Making a Difference in Jacksonville and North Florida Spark Top 15 Milestones of 2010

On 01/01/10, if you would have told me of all the amazing milestones, and blessings that 2010 would bring to Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu, I would have thought you were dreaming. Your thoughts would have brought a big smile from me, and I would have said, "I like the way you think, but that sounds impossible. How can one person do all that?" In reply, you may have said something along the lines of, "Well, one person may not be able without a tremendous amount of help, or divine favor." To that, I would have replied, "O.K., I see your point. I should either start begging people for help, or start praying quick". Then you would have smiled, and said, "I like the way you think, nothing is impossible".

At the beginning of the year, my whole motivation was to make a difference in the Jacksonville community, and somehow make the citizens of Jacksonville, Florida, and the North Florida communities safer from the escalating crime in the area.This motivation was quickly converted into a goal, and then the most important ingredient was added... ACTION was taken. As a result, my organization was able to make a real, tangible difference in many citizen's lives. Sometimes teaching and training for 13 hours straight, for months on end, there was no time to sit and reflect, or celebrate what was happening. Instead, the phone would ring again, from someone who was afraid for their life, or well being, and it would be time to go teach, train, and equip them how to protect themselves and families from violence.

It was only until after Christmas, that I would have a few days of quiet solitude to reflect on the year that was 2010. While thinking about the year, I decided to put pencil to paper and jot a few of my thoughts down. What happened next was truly amazing! The impossible HAD taken place! After wagging my head back and forth in temporary unbelief, I had to humbly bow my head in thanksgiving, and acknowledge that divine favor had ruled the day. The following list is not exhaustive, as there are several more that I am leaving off the list. However, I will let you in on a little secret. These top 15 milestones where NOT accomplished by seeking after a milestone, or recognition. The truth is, these were actually accomplished by staying true to the original goal, and never losing sight of the my simple motivation, which was to make a difference in the Jacksonville community.

Here are the Top 15 Milestones listed from lowest to highest.

#15 - Sifu Jonathan Petree was voted the 2010 RBF Self-Defense Instructor of the Year for Women's Self-Defense by the GNPRBFI.

#14 - Atlantic Warriors was awarded the 2010 Community Enrichment Award for its effort, commitment, and results in making the community a safer place.

#13 -  Became a member of the AIFBY Chamber of Commerce.

#12 - Atlantic Warriors was invited to join the Better Business Bureau because of its reputation of integrity in the community. Atlantic Warriors humbly accepted.

#11 - Sifu Petree was interviewed by Fox 30 News for a special Women's Self-Defense news segment to help Jacksonville-area women protect themselves against violent crime. It was aired on TV during the 6PM and 11PM news.

#10 - Atlantic Warriors was interviewed, and highlighted in both the Florida Times-Union newspaper and the Shorelines newspaper. The newspapers published the articles to inform Jacksonville-area residents of the top-quality self-defense classes, and Wing Chun training available right here in North Florida.

#9 - Sifu Petree led the charge to bring the first-ever Wing Chun Kung Fu movie to Jacksonville, Florida. The movie is named, Ip Man, and is a biopic of the the life of the founder of modern Wing Chun Gung Fu. The movie was played on the big screen in the historic 5 Points Theater in the Riverside neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida.

#8 - Atlantic Warriors was invited by the Florida Coastal School of Law to participate in its Annual Health and Wellness Fair. As a result, many attendees were further educated in personal protection skills.

#7 - Sifu Petree was asked to do a kung fu demonstration for the children of a Jacksonville, Florida church.

#6 - Sifu Petree participated in the first Wing Chun Convention in the United States.

#5 - Atlantic Warriors celebrated the first anniversary of its second school location. A.W.O.L.- Atlantic Warriors Ocean Location has become the premier location to study Ip Man lineage Wing Chun Kung Fu in the Jacksonville, Florida area.

#4 - Atlantic Warriors provided  two (2) Wing Chun Immersion training camps. Each of these weekend retreats on the lake provided attendees with over 16 hours of Wing Chun and personal protection training.

#3 - 22 dedicated Wing Chun students successfully achieved well-earned promotions to a higher level on their Wing Chun paths.

#2 - Atlantic Warriors provided 12 Women's Self-Defense Seminars for the Jacksonville, Florida community in 2010. As a result, dozens of area women were equipped with life-saving personal protection skills.

