A BIT ABOUT SPARK SELF-DEFENSE
Because self-defense is more than just physical
When we think about self-defense, a lot of us automatically think of physical defenses like blocks and punches. Self-defense is more than that. Self-defense should also include the mental, verbal, and emotional skills that defend someone against all types of aggression.
Most self-defense situations happen as a result of some kind of escalation. SPARK Self-Defense prepares you to de-escalate. We train you to use your voice for defense, listen to your intuition, establish healthy boundaries in your relationships, and understand your surroundings. In our classes and workshops, you will also learn how to recognize and deal with both verbal and mental abuse.
Participants will also discover the power that they possess to defend themselves physically; we will teach awareness, ground fighting, escapes, and proper striking.
SPARK Self-Defense has a great team of partners from different martial arts backgrounds that work together to make self-defense accessible to anyone, no matter how much experience you have. We believe that under the umbrella of self-defense, all martial arts should work together in an effective way to help people be safe.
We also partner with professionals from different backgrounds such as health care, mental health, and other disciplines. We want to provide holistic training to keep everyone mentally, emotionally, and physically safe. We believe self-defense is prevention, training, and treatment.
The SPARK team wants to equip you to stand strong. We want to empower you to make your environment safe and healthy. We are looking forward to training with you, and partnering with you, to prevent violence in our world.