(Friends! This page is under construction. Immediately below you will find some of the letters of reccomendation that I have received regarding my Essentials of Self Defense Seminar. Coming soon is a course description and a bit later photos and such. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions)
Comments on The (Ethical) Essentials of Self Defense:
My wife and I took the Self-Defense training recently given by Wayne Key and associates (Tai Chi Fitness & Renewal). We are in our 60’s. I have a number of diseases that weaken me. Wayne Key’s class answered our questions about self-defense. It also helped us recognize and address safety worries we were not even aware we had.
The early lessons focused on recognizing and avoiding trouble. We received a great many practical suggestions on ways to avoid trouble in our daily routines. These were very comforting. They give us a sense of how to deal with specific threats of aging.
Each of the instructors brought their own wisdom to the program. The hands-on exercises they had us perform were useful but not too demanding. Having us switch training partners was helpful. Sometimes you were working with a highly skilled instructor. At other times your partner was less experienced. Some were bigger, stronger and younger while others were not. This variety helped us grasp the lessons more deeply.The class atmosphere was relaxed. The students were encouraged to share their own experience and ask questions. This made us feel more comfortable as we knew we were not the only ones with these concerns. Also other students brought up issues that helped us learn more ways of coping with the potential threats of modern life.
We strongly recommend Wayne Key’s Self-Defense class to people of all ages and skill levels.
Mike and Nancy Sheehy, Austin, TX.
To Whom It May Concern: I am writing to recommend Wayne Key and his self-defense seminar that I recently attended. As a young female adult, I have always known that it is imperative to know how to protect myself, but never took the initiative to attend a clinic. I am very glad I chose Mr. Key’s clinic. It was friendly, comfortable, and very informative. I appreciated the time Mr. Key took to explain scenarios, and also the emphasis put on removing yourself from potentially dangerous situations. I find myself going over the actions and moves I learned, and while I hope I never have to use them, I feel more confident in my ability to use them if necessary. I would highly recommend this clinic for anyone, young or old. Best regards, (Emma Lake, summer 2013)
Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate in your recent self defense seminar. Double thanks for helping out The Center For Music Therapy at the same time! I was impressed with the in-depth knowledge and abilities of all of your seasoned instructors,and I am looking forward to the next seminar.After having taken Tai Chi lessons with you I knew I would enjoy and benefit from the self defense class. I credit my almost one year attendance in your Tai Chi class as the most significant stride I have made toward optimal health in many years. (Lora Wataha, summer 2013)
I wanted to send you a note to thank you for the great job you did teaching my daughter and her friends the principles of self defense. You did a great job articulating the issues involved but just as importantly engaging the girls to consider the threats and come up with an active approach to deal with them. Each of them commented on how they enjoyed the sessions and how they felt better prepared for their college journey with the knowledge and skills they learned. As one of the participants’ fathers I hope that none of them has to use the physical skills they learned and instead use their “mind” skills to be aware of their surroundings and avoid danger! Thanks, Dr. D.E. August 19, 2012
Our daughter G. was with A. in your recent defense class. She enjoyed it tremendously, and we all had fun watching G. challenge her brothers to try sneaking up on her! We are grateful that she has this knowledge. Sincerely, V. & B. S. August 19, 2012
Wayne has twice instructed our Scout troop in self-defense. Capturing and holding the attention of a room full of boys for over half an hour is a thing to behold. His teaching style is patient, calm, wise and measured. I found his instruction extremely valuable and plan to set up sessions for myself and my family.” Mike Coffin, Assistant Scout Master, March 30, 2012
“Wayne volunteered to present a self-defense demonstration to the Scouts of Troop 399 in Austin, Texas. In the short period of time that was allotted…30 minutes or so…..Wayne presented a masterful program that held the attention of kids varying in age from 11 to 17 years old. If fact, my son liked the presentation so well that he is thinking about taking karate lessons or some other form of self-defense in the near future and would insist that Wayne be his instructor. Wayne’s presentation inspired me as well and I am considering taking lessons too. Needless to say, I highly recommend Wayne. He’s fantastic!” Joe Hoover, Scout Master, November 16, 2011
Wayne provided our group a valuable overview into ethical self-defense strategies that gave us useful skills. He tailored his presentation and demonstrations thoughtfully for our group, and led us through several scenarios that helped everyone better understand an appropriate sequence of alternatives for ethical self-defense. I can highly recommend Wayne and his approach for this type of training.” D. H November 4, 2011