What is the AG Method of Self-Defense?
Why do I need to learn this method?
How much does it cost?
How many lessons are there?
What do the lessons contain?
What qualifies you to teach self-defense?
How many belts are there in your system?
Who can study your system?

Q: What is the AG Method of self-defense?
A: AG stands for Adialeiptos Gumnazo - pronounced {ad-ee-al'-ipe-tos} {goom-nad'-zo} - and is Greek for "Always Disciplined". It involves conceptual self-defense lessons as well as defensive techniques tailored to the student's abilities and tendencies of behavior.
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Q: Why do I need to learn this method?
A: Need is a tricky word, and the answer is complicated. You don't need to learn this method of self-defense just like you don't need to study for a test or prepare for a wedding, but if and when the test and the event occur, everyone is better off being prepared than not. There is a big difference between martial arts and self-defense.
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Q: How much does it cost?
A: The cost of a 1-hour lesson is $50.00.
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Q: How many lessons are there?
A: There are 4 different lessons. If you decide to do all 4 lessons it is $175.00. After the initial lessons are completed there is potential for sparring options in the future, should there be enough interest in them.
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Q: What do the lessons contain?
A: The first lesson contains crime awareness and defense methods against the most likely physical attack, statistically speaking, that you will encounter. The subsequent lessons build upon that first lesson exploring other types of attacks you may encounter.  The last lesson involves more aggressive types of attacks that you might experience in a worst-case scenario.
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Q: What qualifies you to teach self-defense?
A: I have actively studied various martial arts for 20+ years. I have instructed classes and written lesson plans for students of varying age and ability and have been an active trainer for 10+ years. I am always continuing to study different maneuvers and tactics in order to use the most efficient techniques in my lessons. To me self-defense is not a static thing - it is constantly evolving and changing and moving - there is always something more to learn. Once you know, you are obligated to try to teach and help others - with knowledge comes responsibility. Having a teaching heart and a fiercely protective nature enables me to be patient when others would not and to stay calm when others would crack.
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Q: How many belts are there in your system?
A: AG is not solely a scenario-based system. It focuses on achieving common objectives in virtually all scenarios, thereby making it easier to learn and more immediately effective than many systems. We do not use a belt system where it can take years to learn the most effective advanced material. The most effective learning starts with the first class!
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Q: Who can study your system?
A: The system is so easy to learn that even children could grasp the concepts. The instructional crime prevention training is available to anyone; however due to the nature of the training and the potential to seriously harm your attacker; the physical training is only available to men and women over the age of 18.
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