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PPM Self Defense Seminar

July 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Senior PPM/Sentinal International Intructors Brent Earlewine, David Fetterman and Brian Fine will present a Self Defense Seminar utilizing the practical and pragmatic concepts of the PPM Level 1 curriculum. NO prior experience or martial arts training required.

We have spent DECADES studying real world violence, human physiology and martial art combatives. We bring this to you in a format that is instructional, concise and relevant to keeping you safe! This is not a session you want to miss. Bring your spouse, bring your college bound son or daughter, bring a friend.

If you ever wanted to learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones, this is it. All material is presented in a supportive safe environment designed to give you the mental and physical tools you need in today’s society.

Module “0” – We will explore the different types of violence, where and why it occurs, who perpetrates it and how to avoid it in the first place. This is a CRITICAL baseline knowledge set that most self defense courses skip entirely. We don’t, because you need to know it.

Module 1 – We will study violence indicators, situational awareness, assessing your situation, the survival mindset and the concepts of assess/plan/act. We will discuss fear management and how to “Break the Freeze”

We will explore the body’s natural flinch response and how to use it to our advantage, getting off of the “X” and basic defensive stances, moving and strikes.

Module 2 – From there, we will work on ground defenses (how to survive getting knocked down and protecting yourself while on the ground) and fighting your way to a safe location.

Module 3 – Then we will focus on defenses against grabs and chokes. We will use practical scenarios to highlight how to survive common scenarios of getting grabbed and choked, how to incapacitate the opponent and moving to a safe location.

Module 4 – We will review Defense against blunt weapons. Short, Mid range and long range blunt weapons, dynamics avoidance.

If time permits, we may take a look at some of the remaining 4 additional modules that make up the remainder of the entire Level 1 curriculum such as:

Module 8 – Defense Against Multiple Attackers and Using Improvised Weapons – Surviving multiple attackers, scenario discussion, stacking opponents, and forms/types of improvised weapons and usage.)

All of the material is extremely practical and presented in simple, no-nonsense terms and ways we can all understand. The way the material is presented is in a safe environment and will give you practical tools that you can apply immediately. No complex movements, no fancy terms and no BS.

This material will be presented by three of only a handful of internationally certified instructors for PPM in the world, Brent Earlewine, David Fetterman and Brian Fine. They will be assisted by several assistant instructors to ensure that you get the maximum amount of benefit out of your time at this event.

The event will be held at the Pittsburgh Bujinkan Dojo at 6901 Lynn Way, Suite 205, Pittsburgh, PA 15208. Map and directions included.

This will be a VERY full day of information, with the focus on actual drilling of the concepts presented. You will sweat, you will go hands on in a safe controlled environment, and you will walk away with new understandings of how real world violence happens and what you can do about it.

To ensure that we provide in depth hands on attention to each and every participant, space is limited. Reserve your spot today.
Fee – $40 per person, Payable ahead of time via Paypal (brent@pittsburghbujinkan.com), or at the Door.
Bring a Buddy! Bring your spouse, bring your college bound son or daughter, bring a friend. When on person buys a ticket at the normal price, the second person gets a discounted rate of only $35!
Target Age Group – 16 or Older
Audience – Anyone interested in Practical Self Defense, Women, Teens. No one under the age of 16 please.
What to wear – work out clothes, tennis shoes (no jewelry)
What to bring – Water, snacks, notebook, pen and an open mind
We look forward to seeing you there!




July 20, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Brent Earlewine


Pittsburgh Bujinkan Dojo
6901 Lynn Way, Suite 205
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 United States
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