Self-Defense Sessions with Darren Marshall

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 6:00pm EST
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 6:00pm EST
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 6:00pm EST
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 6:00pm EST
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 6:00pm EST
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 6:00pm EDT
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 6:00pm EDT
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 6:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
via Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Sheila Demerah-Pelletier
Event Contact E-mail: 


Self-Defense Sessions with Darren Marshall

Starting Tuesday, February 9th, 2021  ~ Ending Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join Darren every Tuesday for 8 weeks of interactive and fun learning sessions on self defense.

Register in advance at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining.


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Darren Marshall has become a known leader in conflict or confrontation management with 35 years martial arts conflict resolution studies coupled with 25 years working Private Security, Professional  Bodyguard assignments, Night Club Security, and being a father, uncle, brother and husband.  He’s earned a 6th Degree Black Belt in Wado Kai Karate and  is a SAFE International certified Self Defense instructor.  Teaching over 6000 individuals, from youth to seniors, his intention is to leave people with  tools to feel safe in their day to day lives.Come join Darren for some interactive and fun learning seminars on self defense and awareness.

 What you can look forward too.

Week One:  Staying Present - This will cover staying aware of your surroundings, recognizing threats, mindset and pre-contact ques to recognize in personal self defense.

Week Two: Building on week one "what to do's" we will explore body mechanics to pick up aggressive behaviours, physical distancing even without a pandemic, common distractions we find work for attackers, and how to remain neutral and ready when being confronted.  Reactionary gap - how much time do i need to register an attack coming at me?

Week Three: Adrenal stress (what is it, can we control it, what happens to my body response during adrenal stress) factors to consider when in a situation, physical attacks from the front, how to hit, where to hit while being attacked from the front, how to shift and move.  Good ways to hit, things that will get you hurt (to do and not to do's).

Week Four: Review of information so far, hair pulling, strangulations, common attacks from behind and how to defend them.  Environmental Awareness, utilizing physical surroundings (barriers, curbs, fences, flower pots, etc... things to utilize to help your escape in a situation. 

Week Five: Back attacks, familial violence (domestic violence), practicing back attacks, rear chokes, difference between a choke and strangle.  Priority during either choke or strangle to alleviate unconsciousness and get out. 

Week Six: Review front/back attacks, introduction to falling or being pushed down, ground attacks and how to gain advantage.  Verbal yelling to gain attention (we will discuss this in almost all sessions) any questions, aids that can be utilized. 

Week 7: Practical role playing, ego deconstruction for verbal deescalation, mixing up attacks, front, back and ground.  Improving your awareness to avoid situations.

Week 8: Wrap up and questions and multiple demonstrations.  Telephone numbers for help, review of any questions etc...