#1 - This is unequivocally the highest honor, and unparalleled milestone of them all. Four female, and 3 male student's lives were saved by the training they received at Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu. These students were randomly attacked in various locations around the world, and thankfully all survived without a scratch.

Annual Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Kung Fu Christmas Gathering - Jacksonville Beach, FL

Some things are priceless. This year's annual gathering of Atlantic Warriors was one of those things. Students from all over gathered together in one place and enjoyed each other. Everyone ate, joked, enjoyed, and drank in the Christmas spirit.
In addition, this year's Christmas party was a wonderful capstone to a year of breathtaking milestones for Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu. In the next blog post, we will share the major 2010 milestones with you.

Find more from Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu at The Sifu Petree Channel.

Ip Man's Wing Chun Maxims- Interpreted by Atlantic Warriors in Jacksonville, Florida

In a constant effort to enhance the knowledge, understanding, and skill of his students, Sifu Petree interprets one of Ip Man's Wing Chun maxims every week. In addition to interpretation, the Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun students learn how to apply the teachings found in each of the maxims. After all, knowing is NOT enough, you must APPLY!

Please enjoy this week's Wing Chun Maxim of the Week.





For information on Wing Chun training at Atlantic Warriors in Jacksonville, Florida, please visit  http://www.atlanticwarriors.org.

Personal Protection Class for Women- December 18, 2010, Presented by Atlantic Warriors in Jacksonville, Florida

Taught by the 2010 Reality-Based Fighting, Self-Defense Instructor of the Year for Women's Self-Defense, Atlantic Warriors Personal Protection Course in December is specifically designed to teach you how to survive today's dangerous environment. By shattering the myths surrounding realistic self-defense, Jacksonville local martial arts expert, Sifu Jonathan Petree, equips women with the facts and usable skills in this unique 2-part course. Graduates will be a force to be reckoned with regardless of their size, strength or fitness level.
This is like no other course - this is today's most advanced and up-to-date understanding of how to survive a physical attack. This highly comprehensive self-defense course gives women the ability to simplify self-defense by understanding where and when they are most vulnerable. It will cover defenses against all kinds of attacks including anti-rape, and anti-abduction tactics and teach women how to "tap into" their natural, God-given survival response. This course includes both classroom, and hand-to-hand components. You will be able to immediately use what you learn in this class, but we hope you will never have to. In addition, participants will become fully certified in Atlantic Warriors' Level 1 Basic Defensive Methods Course

Where:

Atlantic Warriors Oceanside Location (A.W.O.L.). Also, home of EPIC Surf Ministries.

The address is:
107 3rd Avenue South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
(3 blocks south of Joe's Crab Shack. On the corner of 1st Street and 3rd Avenue South)

For a google map of our A.W.O.L. location visit www.atlanticwarriors.org

When:
Saturday, December 18, 2010 - starting at 3:00PM

Part 1 - 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Break for food - 5:00PM to 6:00PM
Part 2 - 6:00PM to 8:00PM

This class is only $60 (a 40% discount).

*** Registration Deadline December 17, 2010*** or the first 12 registrants to sign up

To Reserve your place now: Email sifu@atlanticwarriors.org, or call our office at (904) 270-2237.

Applied Interpretations of Ip Man's Wing Chun Maxims - Presented by Atlantic Warriors in Jacksonville Beach, FL

Wing Chun Kung Fu has many wonderfully effective concepts. In addition, there is a strong stable of Maxims that find their origins in Wing Chun. These maxims are great to study, but are often misunderstood, or hard for the student to interpret, much less know how to apply. As a result, Sifu Jonathan Petree of Atlantic Warriors has decided to interpret a different Wing Chun maxim each week. During each of the public group classes a special time is set aside for the interpretation, and hands on teaching of how to apply the maxim combatively. Please enjoy this video from The Sifu Petree Channel, and feel free to comment as well.




For more information on Wing Chun training in Jacksonville, Florida, contact Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu.

