Youth Self Defense & Fitness
Ages 9-12.

Three primary rules will be taught to encourage good decision-making in threatening or potential "bullying" situations:
  1. 1. Avoid fighting at all costs.
  2. 2. If someone does attack you, defend yourself to the best of your abilities.
  3. 3. Never cause more harm to your attacker than is necessary to protect yourself.
In addition to anti-bullying techniques, fitness will also be emphasized in the program. Circuit training style workouts, obstacle courses, problem solving and critical thinking skills will also be incorporated.

The weekly training schedule will typically but not always consist of one day of self defense, a day focused on fitness, obstacle courses, or problem solving challenges, and the last training day consisting of both concepts.

To maintain a disciplined and respectful martial arts environment participants will wear an all white gi (kimono) with a belt and an ASD t-shirt. More often than not the children will train in a t-shirt but wear a martial arts belt to distinguish what level they’ve attained in the program. (Advancement distinguishes what Level the student has attained within the ASD program and does not transfer to a belt in another martial art.) Testing will take place for students to demonstrate their self defense techniques, fitness progression, and problem solving skills.

Advancement in levels will also be based on class attendance, enthusiasm, participation, and good conduct in and out of the ASD program.

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Age Requirements
All Youth participants must be between 9-12 years old.
Gear Requirements
All White Jiu-Jitsu Gi (not Taekwondo), Two (2) Academy of Self Defense t-shirts
Youth Self Defense & Fitness

Everest Pepper
Ev has been active in martial arts for over 35 years. He has earned a black belt in Krav Maga and numerous black belts in other martial arts. He is a certified CDT Tactical Master Instructor and has trained law enforcement personnel as well as U.S. military forces for the past 25 years.

Certifications: VKM® Black Belt (2005), IKMF Instructor Certification, IKMF Close Quarter Protection, Hosin Hapkido Federation Master Instructor, Hosin Hapkido 8th Degree Black Belt

No matter what kind of training or program that you are looking for, the Academy of Self Defense is sure to have something that you will enjoy. To get a better idea of what program(s) that you like the most, we are offering you a FREE TWO WEEK TRIAL! Take as many classes you want during your two weeks!