10 moves in two weeks to ‘kick butt’ on New Year’s resolution

Real self-defense training can happen with as little as 10 moves. Against popular belief, one DOES NOT need to be a Black Belt to be proficient in martial arts, nor does he or she have to spend years in a self-defense school learning more about bowing than what to do if someone attacks you from behind. This is an important distinction to make because we all want to feel safer, regardless of where we are, or who we’re with, whether walking out to a dark parking lot, entering an empty staircase at work, or even feeling secure in our own homes late at night.

“In a real attack, many of the complex moves that are taught in martial arts dojos and are seen in movies will not work,” said Matt Numrich, owner and head instructor of Elite Defense Systems, a self-defense academy in Rockford. Numrich explains, “If you minimize the self-defense moves you have available to single direct moves, which focus on weak spots in the attacker’s body—defending oneself is easy, plus it burns fat! Luckily, these same direct moves offer super-high leverage for the person who is being attacked, even against bigger and stronger attackers.” That is why Numrich’s students, who range from law enforcement to the military, learn just as quickly as his “fitness focused” civilian student body.

Numrich will educate audiences in the folllowing:

The universal weak spots on any human, regardless of their size and strength level

Examples of the 10 super effective moves he teaches people of all ages

How to train these tools realistically, so one does not freeze up during an attack

The missing “more popular” link in the misleading theory of “flight or fight”

Why cardio kick boxing and Tae Bo programs make you more vulnerable!

Creating a simple “at home” program to reach one’s New Year’s fitness goals!

Numrich’s self-defense academy is offering a free two-week course to help people get a jump start on their New Year’s resolutions. For more information or to schedule an interview on what anyone can do if they get attacked, call (815) 885-4758. Please keep this number if you have any other questions pertaining to child safety, as we are continuously bombarded by high-profile violent attacks and abductions.

From the Jan. 4-10, 2006, issue

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