Lake Country Judo is pleased to provide a Women's Self Defense Class. The class will incorporate Judo and Krav Maga techniques in a unique and easy to learn format.

Krav Maga, originally developed in Israel, is the official system of self defence and Hand-to-Hand combat employed by the Israeli Defence Forces, the Israeli National and Military Police, as well as Israeli special operations and security units. The combination of Judo and Krav Maga provides a complete range of techniques to defend against all types of aggression -- be it punches, kicks, chokes, holds, or weapons (e.g. guns, knives, sticks, etc...). Students will learn different techniques to defend against different types of attacks (e.g. how to defend against a knife versus a stick attack), and will also learn to apply principles learned from one scenario to a similar variant scenario.

The Self Defense Class will also teach participants the throws, hold downs and submissions of Judo and will award belt promotions as you advance in the class. To properly defend yourself one must be physically and mentally prepared to do so therefore the Class focuses on fitness drills, flexibility, circuits and covers the psychology of self defense as well.

Regardless of your age or fitness level the Self Defense Class will help you improve your strength, cardio, coordination, flexibility and confidence while teaching you how to protect yourself and your loved ones.

A Judo Gi ( uniform ) is recommended but not required, a heavy sweat shirt and sweat pants will do. Gis start at approx $50. Everything else is provided.

Instructor - Keith Griechen is a third degree Black Belt in Judo with training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Krav Maga and Wrestling. He currently is under contract to teach a Women's Self Defense Course as part of the Community Futures North Okanagan Bridges Program.

Class Time - Sunday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.( Start Date - Jan. 9th, 2011)

Location - The Lake Country Judo Club located at the Oceola Fish and Game Club at 11888 McGowan Road in Winfield, B.C.

Cost - The cost for the class will be $50 a month and for $10 more a month the Women are welcome to join our regular Judo Classes on Tues. and Thurs. 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Please contact Keith for more information;
Email - Keith@LakeCountryJudo.com
Cell - 250-878-1673

Two day Self Defence Course for Woman

The Lake Country Judo Club is proud to run a two day Womans Self Defence Course. The course combines Judo techniques and simple strikes for effective self defence training that can be taught in a short period of time. The course not only teaches the women physical tools to protect themselves it also involves the psychological conditioning that they have the ability to use these techniques to possibly save thier lives.
*Special thanks to the black belts who gave thier time and energy, Bob Griechen ( Sensei ), Ann Griechen, Keith Griechen, Terry Lamb and Karen Erickson.

A demonstration of effective strikes and Osoti Gari for Self Defence by Ann and Terry.

A demonstration using a standing Ude Garami to defend a knife attack by Sensi and Keith.

A class participant using Yoko Wakari to defend an aggressive forward attack.

A class participant using Osoto Gari to take down an attacker.