Self Defense

Our “AAA” self-defense program is different from ordinary self-defense training in several ways.

  1. We teach full-force self-defense. By training students to fight full-force against padded mock attackers, in an adrenalized state, we ingrain our techniques into your 'muscle memory'. This means that your body will remember - and respond appropriately - even when the mind has forgotten or "freezes" during an attack.
  2. We teach using realistic scenarios. Our instructors are trained to use real-life scenarios of violence and potential violence by playing the role of perpetrators so that you are prepared to counter an actual assault.
  3. Training is tailored to each individual. While our techniques utilize the strengths in most student's bodies, they can be learned by virtually anyone regardless of age or physical ability. Class size is limited to provide a maximum level of individual instruction.
  4. We understand the extremely emotional nature inherent in confronting the fear of violence. Our classes are taught in an extremely supportive environment by trauma-informed instructors. We help you develop your inner strength and work through your fears, as well as honing your physical abilities.

Self-defense is a set of awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills with safety strategies and physical techniques that enable someone to successfully escape, resist and survive violent attacks. A good self-defense course provides psychological awareness and verbal skills, not just physical training.

Roughrider Academy is recognized as a premier leader in self-defense instruction in the area.   Through Awareness, Avoidance and Action we cover all aspects of self-preservation. If you have a group that is interested in learning to protect themselves and their loved ones, or you are an individual that would like the option of private lessons, please don’t hesitate to contact us!!