Ip Man Wing Chun Kung Fu School in Jacksonville, Florida

Much to the delight of those that seek a truly effective means of self-defense, there is an actual reality-based martial art instructor in Jacksonville, Florida. The instructor, Sifu Jonathan Petree, is the founder of the only authentic Ip Man Wing Chun Kung Fu school in Jacksonville. At his schools, there are two locations in Jacksonville, you will not find the typical karate school fare. There will not be anyone running around in pajamas, or walking around barefooted, and you will not hear anyone yelling Hi-Ya! Instead, what you will find is actually hard to describe. In fact, it is best experienced, or felt by a student. Why? Because it is what most people are actually looking for in a martial arts school. To name a few: You will find an actual 7th generation Sifu in the lineage of Ip Man, and his first Hong Kong student, Leung Sheung. At the same time, you will find a sifu that cares less about titles, and cares more about the progress of his students. Next, you will be taught a very deep understanding of Wing Chun concepts, principles, maxims, and their real-world applications that have been put to the test by Atlantic Warriors students on the streets of the world. In addition, these very same students will be helpful and encouraging to the newer students at every turn. These are just a few things you will find, the rest must be experienced first hand. Atlantic Warriors is a special family, who all help each other get better and progress on the Wing Chun path.

For more information on Wing Chun training in Jacksonville, Florida, you may contact Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu at (904) 270-2237. Or visit http://www.atlanticwarriors.org.

Women's Self-Defense Course Equips Jacksonville Ladies With Street Ready Skills

Atlantic Warriors special Ladies-Only Self-Defense Course in September is specifically designed to teach you how to survive today's dangerous environment. By shattering the myths surrounding realistic self-defense, Jacksonville local martial arts expert, Jonathan Petree, equips women with the facts and usable skills in this unique 2-part course. Graduates will be a force to be reckoned with regardless of their size, strength or fitness level.


This is like no other course - this is today's most advanced and up-to-date understanding of how to survive a physical attack. This highly comprehensive self-defense course gives women the ability to simplify self-defense by understanding where and when they are most vulnerable. It will cover defenses against all kinds of attacks including anti-rape, and anti-abduction tactics and teach women how to "tap into" their natural, God-given survival response. This course includes both classroom, and hand-to-hand components. You will be able to immediately use what you learn in this class, but we hope you will never have to. In addition, participants will become fully certfied in Atlantic Warriors' Level 1 Basic Defensive Methods Course


Where:

Atlantic Warriors Oceanside Location (A.W.O.L.). Also, home of EPIC Surf Ministries.


The address is:

107 3rd Avenue South

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

(3 blocks south of Joe's Crab Shack. On the corner of 1st Street and 3rd Avenue South)

For a google map of our A.W.O.L. location visit http://www.atlanticwarriors.org/



When:

Saturday, September 25, 2010 - starting at 3:00PM

Part 1 - 3:00PM to 5:00PM

Break for food - 5:00PM to 6:00PM

Part 2 - 6:00PM to 8:00PM



This class is only $60 (a 40% discount).

*** Registration Deadline September 24, 2010*** or the first 12 registrants to sign up

To Reserve your place now: Email sifu@atlanticwarriors.org, or call our office at (904) 270-2237.

Hello, My Name is Mook Jong. I'm going to take your fighting skill to the next level! Wing Chun Jacksonville, Florida.

The vast majority of people have no idea what a Mook Jong is, otherwise known as a wooden dummy, much less what it is for, or how it can greatly enhance one's martial abilities. However, if learned properly, and trained consistantly, a student can reach previously unattainable levels of skill in the martial arts with the help of a Mook Jong.
In Jacksonville, Florida, students are trained in the original Mook Jong form that was taught by Ip Man to his very first closed door student in Hong Kong, Leung Sheung. From Leung Sheung, this form was passed down to Kenneth Chung, Ben Der, Ken Werner, Karl Godwin, Bill Graves, and Jonathan Petree, who founded Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu in Jacksonville, Florida. In this video, Sifu Petree will introduce you to the Mook Jong, and discuss many of its great benefits. This is the first of a three part series of videos that will discuss the Mook Jong and its form.

July 24, 2010 - Ladies Self Defense Course in Jacksonville Beach. Hosted by Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu

Congratulations to the June graduates of our Ladies Self-Defense Course. See you soon for the Level 2 Course.

