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Self-Defense through Awareness

April 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Jo Fountain

Self-Defense through Awareness
with Jo Fountain, author of The Habit of Awareness

Where are you most vulnerable? How do you appear to others? Do you check in with someone on a regular basis? What would you do if…? Learn how to avoid, deal with and get out of difficult and dangerous situations.

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Sunday, April 15, 12pm
Performance Training Studio

Tuesday, April 17, 6:30pm
Signature Training Studio

Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield
Sunday, April 22, 12pm
Committee Meeting Room)

Tuesday, April 24, 6:30pm
Performance Training Studio

Sessions will run approximately 90 minutes

Discussions will deal with three stages of proximity:

  • Avoid completely
  • Evade contact
  • Deflect and depart

Why Create Habits of Awareness

  • Actively and deliberately practicing awareness can keep you safe
  • Your awareness may assist in avoiding potentially risky situations even before they’re presented
  • Training and usage is easier simply because you don’t need a specific place or device
  • Learning to be deliberate and consistent can create lifelong, life-saving habits
  • Most people won’t learn or become proficient in a physical self-defense or use of a weapon – this is the next best thing!

The Habit of Awareness

Jo Fountain has been practicing martial arts for most of her life, getting serious about Karate in her early 20s. While pregnant, the realization of change caught her attention. She was suddenly looking out for two people. Jo began to think about what some people do in this situation and about the unique traits that martial arts training instills. Among other things, an extended practice of the martial arts teaches you to be aware. This training is often used to avoid fights, which is winning them – but in a different way.


April 15, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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The J, Staenberg Family Complex
2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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