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!