Atlantic Warriors special Ladies-Only Self-Defense Course in July is specifically designed to teach you how to survive today's dangerous environment. By shattering the myths surrounding realistic self-defense, Jacksonville local martial arts expert, Jonathan Petree, equips women with the facts and usable skills in this unique 2-part course - - graduates will be a force to be reckoned with regardless of their size, strength or fitness level.
 This is like no other course - this is today's most advanced and up-to-date understanding of how to survive a physical attack. This highly comprehensive self-defense course gives women the ability to simplify self-defense by understanding where and when they are most vulnerable. It will cover defenses against all kinds of attacks including anti-rape, and anti-abduction tactics and teach women how to "tap into" their natural, God-given survival response. This course includes both classroom, and hand-to-hand components. You will be able to immediately use what you learn in this class, but we hope you will never have to. In addition, participants will become fully certfied in Atlantic Warriors' Level 1 Basic Defensive Methods Course

Where:

Atlantic Warriors Oceanside Location (A.W.O.L.). Also, home of EPIC Surf Ministries.

The address is:
107 3rd Avenue South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
(3 blocks south of Joe's Crab Shack. On the corner of 1st Street and 3rd Avenue South)

For a google map of our A.W.O.L. location visit www.atlanticwarriors.org

When:
Saturday, July 24, 2010 - starting at 3:00PM

Part 1 - 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Break for food - 5:00PM to 6:00PM
Part 2 - 6:00PM to 8:00PM

For a limited time: only $40 (a 60% discount)

*** Registration Deadline July 23, 2010*** or the first 12 registrants to sign up

To Reserve your place now: Email sifu@atlanticwarriors.org, or call our office at (904) 270-2237.

Saturday, June 26, 2010: Self-Defense Course for Women in Jacksonville, Florida. Presented by Atlantic Warriors.

Ladies you are invited to attend our second Ladies-Only Self-Defense Course this month, specifically designed to teach you how to survive today's dangerous environment. By shattering the myths surrounding realistic self-defense, Jacksonville local martial arts expert, Jonathan Petree, equips women with the facts and usable skills in this unique 2-part course - - graduates will be a force to be reckoned with regardless of their size, strength or fitness level.

This is like no other course - this is today's most advanced and up-to-date understanding of how to survive. This highly comprehensive course gives women the ability to simplify self-defense by understanding where and when they are most vulnerable. It will cover defenses against all kinds of attacks including anti-rape, and anti-abduction tactics and teach women how to "tap into" their natural, God-given survival response. This course includes both classroom, and hand-to-hand components. You will be able to immediately use what you learn in this class, but we hope you will never have to.

Where:

Atlantic Warriors Oceanside Location (A.W.O.L.). Also, home of EPIC Surf Ministries.

The address is:
107 3rd Avenue South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
(3 blocks south of Joe's Crab Shack. On the corner of 1st Street and 3rd Avenue South)

For a google map of our A.W.O.L. location visit www.atlanticwarriors.org

When:
Saturday, June 26, 2010 - starting at 3:00PM

Part 1 - 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Break for food - 5:00PM to 6:00PM
Part 2 - 6:00PM to 8:00PM

For a limited time: only $40 (a 60% discount)

*** Registration Deadline June 25, 2010*** or the first 12 registrants to sign up

To Reserve your place now: Email sifu@atlanticwarriors.org, or call our office at (904) 270-2237.

Women's Self-Defense Class in Jacksonville Beach, Florida To be Held Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ladies you are invited to attend, and men please invite women you know, to a special, Ladies-Only Self-Defense Course specifically designed to teach you how to survive today's dangerous environment. By shattering the myths surrounding realistic self-defense, Jacksonville local martial arts expert, Jonathan Petree, equips women with the facts and usable skills in this unique 2-part course - - graduates will be a force to be reckoned with regardless of their size, strength or fitness level.

This is like no other course - this is today's most advanced and up-to-date understanding of how to survive. This highly comprehensive course gives women the ability to simplify self-defense by understanding where and when they are most vulnerable. It will cover defenses against all kinds of attacks including anti-rape, and anti-abduction tactics and teach women how to "tap into" their natural, God-given survival response. This course includes both classroom, and hand-to-hand components. You will be able to immediately use what you learn in this class, but we hope you will never have to.

Where:

Atlantic Warriors Oceanside Location (A.W.O.L.). Also, home of EPIC Surf Ministries.

