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What to expect at a workshop

Workshops start with checking in, and making name tags. This is followed by introductions. Each person is encouraged to say why he or she came to the workshop. This is to break the ice, and also to help the instructor know about any special areas that students would like emphasized. Then we mention some ground rules, which consist of a reminder about confidentiality for the teens and adults, and a reminder about general behavior and listening for kids.


KIDPOWER
workshops then move on to the following topics:

What is a stranger?

Pattern of Attack: What are the typical stages of a problem encounter?

The importance of being and acting confident and aware

Staying out of reach from people who might cause problems, such as bullies and strangers

Checking with an adult before going with anyone or changing any plan about where you will be

Dealing with emergencies

Using the voice as a means of self defense

The most powerful martial arts technique of all time – DON’T BE THERE!

The Ready, “STOP!” Position

KIDPOWER Promise not to use skills inappropriately

Full Force Self Defense Skills from the Front

BREAK ---------------

KIDPOWER personal boundary safety rules

Setting and reinforcing personal boundaries

Dealing with insults

Dealing with inappropriate touching

Reporting problems and getting help from adults

Dealing with bullying

Full Force Self Defense Skills from the Back

Back to front “fight”

Closing circle

Children learn through age appropriate role plays, games, and demonstrations, and by practicing what they learn as the workshop progresses.


TEENPOWER and FULLPOWER
follow a similar pattern and cover the following topics:

Pattern of Attack: What are the typical stages of a problem encounter

The importance of being and acting confident and aware

Staying out of reach 

Being followed

Dealing with emergencies

Using the voice as a means of self defense

The most powerful martial arts technique of all time – DON’T BE THERE!

The Ready, “STOP!” Position

Holding your ground when blocked from escape

Use of appropriate force

Full Force Self Defense Skills from the Front

BREAK ---------------

Setting and reinforcing personal boundaries

Dealing with inappropriate touching (TEENPOWER)

Reporting problems and getting help from adults (TEENPOWER)

Dealing with bullying (TEENPOWER)

Dealing with insults

Date Rape

Triggers and Verbal Attack

Verbal Attack Scenarios

Full Force Self Defense Skills from the Back

“What if” scenarios, attempted abduction, home intrusion

Back to front “fight”

Closing circle

Participants learn by being active in demonstrations and by practicing scenarios.