Yesterday I caught a flight from St. Louis back to Denver, only to grab my car and drive to a 3.5 hour FAST Defense class near Boulder. This class was taught by FAST Defense founder and my self-defense teacher, Bill Kipp. While I’ve done quite a bit of private training with him, I hadn’t yet taken his formal class with other students so this was exciting. My staff, Ashley & Camella, also joined me…both of their first full-contact self-defense experiences. Also joining us was GFB volunteers, Chris Lacis and Lisa Poole. See a photo of my team, as well as a bunch of new friends at left.
In just a few short hours, Bill and his incredible team took a class full of timid but brave souls and turned them into fighters. Together we learned to set boundaries with both friends and strangers, use our voice as an effective self-defense tool and fight back if necessary. Class ended with two, full-contact fights with padded attackers in bullet man suits. I got extra special attention in my last fight, by getting surprised by three attackers. Game on for multiple assailants!
FAST Defense courses are taking place all over the world, and I’m working with Bill to make sure even more people know about his exceptional program. His class proves you don’t need to be a black belt to save your life. You don’t need to enroll in years of training to defend yourself. One night will give you the confidence and basic skills to survive a scrappy confrontation, and will leave you wanting more. Learn more at http://www.fastdefense.com (new website coming soon…)