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Self-defense training.


25 per session Virtual OK

Worried about what to do if someone corners you?

Not sure how to deal with intimidating behaviour?

Someone getting too grabby and you need to make it stop, right now?

Don't know what to do if someone grabs you from behind?

Uncertain of when you can defend yourself if you feel uncomfortable?

Online sessions (grab a partner to do this with you!) - I will walk you through the use-of-force continuum, a system in use by most police departments in Canada and the United States to determine how to appropriately respond to threats, as well as de-escalation techniques. I will also teach you about aggression cues - physical traits that will signal that someone is about to hurt you, as well as how to escape and deflect common boundary-crossing behaviour.

In person sessions - I will go over all subjects listed above, but I'll be able to teach you the techniques in person. Physical skills I will teach include grip escapes, choke escapes and efficient ways to strike back. (Protip: elbows are amazing)

Training & Qualifications

I have been working in the security industry for approx 8 years, and it's hard to count the amount of times I've had to talk down aggressive or mentally ill individuals. I also have been training jiujitsu for three years, judo off and on for two years, as well as attending fitness classes with a police force-options instructor (who ran us through endless self-defense drills for warm ups). Been dealing with people trying to intimidate me for years. They don't often succeed.

Availability & Preferences

For the first part, I'm pretty flexible - skype, chat, anything. Feel free to drop me a line.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

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Cara received session of Self-defense training. from Janna
Dec 23, 2017
Janna was Great and knowledgeable. Such great skills and information to know.
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Inactive User received session of Self-defense training. from Janna
Feb 20, 2017
Amazing and in depth lesson about predicting violence and how to respond, honestly leaned sooo much it was amazing! Highly recommend taking a lesson f...rom Janna!show more
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About Janna Pansegrau

Work experience: 8 years in the security industry, in a mix of supervisory, first aid and front-line positions, all in high-profile or high impact locations, including civic buildings, theaters, indus...trial sites, police sites, hotels and malls. Hobby experience: 15 years writing and editing - haven't bothered with being published, but hold a fearsome reputation for no-holds beta reading and editing on several sites. Writing under the pen name Mockingbirdflyaway for several years. 7-8 years of drawing and illustrating. 3 years of martial arts and force-options training (jiujitsu, judo, etc.) Formerly an avian veterinary assistant as well. show more

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