Martial Arts

Online Self Defense Training- Worth It?

Online Self Defense TrainingDuring these crazy times, it’s easy to feel out-of-control.  It’s also easy to wonder about whether or not you are “safe.”  If something happened, and you needed to do so… how confident are you that you could defend yourself? 

Everyday Self-Defense Tips

Self Defense Tips As you may imagine, I get a lot of questions from folks about how they can be safer “right now.”  Especially these days, people are more-and-more aware of the fact THEY are responsible for THEIR safety… nobody else. 

Back to [Martial Arts] School !

Why Train?As we are now in the “back to school” season, it’s a natural time of year for people to get “back” to doing physical activity.  Why do you want to train or exercise? Grab onto the first answer that came into your mind.

What is the value of your health?

What is the value of your health?It has been said that one of the most valuable things we possess is our health.Let’s face it, today more than ever, health is a topic of concern. We take precautions to avoid exposure to others and to mitigate our risk of contracting disease.

If You Had To, Could You Defend Yourself?

This is a question that everybody should be able to answer with a resounding, “Yes!”  As times are changing, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that there is one person responsible for your safety.  That person… is you.  As a professional martial arts instructor, and a former police officer, I often talk with people about safety. 

CT Krav Maga Classes throughout the week

Krav Maga is a martial art style designed specifically for self-defense. This style integrates techniques from boxing, wrestling, aikido, judo, and karate. Our CT academy of self defense offers Krav Maga classes throughout the week – morning and evening classes are available.

The Power of a Positive Peer Group

Many places teach martial arts, but the environment at Plus One Defense Systems is unique. We encourage a team spirit and camaraderie that you feel when you walk through the door. As you look around a class, you will see members smiling and chatting as they train.

Martial Arts and Delayed-Gratification

The martial arts can be thought of as a path – along the path, you will experience a very personal journey of growth in many areas of your life. But it takes time, patience, and perseverance. In today’s “Amazon Prime” world where an order placed by 3pm is expected the next day, the idea of learning martial arts over a span of decades is straight up overwhelming.

Training in Multiple Styles – Benefits for Children

In school, children often take a variety of classes including math, science, history, art/music, and social studies. This approach offers a foundation of knowledge that relates. Children benefit from having a well-rounded education covering many disciplines. Ultimately, as they enter adulthood, they may begin to specialize in certain fields of interest and probably go into a profession where their unique combination of skill and knowledge is beneficial to their company, their family, and the world at large.

I Wish I Never Quit

In the 38 years that I have been training, this is something that I have heard a lot from folks.  I usually hear it in one of two ways- from either a child who has grown up, or an adult who has grown older.

Train in 1 Martial Arts Style or 7

Training in the martial arts is awesome. But you knew we would say that. What we’re stressing is “arts” – as in multiple styles. Fortunately, at Plus One Defense Systems in West Hartford, CT, we offer and teach many different martial arts styles all under one roof.

Martial Arts Classes Build Character in Kids

Martial arts classes have many benefits for children. Martial arts offer kids an outlet for their seemingly boundless energy. At Plus One Defense Systems, as we work through stretching, strikes, blocks, and forms, we also teach important life skills. In fact, our curriculum which includes structured character building was developed by a child psychologist.

Exploring the art of Capoeira

Capoeira is a martial art which combines elements of dance, music, and acrobatics. Capoeira has its roots in Brazil where it was developed by enslaved Africans. This martial art helps the practitioner – the capoeirista – build strength, endurance and develop a flow of movement using capoeira techniques.

Martial Arts for fitness and overall health

Taking martial arts is a great way to achieve your health and fitness goals. Our martial arts classes are high-intensity and fun! In a class, you’ll get a great cardiovascular workout, improve flexibility, and learn self defense skills. Our academy is about total body health, so we’ve built a gym right into our facility.

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