Campus Confidence

Campus Confidence

As a parent, do you want your child to feel confident and secure when he or she is out in the world without you? If you’re a teacher or a school administrator, do you want to feel a sense of power, calm, and control if you or a child is ever attacked on campus? If so, Lineage BJJ’s Campus Confidence is for you. Campus Confidence is the new and effective four-part self-defense series designed specifically for school-aged children, aged middle school up to college and teaching professionals. It is common knowledge that the sick and cruel prey on the weak, and kids, teens, and young adults are often the targets of these senseless and violent acts. Campus Confidence can help take away some of the vulnerability that children feel when they are in these situations, and provide them with a sense of independence and security in their ability to protect themselves when their parents aren’t present. Teachers, school staff/administrators, and parents will also benefit from Campus Confidence, as they will learn what to do in the case of an attack on a campus, in a classroom or dorm, or at a school party or event.

Situational Awareness

One of the biggest strengths a child or an adult can have is situational awareness – being aware of your surroundings at all times. Some important tips and techniques taught in Campus Confidence include how to be observant and pay attention to your surroundings, learning that it’s better not to travel alone, how to make and keep space between you and an attacker, how to diffuse violence through talking, and how to transition to the self-defense stage. The course also covers how to say, “No” to alcohol and drugs in a way that alleviates peer pressure, and also how someone can drop something in your drink when you’re not looking, and then take advantage of you. Unfortunately, the news has shown us that violence of all kinds is escalating, and particularly on school campuses. Therefore, it is critical that kids, teens, young adults, and school staff learn the effective self-defense techniques that Campus Confidence provides.

Campus Confidence Curriculum

The four-part Campus Confidence self-defense series is based on Grandmaster Relson Gracie’s teachings, which came directly from his father, Grandmaster Helio Gracie. Grandmaster Relson Gracie says, “You only need two things: ‘A good teacher and repeat.” Jim Thrift, who is the Lineage BJJ Program Director at Calvert MMA and a certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Professor under 9th degree red belt Grandmaster Relson Gracie, says, “Relson is the best self-defense instructor on the planet today. Lineage BJJ brings his techniques to Campus Confidence through excellent instruction, sharing the fine details of the self-defense techniques with the students and then repeat those techniques over and over again until students are experts in self-protection.”

  • Introduction Seminar: A two to three hour introduction to self-defense. This class is a fun and exciting precursor to the Campus Confidence program. You will learn techniques, like standing in base, the push/pull base, wrist grab escapes, standing choke escapes, a basic mount escape, wall defenses, the knee check, the sit up kick, chokes, bear hugs, the scissor sweep and the up kick from guard.
  • Basic: Covers the most common (weaponless) attack/self-defense techniques using the Relson Gracie style of self-defense. In all levels of the Campus Confidence program, students will learn situational awareness techniques and verbal skills to enhance their self-defense capabilities.     
  • Intermediate: Covers more senior-level self defense techniques and introduces weapon defense, including stick and knife defense. 
  • Advanced: Students will learn and apply advance level self-defense skills, including gun defense, retention and safe handling of firearms.

Campus Confidence Benefits

Campus Confidence will provide students with the knowledge of self-defense techniques that do not rely on strength or power, but on leverage that allows the smaller person to protect him or herself against a larger and stronger person. Confidence is in the name of this program because that is the greatest benefit a student can receive from this course.  By gaining confidence in the ability to protect yourself, you will have the opportunity to get a greater joy out of life.  There will be no more need to worry or have self-doubts; you will know that you can take on whatever is thrown at you, whether it be an attack or a simple presentation in class. 

Adults who graduate from the Campus Confidence course and wish to teach it to others can continue on with the Campus Confidence Coaching Program that will result in a Campus Confidence Teaching Certification.

Campus Confidence Philosophy

When violence occurs, people often only have a split second to react. What you do in that split second can define your life, and those around you, forever. Grandmaster Relson Gracie says, “You react the way you’re trained, and if you’re attacked and not trained, you’ll wish you had been. Campus Confidence can train you in a way that will save your life. Intuitiveness, instincts and training all come into play. We prepare people to win.”

Lineage BJJ is REAL Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Lineage BJJ was created to honor Grandmaster Helio Gracie and to preserve his philosophy, his techniques, and his legacy. He is the source of all Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. At Lineage BJJ, the techniques shown are 100% correct, with the approval from Grandmaster Relson Gracie himself, and they are taught in an easy-to-understand, detailed, precise, efficient and effective way. When you train at Lineage BJJ, you are learning REAL Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

“The Water is Always Purest at its Source.” Grandmaster Relson Gracie

©Deb Blyth

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