The address is:
107 3rd Avenue South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
(3 blocks south of Joe's Crab Shack. On the corner of 1st Street and 3rd Avenue South)

For a google map of our A.W.O.L. location visit www.atlanticwarriors.org

When:
Saturday, June 12, 2010 - starting at 2:00PM

Part 1 - 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Break for food - 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Part 2 - 5:00PM to 7:00PM

For a limited time: only $40 (a 60% discount)

*** Registration Deadline June 10, 2010*** or the first 12 registrants to sign up

To Reserve your place now: Email sifu@atlanticwarriors.org, or call our office at (904) 270-2237.

A Surprise Attack That Could Have Ended in Disaster, Instead, Ended in Inspiration

Violence in the Jacksonville, Florida area, like many other cities in the country, has escalated recently. Personally, I have to look no further than the local news to see this, but this year it is more real than ever. How? Well, in the last 4 months, 3 students of mine have had to actually use and apply the Wing Chun street survival skills that I have taught them in order to survive life-threatening attacks from complete strangers on the street. Fortunately, all 3 of the students not only survived the attacks, but each came away without a scratch physically.

Moreover, mentally, they have become more inspired, and even enlightened in many ways, since those disturbing encounters. It has been said, "everything happens for a reason". Although it is hard to see the reason many times, much less understand why some things happen, we can learn and grow from these incidents if we allow ourselves. What have I learned? I have learned that there was more of a reason for me getting laid-off last year than just my long-time employer needing to cut costs and overhead. That was simply the micro-reason. Meaning, that was the corporation's reason for a massive, national layoff. However, the macro-reason, or "big picture" reason was unclear for a little while longer. However, the big picture is crystal clear now. There was a larger purpose being orchestrated for a higher good. What is the larger purpose? It is clear now that I was simply reallocated to help a more pressing need. I was yanked out of the corporate world so that I could be dedicated full-time to a specific mission...the mission of saving lives.

Now, instead of only teaching The Science of Self-Preservation part-time, many more lives are being touched through Atlantic Warriors, full-time operations. There are now two locations where Wing Chun, and also Women's Self-Defense classes take place on a daily basis. As a result, this has allowed many more individuals in the Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beaches communities to get the proper training needed for defending themselves in the ever increasingly violent society.

The latest case-in-point is the below testimonial from a student of Atlantic Warriors, who has been with us for only 5 months. He literally has only foundational teachings at his level, but the methodology in which he has learned them have made him able to apply them.

In his own words,

“On Monday, May 10, I went to a local truck rental company in Jacksonville, Florida that I use for my business. I arrived about thirty minutes before their opening time and waited for the manager to arrive to rent me a truck. It was a nice morning, so I walked around his lot looking at the portable buildings he has there for sale. The manager keeps them all opened up so perspective buyers can look them over inside and out. I heard some scratching noises coming from one of them, so I walked over there, thinking it would be a cat, or dog inside. As I got about three feet from the door and without any warning, or words, a very large man charged out at me wielding a wood log in his right hand. As he turned to hit me with it, I turned on my right leg (jeun ma turning) and at the same time thrust my left hand up as a strike and a block (taan sau), which compressed his left arm towards his body, which kept him from effectively swinging the log and I simultaneously struck him just below his jaw on his neck with my right hand (chang sau). His unprovoked, surprise attack occurred so quickly that I didn’t even have time to make a fist.

He crashed head first into an adjacent storage building, lying there a few moments before fleeing off down the road with his log in hand. As it turns out the manager has had problems with this man sleeping in his buildings before, but has not been able to keep him away. I also found out that the man suffers from schizophrenia, so there is no telling what was going through his mind, or what sort of threat he perceived me to be. I do know though that his intention was to hit me with the log.

I have taken other martial arts in the past. In fact, I practiced the most recent style for four years before I found Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun. What is truly remarkable is that even though I have had a lot of different training in various styles, it was the Wing Chun that came out of me automatically, even though I have only been studying it with Sifu Petree for about 5 months. I am so thankful it did because, unlike styles of martial arts designed for a ring and referee, the training from Atlantic Warriors was obviously very effective. It had to work instinctively, because this attack happened very fast. I feel there would have been no second chances had I not reacted as I did. The training I received at Atlantic Warriors is a life saver.

Mike Smith, student, Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu

If you'd like more information on training with Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Gung Fu, please contact us by calling (904) 270-2237. Or visit our website at http://www.atlanticwarriors.org.

