The OneAware organization and associated training programs are about a passion to help other people. Our programs change peoples lives. They just may inspire you to become more active in the world of health and fitness as they empower you with greater confidence and an amazing ability to tap into your inner strengths while simultaneously increasing your sense of self worth. They teach you how to face fear and move through it to achieve a level of greater, authentic empowerment.
The students who take our classes become a part of a family that has been growing for over thirty years. Their words and testimonials are a huge part of our success and the success of future classes. These programs will grow even more quickly with the continued support of people and organizations who are concerned and committed to helping other people grow, stretch, and overcome old and limiting beliefs about themselves while transforming their lives.
The #1 factor in effective self -defense is dealing with the fear and adrenaline rush that naturally arises in a stressful situation. Studies of people in the high adrenal state show that the normal internal reactions to stress inhibit our ability to think rationally or to exercise complicated motor skills. The F.A.S.T. Defense methodology is therefore based on a step-by-step progression of easily learned and simply applied techniques in increasingly more intense scenarios. This progression allows for a wide variety of emotional and physical skills among a group of students.
Many a good martial artists has fallen prey to a determined street fighter with only a few techniques and a whole lot of "attitude". The outcome of a street fight is usually determined more by the spirit of the individual than by the number of different techniques one knows. That is why we only focus our attention towards those few, but highly effective, gross motor physical techniques that can be effectively recalled and used. This approach is carried consistently through the entire F.A.S.T Defense program, regardless whether we are teaching members of the Military, Martial Arts Community, Law Enforcement, or Civilians.