Reactive Self Defense Training
-1 of 3 women will be assaulted in their lifetime.
-The risk of rape is four times higher for women aged 16-24 than for any other age group, in fact college girls in their first year are one of the most at risk groups.
- 80-90% of rape victims know their attackers.
- Of the women who resist an attacker, fewer than 9% sustain injuries more than a cut or a bruise.
- In approximately 80% of attempted adolescent rape cases, girls with ANY kind of self defense training avoided sexual contact.
- 90% of 4th to 8th graders reported that they were victims of bullying.
-Thirty-nine percent of middle schoolers and thirty-six of high schoolers say they don’t feel safe at schools.
-Young people between the age of 12-24 are most of the victims of a violent crime.
-Males are 22% more likely to victimized than females, the exception being rape and sexual assault.
-Males are most likely to be assualted by a stranger, women are mostly likely to be assualted by someone they know.
-Workplace violence accounted for 18% of all violent crime between 1993 and 1999.
Welcome to a new way of training...
This is the website for the Kaimuki Kempo School. The martial art of Kempo began in Hawaii in the 1960's as a result of a collaboration between instructors of different martial arts. Their goal was to blend their different martial arts into a new one that incorporated elements of all of their knowledge and experience. They included kicking and punching from kickboxing, karate, and boxing, throws, chokes and joint locks from judo and jiujitsu, and various elements from a few other martial art. In a sense it was one of the first "mixed martial arts" styles. In recent years, the popularity of mixed martial arts has caused a shift in martial arts training from "traditional" training to more "results" based training. The emphasis in training has become more focused on finding the most effective techniques to use in competitions and real life situations.
"It's not how much you know, it's how much you can apply."
In a self defense situation, it is important to respond quickly and decisively. However, it is common practice in many martial arts to teach patterned self defense responses to predetermined attacks. While this has been a long standing method of teaching martial arts, some people believe that it is not the most realistic or effective. The reason is because the more patterns that have to be memorized the slower the reaction time for the individual in that situation will be because the brain has to go through all the possible attack combinations and find the one that best fits the situation. In most attacks, fractions of a second can make a huge difference in the outcome. What we decided to do differently is to design our training around those elements that are most practical, easy to learn and apply. While learning complex combinations of movements show good technical skill, in real life situations, its not as important how many moves we memorize but rather how many can applied quickly and efficiently. We have eliminated anything we did not feel could be directly incorporated into self defense training. We used drills and concepts from various martial arts that are known for their practical application and effectiveness. Just like the original concept of Kempo, we incorporated striking techniques from karate, kickboxing, and boxing, throws and takedowns from wrestling and judo, joint locks and chokes from jiujitsu and a few elements from other martial arts. The biggest difference however, comes in our approach to teaching and training these techniques. We base our training on drills to help develop reaction speed and timing to be able react to attacks quickly and decisively.
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