Nothing feels better than knowing you can take care of yourself mentally, financially, and physically. However for a lot of people, the physical part is just exercise. Being able to protect yourself in all situations is a confidence booster as much as it is a reassurance. A reassurance that can only be gained through any form of self defense classes. Today, when people think about self defense classes, they tend to think about women and children. However, self defense classes (and practices such as karate, boxing, jiu jitsu, ect. ), are for everyone.
How to fall
Front, side, back attacks
Defense against weapons
Tasha Ina Church was introduced to self-defense in 8th grade, taking Warrior Spirit with Jeff Alexander. Each of her parents took Judo and were huge influences in Tasha’s martial arts career. Both were teachers and believed in the importance of passing down knowledge to others. Ms. Church studied Aikido, Ninjustsu, Shotokan, and Jujitsu self-defense in a dojo from 18-25 years old. Since then she has studied Tai Chi, Boxing, and Aiki Jujitsu.
With 14 years of experience, she is contracted by organizations and businesses to teach self-defense and also taught self-defense to young girls within her Ladies First program. Tasha’s main style, Aikido, is rooted in several styles of jujitsu (from which modern judo is also derived), in particular daitoryu-(aiki)jujitsu, as well as sword and spear fighting arts. Aikido focuses on joint manipulation, joint locks and pressure points. The body movements utilize sword and spear fighting motions.
It is important for her to stress utilizing moves and wearing cloths that are realistic when walking the streets and just living everyday life. We cannot ask an attacker to wait while we change. So often, Tasha shows up to self-defense demonstrations wearing dresses, high heels, and other basic everyday clothing for women.