Urban Self-Defense Program Begins on 10/19 Monday

KFM -Keyshi Fighting Method

We are very excited to make this announcement! As some of you may know already, US Air Force Captain Andrew Emerson -Master Combative Instructor, is offering us an urban self-defense program, every Monday at 7-9 pm, starting on October 19th, 2020 at our Berkeley location.

The program is based on the KFM (Keysi Fighting Method), which has been featured in movies such as the Batman series, Jack Reacher, and Game of Thrones, etc. and his own military experience.

The focus of his lessons is to recognize statistically predictable patterns of violent behavior among criminal assailants and exploit those patterns for the benefit of the defendant. He starts with a probable self-defense scenario, demonstrate an appropriate technique in response to that scenario, and develop that technique into a new instinct through repetition.

Do not miss this rare opportunity to learn from the best in the field!  However, we have a limited space available, to ensure our safety and quality of the instructions. If you would like to join the class and/or have any questions, please contact us at info@iawberkeley.com or feel free to register online.  

Do not practice until you do it right; practice until you can no longer do it wrong!” -Andrew Emerson

Virtue of Training

What inspires you to find the strength to overcome the toughest problems life throws at you? Tough times are inevitable. Although, this is a fact that many of us avoid the things that we’re afraid of, because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them.

However, if we recognize the patterns and learn to be capable of handling the issues, our attitudes and philosophy shift, from “Finding the strength and guidance outside of ourselves”, to “Maybe I am well prepared and ready for them”. We can start moving forward with our eyes open; to push the boundaries and experience toward a more thriving and fulfilling life.

When we put our bones and muscles under mild stress, they grow. When our immune system faces challenges, it becomes resilient. And when we face difficulties in life, we can approach them with the same principle; your struggles develop your strengths. One day, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.

Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from indomitable will.– Mahatma Gandhi

Training enhances your “grit”. Grit is having the courage to do the right things and standing by, no matter what the obstacles are, regardless of the popularity or consequences, because you know it’s worth it. Grit is the passion, perseverance, focus, and stamina that we channel, in order to stick with our wishes and goals until they becomes reality.

It’s making your own luck and destiny.

Treat your energy as a precious resource. Look for more effective and efficient way forward. And most importantly, surround yourself with self-actualized people, you will have more of it!

Every moment becomes precious, especially when we convey the love and thoughtfulness of a good heart. Try new things, step out of your comfort zone, take risks, do things in ways you’ve never done before.

Are you ready?

Sije Yuka Yoshioka

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