Wing Chun Immersion: Summer 2010 Wing Chun Training Camp for Atlantic Warriors.... An Enlightening Experience.

What an amazing time everyone had at last weekend's Summer 2010 Wing Chun training camp. It was truly Wing Chun Immersion, as we dove deep into the inner aspects of applied Wing Chun Gung Fu. The intensive schedule of workshops delivered 16 hours of training over a two day period.

Regardless of the student's current level, all camp participants learned how to do the famous Wing Chun one inch punch, which was first shown to the general public in America by the legendary Bruce Lee. Everyone learned the science, timing, physics, and body mechanics of the one inch punch, then were able to practice what they learned on each other.

In addition, we covered many other heavy-duty topics such as:

1) The inner workings of joint locks. Their Pros and Cons. When to use them. When NOT to use them. How to counter joint locks.
2) Street application of our Wing Chun drills. How to use them against an attacker who is unarmed, or armed with a knife.
3) How to realistically apply our Wing Chun drills to multiple attackers.
4) How to immediately recognize and respond to the force applied to you from an attacker.
5) How to feel and respond to the various energies of your opponent through analytical sparring.
6) The Wing Chun Footwork Triangle, and how to effectively use footwork to help your hands position. 
7) A very special workshop called, "Why". This was where every participant got to ask, and get an answer for any Wing Chun, or fighting related question.

As a result, every Atlantic Warriors student in attendance grew in their martial prowess, and left the camp better than they arrived.

However, for all of this to occur, we did not have regular public class last Saturday morning at Atlantic Warriors Town & Country Studio. However, classes are resuming there this Saturday, May 8th at 9:00AM. Please make every effort to take part in these Saturday morning classes, as they are here for your development and progress on your journey with Wing Chun.

Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun Teaches Street Survival for Deploying Military

HOT OFF THE PRESS!

An inspiring testimony from a newer student of Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun. I'll call it,  The Art of Fighting Without Fighting!

"A drunk French man tried to pick a fight with me Saturday night, and although
I did not beat him senseless, Wing Chun was used to get out of the
situation with out escalating to violence. I was walking
with two other guys from the ship when I heard "hey American", when I
turned this man was walking up to me and asked me if I had a problem and
then went to shove me with one hand. This was stopped at his bicep with
the same technique you taught me for stopping a hooking strike at its
origin. I followed it by a short gum sao to bring his arm to the side. He
then said something and seemed to calm down, but as I went to walk away
he grabbed me by my wrist, which I turned over and moved forward into a
tan sao position that completely neutralized the force he was
using. It all ended there without having to strike him. I was able
to calm him down and I finally went on my way. It is nice to know I have options other than always having to injure someone. Thank you for the outstanding
training! Years doing other things and your training came out after practicing
for about 6 months, that tells me something!"  ---- Gunners Mate 1st Class J.D., U.S. Navy.

Women Travel To Jax Beach From All Over To Become Properly Equipped To Defend Themselves From Violence

Congratulations to the Graduates of the April Edition of Atlantic Warriors' Level 1- Women's Self Defense Course in Jacksonville Beach, Flordia. This capacity class was the most diversely experienced to date. Many of the ladies came into the class having experienced first-hand the brutality of a violent society in this country, or on another continent in the world.
The class ran over an entire hour, but I wasn't going to leave any stone unturned, or question unanswered. The ladies left excited, equipped, empowered, and asking when and how to register for the Level 2 - Dynamic Defensive Tactics Course, which will be held in May.
The Level 2 course is only available to graduates of our Level 1 course. If you have been certified at the Atlantic Warriors Level 1- Basic Defensive Methods Course, then be on the look out for an invitation to the Level 2 - Dynamic Defensive Tactics Course, which will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2010 in Jacksonville Beach, Florida at our A.W.O.L. studio.

For information on our nationally recognized women's self-defense courses, contact us through our website, http://www.atlanticwarriors.org, or call (904) 270-2237.

The Most Effective Martial Art That 99% of America Has Never Heard of Before

When I was initially contacted by the news reporter, she wanted to discuss Atlantic Warriors' monthly Women's Self-Defense Seminars since they are helping the Jacksonville community by equipping women with real-world personal protection skills. There have been many recent attacks on women in Jacksonville Beach, and the greater Jacksonville area, so I was more than excited to get the message out to the community that women don't have to be victims, and that there is real training available that will help them survive real altercations. As a result, we reviewed some the topics that are covered in the course, and the date and time of the next available class.

