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8 Week Self-Defense Training for Beginners


  Every Wed, 6-7pm (PST)

About this Course

RB Courtyard is proud to announce the next installment of its 8-week Self-Defense Series. In an effort to accommodate work schedules, this series will run Wednesday nights at 6-7pm, from August 7th thru September 17th, 2017.

This series will start at the beginner level suitable for everyone, and build strong foundation from there. A one-time donation of $30 for each participant is requested. All proceeds will be donated to the San Diego Youth Services.

If you have questions, please contact Joanne at 858-673-5687. We look forward to seeing you all there.

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Rick Gessner

San Diego CA

Rick is a serial entrepreneur, having founded several successful startups that build incredibly popular products.  Rick has been practicing martial arts (Goju Ryu Karate and Aikido) for many years, and holds multiple Black Belts. 

Course Reviews

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Joanne Y. — Dec 02, 2016
I've always wanted to have some formal self-defense training and jumped on the opportunity to learn from Rick as I know how talented he is. Rick and the class exceeded my expectations from all sides of the meaning and purpose of self-defense. I look forward to learning more from Rick and continuing my practice.
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Scott S. — Dec 08, 2016
Rick taught us how to harness the great strength we did not know we had, both physically and mentally, how to be centered, flexible, and healthy. I learned how to best avoid being found in compromising situations, but if necessary how best to prevent becoming a victim and how to free myself quickly and escape. The class was not only extremely educational for self defense but it was fun and I learned how to live a more healthy and confident life. Thank you Rick!
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Mary Y. — Dec 12, 2016
Not only is Rick technically talented, but his teaching style is very empowering. While self defense can be scary and intimidating, he creates a safe yet highly aware learning environment. I am confident the coming classes will be fruitful and am very grateful to him.
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