Self-Defense Seminars

Midwest Center for Movement offers Self-Defense & Self-Protection classes taught on a seminar basis for people of all ages interested in improving their skills at avoiding and surviving an altercation with an attacker.

Our Self-Defense & Self-Protection seminars are extremely popular with individuals, families, community groups and large businesses. We offer these seminars at our facility or yours. In these seminars we teach a “safe escape” mindset- preventing a situation from escalating to the point of physical altercation should be a self-defense minded person’s intial focus. Once a situation reaches the physical stage, you will learn simple, effective ways to neutralize the attacker and get you (and your family) home safe. Our seminars often benefit local organizations such as TurningPoint for Victims of Domestic Abuse and other worthy groups. Space is usually limited to 40.

While these seminars are designed to help you develop a better understanding for Self-Protection along with simple Self-Defense techniques, it is important to realize that a two+ hour seminar is not a replacement for continued training and practice in a professional environment such as one of our scheduled Aikido, BJJ, or Cane Jitsu classes.  


Cost: Minimum of 8 participants  8-14 participants $25,  15- or more $20 

To advance to the next level participants must have completed the previous level.

Level 1: Mental Preparation for Confrontation. Self-Protection vs. Self-Defense. Basic open hand techniques.

Level 2: Recap Level One.  Intermediate open hand techniques. Ground Escape, Ground Evasion, Ground Defenses.

Level 3: Recap of 1 & 2.  Environmental Weaponry. Use of Weapons, Legaility, needed certifications. Weapon techniques and weapon retention.

If you don't wish to arrange a seminar, please join our mailing list to be notified when we have open seminars coming up.