THE B.R.A.V.A. PROGRAM
Here at the York AMA we believe strongly that personal safety should be everyone’s right. Unfortunately, in today’s world that right is not given freely, but it can be earned by individuals who take the time to learn the basics of avoiding violence. Since 1990 we at the York AMA have been actively engaging local schools, day camps and community groups on this subject and providing training for the children of our community through the B.R.A.V.A. program.

B.R.A.V.A. stands for Bully Resistance And Violence Avoidance.
The B.R.A.V.A program focuses on three primary areas to help children better understand and deal with personal violence:

1) Creating awareness of the main types of bullying including physical, verbal, social and cyber-bullying

2) Informing them of the appropriate response choices that they have to be able to deal with their particular situation

3) Teaching and roll playing various soft skills to avoid their becoming targets for violence and to effectively resist the most basic types of assault.

This program is available as an interactive 40 min assembly or as a 60-90 min course with a recommended audience of kids from grades 1-6. It is offered FREE of charge to schools within a designated area around our facility or at a cost of only $5 per child with a minimum of $100 charge per class for the instructor for those schools outside of that area.

Pleasecontact us for more information or to book a course.



THE TEEN DEFENDER PROGRAM

There is no more important time than during the teen years for people to update their self-defense skills. Statistically the years between ages 14 and 24 are when individuals are at the highest risk. This is due to a number of predictable and preventable factors, which is where the Teen Defender Program comes in.

Geared for high school aged students, TEEN DEFENDER focuses on: instructing teens in effective means of personal safety, conflict resolution, violence avoidance, bully proofing, sexual harassment and self-defence.

It covers effectively the HAL/HALE HPE program requirements for Personal Safety and Injury Prevention and is also a very fun, very physical unit. A 3 or 5 day program introduces students to:  Causes and types of physical and non-physical abuse, Personal preparedness and awareness training, Conflict avoidance and resolution strategies, Sexual harassment and rape prevention strategies, as well as Physical countermeasures for basic assault scenarios.

Unit testing and a marked evaluation are provided at the end of the unit. The Teen Defender Program is offered at a cost of approximately $5 per student with a minimum of $125 per class for the instructor. Please contact us for more information or to book a course.

 

AT OUR FACILITY

For best results training in self-defense should be undertaken on a regular weekly basis. For this reason we sincerely recommend our regular schedule of classes.

For those who cannot attend classes regularly or who are not interested in more than self-defense, we offer throughout the week two classes called Extreme Self Defense which are focused only on self-defense and personal safety instruction. Kids wear shorts and t-shirts and should have safety gear for feet, hands, knees and mouthguards.

All personal safety instruction at our school offers an abundance of tips, tactics and strategies that can be used immediately  to “harden” the student as a potential target for violence. Additionally they cover basic information like: Causes and types of physical and non-physical abuse, Personal preparedness and awareness training, Conflict avoidance and resolution strategies, Sexual harassment and rape prevention strategies, in addition to physical countermeasures for the most common types of assault scenarios.

Pleasecontact us for more information on how you can get involved with a FREE trial class.

ADULT SELF-DEFENCE CLASSES

At its heart Karate is a defensive martial art that teaches practitioners various ways and means of using their body parts to protect themselves. Its philosophy dictates the need to use discipline, awareness and preparation as primary forms of protection, understanding that the best defense lies in not being caught in a bad situation. At the same time there is a clear acceptance of the need to be fully physically and mentally prepared for any eventuality.

Here at the AMA our program of Karate training includes and incorporates another very important aspect of Karate: Goshin Jitsu (Self Defense). Using specific techniques, tactics and strategies students learn to deal with various forms of assault from grappling, throwing and ground fighting to punching and kicking.

As well as having a separate program with classes every week for this topic and incorporating this training in our regularly scheduled classes, throughout the year we offer courses on self defense both in house as well as in workplace environments through our Workplace Warrior Programs corporate training courses. Check out our upcoming events or contact us for or more information


KIDS EXTREME SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES

Our Extreme Self-Defense program can be taken as an add on to a childs regular schedule of lessons with us or as a stand alone program for kids who like to work hard, need to learn to protect themselves or simply are not into belts. The program focuses on three primary areas to help students better understand and deal with personal violence: Creating awareness of the main types of bullying; informing them of the appropriate response choices that they have to be able to deal with their particular situation; as well as teaching and roll playing various soft skills to avoid their becoming targets for violence and to effectively resist the most common types of assault.

Of course there is no getting away from the need to work hard when learning to protect yourself. Through the creative use of focus pad, punching bag, target and partner clinch take-down and grappling training we make sure that by the end of the class the children are all Fit, Focused and have had Fun! Although much of this material is presented as a regular part of our classes on an ongoing basis, it is offered here for those who want to go further into more advanced situations and drills that are not covered in the regular program or as a separate course for people who only want to take a self-defense course.

You can also have us come to your school to present the B.R.A.V.A. Program for kids of theTeen Defender Program for youth, just use thecontact us form and ask for more information.

IN YOUR WORKPLACE

According to a 2004 study 17% of all self reported incidents of violent victimization in Canada, or 356,000 occurrences, occurred at the persons workplace. These statistics only represent three types of violence: sexual assault, robbery and physical assault and do not include any of the “softer” forms of violence such as intimidation, bullying, or discrimination.

Because the need for proactive workplace communication and violence prevention training is so high, we have created a corporate training entity known as Workplace Warrior Programs, which offers a variety of leadership, team building, living well and violence avoidance training courses for both large and small companies.

Visit that website atwww.workplacewarriorprograms.com
orcontact us for more information


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