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Backoff! Basics Woman's Self Defense

with Kevin Sogor

Self Defense Classes in Chicago

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Class Info

This comprehensive, short format 90 minute lesson provide a broad overview of Self Defense Techniques. It is tailored to instruct you on the fundamentals of self-defense in a one-time informative and pleasurable lesson.

The program is fast paced, and has taken the most important elements of self defense training and condensed them into an easy to learn and retain format.

The Program includes many of our most effective Self Defense techniques:
Releases from Grabs
Choke Hold Defense
Clothing Grab Defense
Defense from attacks from the rear
Defense from a push
Ground Defense
Seated Defense

If you are looking for a simple, effective, easy to learn self-defense program, this is the class for you!

What to bring

Wear workout clothes



Course Reviews (13)
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    Nora D.

    Left about 1 month ago
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    I highly recommend this class! Kevin taught us simple but effective self-defense strategies and promised to send us notes and videos afterward to help us remember what we learned. Update: He did NOT send us any materials after class. :(

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    Katie H.

    Left about 1 month ago
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    Kevin was great! Very informative and I walked away feeling like I learned a lot.

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    Kevin Sogor has been teaching self defense since 1980. The BACKOFF! Program has been the culmination of those 30 years of training and teaching. Mr. Sogor believes that all woman have the right to defend themselves, and the BACKOFF! Core Elements Program is a great way to learn the skills needed to be safe.

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