Self Defense

The need to apply self defense techniques can occur when you least expect it. One very crucial difference between preparing to win matches and readying yourself for a violent confrontation is time. The faster one concludes a real fight the better. There is one rule we must use in real confrontations: win the fight in thirty seconds or less or don’t expect to win at all.​

ABQ Okinawan Karate uses several physical techniques to accomplish this goal. We use vital point striking, pressure point manipulation, joint locks, sweeps and takedowns, etc. We also study the mental aspects of self defense such as situational awareness and deescalation. We tailor our self defense to each individual’s strengths and abilities.

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