i-STRIKE stands for I am Self-confident, Tough, Resourceful, Intuitive, Kind and Extraordinary. In a world that is often cruel and negative we tend to get sucked into that darkness and forget that we are all those things listed above and so much more. i-STRIKE teaches simple effective techniques using the strongest parts of our bodies to the most vulnerable parts of the assailants and designed to be used by women of all ages & capabilities.
This seminar is designed for teen girls & women and will cover basic self-defense techniques used specifically in sexual assault type situations. Even with martial arts training, this is not an area that is covered often. For example, you will learn the correct way to fall if pushed/thrown to the ground (mats are provided) and how to get out of front/back pins and other techniques. This will be done also with the help of a male assistant wearing a full contact suit, so you will be able to strike back full force.
This session will be led by Master Kellie Thomas, a 5th degree Black Belt in ITF TaeKwon Do and the owner of TaeKwon Do K.I.C.K.S. located in Addison County Vermont teaching students ranging from toddlers to grandparents.