EmpowerUSA SAFE & STRONG! Personal Training
Want to get FIT & learn SELF-DEFENSE?
- General fitness training activities for cardiovascular and muscular conditioning, flexibility, balance, coordination, agility, reaction time and cognitive function,
- Self-defense and kickboxing-specific physical conditioning activities, and
- Realistic, practical, and effective self-defense physical skills and personal safety awareness (mental, emotional, environmental, and physical) training!
- This personal training program can be provided live or virtually! You can train in the comfort of your own home!
The creator and head instructor of SAFE & STRONG!, Tim Rochford, is a 7th degree black belt in Kajukenbo Karate, and has a Master’s degree in Exercise Science.He has been providing self-defense training on a national and international basis since 1984. His clients have ranged from private individuals to large corporations and organizations. He has also designed and developed kickboxing fitness instructor training and self-defense instructor training programs for fitness professionals (approved for continuing education), martial arts professionals and Physical Education teachers.
Rochford disagrees with the claims made by many kickboxing fitness programs – “learn to protect yourself while getting in shape!” These programs falsely equate the ability to execute real self-defense techniques in high stress situations with the ability to do so in the safe environment of a fitness class! He recognized that many extremely important components of a comprehensive, practical, and realistic self-defense training program were missing from kickboxing fitness classes, some of which include:
- Awareness (mental, emotional, environmental, and physical) Training
- Evasion, Re-Direction, and Striking techniques
- Loosening/Escape techniques – how to loosen and escape from various grabs and holds
- Self-defense strategies and techniques for weapon (handgun, bladed, stick/club-type) attacks
- How to use Recognition & Avoidance, and Effective Communication
- Actual practice against simulated attacks!
Rochford states, “you cannot learn self-defense in a fitness class, but you can get fit while learning practical, realistic and effective self-defense with a trainer who is skilled and knowledgeable in both areas.” This is the purpose of SAFE & STRONG! and the mission of EmpowerUSA, Inc.
SAFE & STRONG! empowers participants:
- Through safe, effective & progressive fitness programs combined with realistic, practical & effective self-defense training, and
- By developing awareness about their unique abilities/capabilities and through education on how to gain and maintain a high quality of life.
What is included in the SAFE & STRONG! Personal Training program?
- Personal training services are provided from the initial client interviews and fitness assessments through each workout until the client reaches his or her personal SMART Goal(s).
- SAFE & STRONG! branded products
- Training can be offered to individuals or groups of 4 people maximum!