disarming and use and more. 

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