Defenceworks; life saving work

Defenceworks; life saving work

By Wes Manko

Saving lives makes for an interesting CAREER. Since 2002, Mr. Wes nexs Manko, the owner of DEFENSEWORKS has been expanding his self-defense workshop business. With already an impressive list of corporate and non-profit clients, he now offers woman’s self-defense workshops as well.

These three hour SESSIONS are customized to fit client needs. The emphasis is on ways to avoid violence and what to do in case of being faced with violence whether on the street or at work. It combines proven psychological tactics with effective physical defensive tactics that focus on escaping from a variety of the most common types of attacks. Attacks on women are different then attacks on men and need to be addressed that way. Women generally face two types of attackers; the “drunken uncle” and the lethal criminal. The drunken uncle is someone that you know which makes it harder for the woman to fight back because she doesn’t want to hurt him. The lethal attacker is one who is totally committed to assaulting the woman and may or may not be a also a drunken uncle.

Mr. Manko’s workshops ADDRESS fear that can paralyze a person’s response and the natural barriers people have to hitting another human being and getting hit by one. “The first thing I teach is how to minimize or eliminate fear because fear makes the body tense which can result in serious injuries. We combat fear and psychological barriers through proper breathing and relaxation under increasingly tense situations. This way the body can get use to stress, respond properly and avoid injury. Second, we must recognize that not everyone’s body moves the same way so it is necessary to customize the defenses to adapt to the specific type of attack.” Manko states.

According to Rape and Incest Nation Network (R.A.I.N.N.), every 107 seconds an American is sexually assaulted, approximately 2/3 of these assaults are committed by someone known to the victim. To combat these attacks Manko relies on his thirty years of experience in a variety of self-defense systems. His search for the most effective self-defense began in high school because of an altercation with a school bully. This led him to evaluate what works in real life and what does not. Since then, he has STUDIED a variety of sport and reality based martial arts and has become certified to teach Systema – Russian Martial Art which he does in Milwaukee and Madison.

Additionally, he has obtained COLLEGE DEGREES in Police Science, Criminal Justice and a Masters in Public Administration and has been published in Black Belt Magazine as well as other national and local periodicals. He is also adjunct faculty at Mount Mary University where he teaches a course in women’s self-defense and the author of the book How To Be Safe No Matter What which can be purchased from him.

You can find out more about Mr. Wes Manko by visiting his website,www.defenseworks.us.

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