Designed for those who are new to physical endeavors or with no prior combatives training. You will learn to keep danger distant. We will give you the knowledge, the motivation, and the physical skills to enhance your survivability.
"Ben is an amazing teacher who actually teaches how a person can defend themselves. Yes, he goes through great strength/conditioning training that will challenge you physically. Yes, he will teach you how to correctly throw a punch, kick, jab, etc. But what makes Ben and District Combatives incredibly useful and valuable is that he goes beyond these basic "martial arts" regimens and addresses the core of self-defense: the act of being attacked, of having to potentially harm another human being, and the overwhelming physical/emotional reactions that you will be presented with in a real-life situation.
Don't take this class for stronger abs or better cardio-vascular fitness (although these are a great side effect, take it because you want to learn how to provide for your own security and potentially save your own life. Buy some protective gear because you will actually fight, learn your limitations and be stronger for it.
In terms of the basic day-to-day, this class is incredibly rewarding and a genuine great time. Ben is simultaneously a serious badass and one of the warmest and funniest people out there. The environment with the other students is close and supportive — kind of inevitable when you spend your Saturdays wailing on each other. Without a doubt, one of the best way to spend 2 hours if you are willing to put in the sweat.