Are you interested in a self defense workshop for your workplace or organization, that isn’t full of useless fluff?

Security expert and martial arts instructor Jason Cook discusses the various types of criminals most often encountered in real-life violent assaults, and how to avoid being attacked.

Violence has its own indisputable logic. Criminals resort to violence because it works, and they avoid violence when the costs seem too high.


Instructor Jason Cook bridges the gap between the study of traditional self-defense taught by Martial Arts Instructors and the reality of the most common types of violent attacks.

Learn the differences between various criminal predators.

Examine common assault examples, and learn how to avoid them.

How to understand ‘Emotional Dominance’ and ‘Your Nightmare Opponent’.

Recognize the glitches in your own thinking.

Eliminate mental issues that can hinder your reaction speed during a real-life assault.

Recognize the various types of violence, and the locations where violence occurs most frequently.

While Tae Kwon Do, Karate, and many other schools offer to teach you self defense, I am offering to teach you how to avoid a self defense situation in the first place.

This is not a typical self defense class, there is no physical contact.

For additional information about Self Defense workshops, contact Jason Cook at 314-246-0689 or at  JasonCook@BlackDragonSociety.org

Testimonials from students of previous Self Defense workshops hosted by us:

Recently, I attended a workshop on Self-Defense and The Logic of Violence, presented by Jason Cook and Productive Pathways of the Midwest.
 I found the presentation to be both enlightening and thought-provoking.  There were handouts provided and several demonstrations of defense techniques,
but I was particularly struck by a couple of important points.

The first came during a discussion of avoiding or preventing attacks.  Avoiding dangerous places and people seems obvious,
you watch people walking past you or waiting along the street, it is quite common to see ear buds attached to heads and/or phones out and turned on.
 The focus is on the music, or the latest post, not on who might be moving into your space.  It takes effort to be alert to who is around you and what they may be doing.

The second was during an explanation of the attacker’s thought process.  An attacker has a scenario in his mind and he expects it to play out that way.
 But it is possible to take actions that break the scenario, such as yelling “Back off!”  This puts the attacker off balance and pulls control away from him.  

I felt the workshop was extremely worthwhile in regards to the information provided, the discussion and question/answers provided and the broadening
of awareness of the issues involved in an attack and the many ways they can be deflected or prevented.

-Z