Atemi-jutsu Live Training

atemi-jutsu live trainingAtemi-jutsu Live Training weekends are based on the Target Focus Training (TFT) live training program, a self defence methodology created and developed in the US over the past twenty years.

“Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is the answer… it’s the only answer!” Tim Larkin

The weekend is made up of discrete modules that take you from zero assumed knowledge to effectiveness in around 16 hours. We teach you how to survive the most critical five seconds of your life by using the tool of violence to save your own life or the life of someone you care about.

We realise this is a big claim. But if we knew of anyone that could do it better, we’d be doing their program instead.

Our confidence is based on research carried out over many years by individuals who have dedicated their professional lives to identifying what works, how best to communicate it, and how to get you doing it as quickly as possible.

This program has been presented to thousands of individuals in the US and has been refined over and over again, incorporating the latest principles of adult-learning and skill acquisition, as well as feedback from participants who have survived unavoidable violence as a result of this training.

The training is entirely principle-based (rather than scenario-based). You will find yourself employing new skills creatively on the first morning.

Why should I have to learn this?

You might think of it this way. Do you agree everyone should know how to swim, if only enough to dog-paddle to the side of the pool? While we have protections in place: warning signs, pool fences, lifeguards and flotation devices, they only mitigate the risk, they don’t necessarily prevent you drowning. At some point you had to learn to swim, right? If you like swimming you might become really good at it, even to Olympic standard, but the ‘how not to drown’ part is covered in the first hours of training.

Similarly, every adult can learn how to survive unavoidable violence. While we build safeguards through awareness, education and equitable laws, they are only effective among the sane and socialised. There are individuals who are mentally ill, substance-addicted, or just plain damaged, and sometimes all three at once, who are unwilling or unable to behave in a sane and socialised way.

Of course we can’t teach you to be an elite swimmer in a single weekend, what we can teach you is how to save your own life if you’re ever in deep water.

Further reading

Meeting the mongrel

Why we don’t teach women’s self defence

Radical therapy for a Good Girl

How will you react to unavoidable violence?

It’s Different for Me: A Woman’s Perspective on Hand-to-Hand Combat Training 

Mama Said Knock You Out: Women in Hand-to-Hand Combat Training

Terrorism, self defence and training


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