Become more in tune with your surroundings, avoid conflict before it can happen, escape in the event that conflict does happen, and if all else fails, DEFEND with simple precise strikes!
AWARENESS: Develop and refine the “mental maps” that alert us to confrontation. Learn survival signals that will awaken your senses to potential danger.
EVASION: Make sound decisions to avoid confrontations and situations.
ESCAPE: Learn methods of escape in the event someone does grab hold of you, and more importantly, to be comfortable in any situation.
DEFEND: Learn simple effective strikes using open hand, elbow, knees and improvised weapons to stun your opponent.
Instructor Thom Schuchaskie is an expert in primitive Survival Skills from the Tracker School, a black belt and instructor in Krusada Kali Escrima in single and double sticks, has been studying Aikido, Japanese self defense for over a decade, and is a Purple belt at Renzon Gracie Academy in NYC where he has been training for 13 years.
Instructor Joy Schiavo has been studying Filipino Martial Arts for over 10 years, and is a 1st degree black belt for Kuntaw Kali Kruzada, the FIRST female back belt the system has produced. When she is not teaching, she is busy raising a wonderful daughter to be a confident, independent, and productive member of society.