This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

NASM 1.9

PTAG 20

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 20.0

NETA 20

WITS 20

Empower Self Defense: Phases 1 & 2

$199.00

New Program!

Empower Self Defense Phases 1 & 2 can be used for multiple purposes:

  1. It can be a personal safety self- study guide for the general public. 
  2. It can be used as a text for a self-defense training course.
  3. It can be used as a measurement gauge for other self-defense training programs.

This comprehensive self defense training course can be tailored to the specific and individual needs of each client. 

And this is what self defense training should be – custom designed because each person has different mental, emotional, environmental and physical characteristics. 

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

NASM 1.9

PTAG 20

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 20.0

NETA 20

WITS 20

The American Academy of Health and Fitness (BOC AP#: P3645) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers.

Empower Self Defense: Phases 1 & 2

$199.00

New Program!

Empower Self Defense Phases 1 & 2 can be used for multiple purposes:

  1. It can be a personal safety self- study guide for the general public. 
  2. It can be used as a text for a self-defense training course.
  3. It can be used as a measurement gauge for other self-defense training programs.

This comprehensive self defense training course can be tailored to the specific and individual needs of each client. 

And this is what self defense training should be – custom designed because each person has different mental, emotional, environmental and physical characteristics. 

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Electronic Format: $199

If you purchase a program, you will receive an email with links to your workbook, test and  instructions. If you don't see this email after purchase, please check your spam folder for an email from the American Academy of Health and Fitness.

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

NASM 1.9

PTAG 20

BCRPA 20.0

ISSA 20.0

NETA 20

WITS 20

ACE 2.0

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Academy of Health and Fitness” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from December 2017 – December 2020.  Providership # 817430

 

Description

Every situation encountered is influenced and affected by many variables such as the potentially different mental, emotional, environmental and physical characteristics of the assailant(s).

Phase 1 of the course provides detailed information about the four types of awareness and identifies some specific scenarios and considerations that can be improved through heightened levels of awareness. 

This section provides detailed instruction on evasion movement performance, redirection techniques against strikes and grabs and striking techniques. 

Phase 2 of the course repeats some of the information about the four types of awareness, but more specifically focuses on how they apply to being grabbed or held by an attacker. 

This section also includes detailed instruction for self defense against various types of grabs and holds, including loosening techniques, escape techniques, and application of evasion, redirection and striking, and exit techniques. 

Combining Phases 1 and 2 then provides a more comprehensive look at combining the physical skills taught in Phases 1 and 2 into more complex, yet still simple, realistic and practical self defense counter attacks.

The goal of Empower Self Defense Phases 1 & 2 is to provide a solid base of knowledge for the development of safe and effective classes. 

Information and instructional tools required to properly teach movements and techniques are provided for the prospective instructor. 

The ultimate goal is to provide instructors with the knowledge and skills required to lead safe workouts in which each movement is utilized to the fullest extent to positively stress the body and achieve the desired exercise program objectives: a motivating, safe and effective exercise routine.

Certified health and fitness professionals holding more than one certification may obtain CECs/CEUS for all approved certification organizations (see list above) for which they need continuing education at no additional cost.

Continue reading

Course Objectives

Upon succesfully completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the four types of awareness, as they relate to personal security training (mental, emotional, environmental, and physical).
  • Develop and enhance the individual’s mental awareness in order that he/she may recognize and avoid or more effectively deal with potential or real conflict.
  • Create a level of emotional awareness that provides an individual with the specific knowledge and skills required to be cognizant of and respond properly to his/her own emotional state and the emotional state of those who he/she are interacting with, in order to provide the responses that promote personal safety.
  • Provide the individual with the knowledge and skills to recognize, evaluate and respond to the environment in which they must perform work activities, as well as daily routines.
  • Demonstrate and perform basic self defense strategies and techniques.
  • Identify an individual’s physical strengths and weaknesses, in relation to physical self defense technique performance, including the “fight or flight” decision-making process.
  • Progressively teach and practice basic self defense strategies and techniques and provide the participant with the ability to teach basic self defense concepts.
  • Provide information about and instruction on specific methods of cardiovascular training that would be required for and enhance the performance of physical self defense-type activities.
  • Demonstrate safe and proper muscular system endurance, strength and power conditioning exercises specific to self-defense technique and movement training.
  • Explain how to apply the concept of Progressive Overload to self-defense training and conditioning.

Course Features

Electronic Format

This is the only available format option and includes:

  • 452-page manual in PDF format with study guide questions at the end of each chapter
  • Access to nearly four hours of accompanying videos
  • Online test with two free retakes

Study from home

A continuing education home study course offered in a distance-learning format with no time limit to complete.

This comprehensive self defense training course can be tailored to the specific and individual needs of each client.

Immediate access

Available for immediate access and download after purchasing.

Can be used for multiple purposes

It can be a personal safety self- study guide for the general public, as a text for a self-defense training course or as a measurement gauge for other self-defense training programs.

Online test

Immediate results. Two free test retakes. Print your own certificate.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication & acknowledgement
  • What you will learn
  • How to use this book
  • Disclaimer & liability advisement
  • Phase 1 overview
  • Phase 1 self defense training introduction
  • Why learn self defense?
  • Legal liability
  • Fitness training vs. self defense training
  • Preparation for & understanding the potential
    consequences of conflict
  • Principles of personal security
  • Body language
  • Awareness – the offensive weapon
  • Physical instruction
  • General
  • Balance
  • Distancing
  • Individual joint movement vs. Full body integration
  • Technique quality vs. Quantity
  • Movement / technique strength & power
  • Stance – the starting position
  • Evasion movements
  • Technique training & conditioning – general
  • Elbow strike
  • Palm heel strike
  • Knee strike
  • Front kick
  • Side kick
  • Blocking
  • Evasion movements
  • General body conditioning information
  • Primary strike target area table
  • Phase 2 Overview
  • Phase 2 Self defense training introduction
  • Martial arts training vs. self defense training
  • Legal liability
  • Awareness – quick review
  • Preparation for self defense against grabs & holds
  • Physical instruction
  • Distancing
  • Individual joint movement vs. Full body integration
  • Technique quality vs. Quantity
  • Movement / technique strength & power
  • Progressive overload
  • Physical technique
  • Chokes
  • Shoulder grabs
  • Lapel grabs
  • Hammerlocks
  • Full nelson
  • Head locks
  • Bear hugs
  • Hair grabs
  • Wrist/arm grabs
  • Summary points
  • Appendix
  • Phase 1 & Phase 2 – Putting it all together
  • Chokes
  • Headlocks
  • Shoulder grabs
  • Bear hugs
  • Functional cardiovascular conditioning for self defense
  • Functional conditioning for muscular endurance,
    strength & power
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Author’s credentials

Get in touch

Got Questions?

I like the format of AAHF program materials. I found the workbook and quizzes supplied very helpful to learn the material and prepare for the test. Thank you!

Dennis Horton
NSCA (CSCS)

My AAHF program was straight forward, concise, and relative.

Jennifer Fleming
NASM

My AAHF course was comprehensive and well laid-out. It was also very succinct, easy to study for and very useful in day-to-day client programming.

Sharon Wortham
NASM, ISSA

I am very happy with each of the four home study CEC courses I have taken from AAHF and will be back for more!

Peter Ronai
NASM, ACSM, NSCA