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Event Series Event Series: “Aiki” Self-Defense

“Aiki” Self-Defense

August 21, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The “Aiki” Self-Defense program is for individuals and families seeking basic self-defense philosophy and martial art movements that work in real-life situations. Sub-titled a “Stun and Run” course, participants will learn practical techniques that require minimal effort and strength to deflect or avoid being grabbed, struck, or taken to the ground. The course is taught from a standing position, and participants are invited to wear comfortable workout clothes.

Your instructor is John Launius, a media and technology consultant and executive working in government, education, technology, and media sectors. He is a third-degree black belt in Gōjū-ryū (剛柔流) Aikido and holds other black belt degrees in TaeKwonDo, Shotokan, and Judo. As a former defense contractor assigned to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other intelligence agencies, John has trained personnel in defensive tactics and other lifesaving and awareness skills. He has certified military and government personnel, police officers, first responders, and civilian organizations in a range of “use of force” policies. In the domain of awareness, as a Certified Consulting Hypnotherapist (CH), he has instructed first responders, law enforcement, and special agents in proven methods of expanding everyday awareness to a heightened level leading to improved conscious and subconscious perception and elevated personal safety in all situations. You will learn to use many of these techniques during the course to benefit your daily life.

This event will begin on August 21, 2023

The class dates are:

  • August 21, 23
  • September 18, 25
  • October 2, 9, 16, 23
  • November 6, 13

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Step 2: Click here to pay for the workshop.


August 21, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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2201 C Missouri Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104 United States
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