However, it quickly became apparent that this particular story goes a lot deeper, and that the seminars were just a branch of a much larger, deeply rooted tree.

Click on the title of this post to read the recent article in it's entirety.


Enjoy

http://jacksonville.com/community/shorelines/2010-03-20/story/chinese_martial_art_called_wing_chun_teaches_self_defense_and_0

Womens Self-Defense Myth #4 - Presented by Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun in Jacksonville Beach, Florida


One of the most common, and pervasive misunderstandings surrounding effective self-defense is how to safely, and effectively strike back at the attacker. In this video, Sifu Jonathan Petree describes the best way to effectively, and safely strike to defend yourself. He also deconstructs the common myth of using your fist to hit the jaw, the way you have seen on television and in movies.

Personal Protection Seminar for Women: Saturday, April 3, 2010 in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Presented by Atlantic Warriors


You are invited to attend, or invite women you know, to a special, Ladies-Only Self-Defense Course specifically designed to teach you how to survive today's dangerous environment. By shattering the myths surrounding realistic self-defense, Jacksonville local martial arts expert, Jonathan Petree, equips women with the facts and useable skills in this unique 2-part course - - graduates will be a force to be reckoned with regardless of their size, strength or fitness level.

This is like no other course - this is today's most advanced and up-to-date understanding of how to survive. This highly comprehensive course gives women the ability to simplify self-defense by understanding where and when they are most vulnerable. It will cover defenses against all kinds of attacks including anti-rape, and anti-abduction tactics and teach women how to "tap into" their natural, God-given survival response.

Where:

Atlantic Warriors Oceanside Location (A.W.O.L.). Also, home of EPIC Surf Ministries.

The address is:
107 3rd Avenue South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
(3 blocks south of Joe's Crab Shack. On the corner of 1st Street and 3rd Avenue South)

For a google map of our A.W.O.L. location visit www.atlanticwarriors.org

When:
Saturday, April 03, 2010 - starting at 3:00PM

Part 1 - 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Break for food - 5:00PM to 6:00PM
Part 2 - 6:00PM to 8:00PM

For a limited time: only $40 (a 60% discount)

*** Registration Deadline April 2, 2010*** or the first 12 registrants to sign up

To Reserve your place now: Email sifu@atlanticwarriors.org, or call our office at (904) 270-2237

Women's Self-Defense Myth #3 - Presented by Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun in Jax Beach, FL

Now, for the TRUTH regarding pepper spray, and mace. Listen to this video for when, how, and where to use them. Plus, there is another spray that is even more effective for self-defense. 
 

February 27, 2010, Real-World Women's Self-Defense Course in Jacksonville Beach, Florida- Presented by Atlantic Warriors Wing Chun


Ladies you are invited to attend, and men please invite women you know, to a special, Ladies-Only Self-Defense Course specifically designed to teach you how to survive today's dangerous environment. By shattering the myths surrounding realistic self-defense, Jacksonville local martial arts expert, Jonathan Petree, equips women with the facts and useable skills in this unique 2-part course - - graduates will be a force to be reckoned with regardless of their size, strength or fitness level.

This is like no other course - this is today's most advanced and up-to-date understanding of how to survive. This highly comprehensive course gives women the ability to simplify self-defense by understanding where and when they are most vulnerable. It will cover defenses against all kinds of attacks including anti-rape, and anti-abduction tactics and teach women how to "tap into" their natural, God-given survival response.

Where:

Atlantic Warriors Oceanside Location (A.W.O.L.). Also, home of EPIC Surf Ministries.

The address is:
107 3rd Avenue South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
(3 blocks south of Joe's Crab Shack. On the corner of 1st Street and 3rd Avenue South)

For a google map of our A.W.O.L. location visit www.atlanticwarriors.org

When:
Saturday, February 27, 2010 - starting at 3:00PM

Part 1 - 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Break for food - 5:00PM to 6:00PM
Part 2 - 6:00PM to 8:00PM

For a limited time: only $40 (a 60% discount)

*** Registration Deadline February 26, 2010*** or the first 12 registrants to sign up

To Reserve your place now: Email sifu@atlanticwarriors.org, or call our office at (904) 270-2237