SWOSU’s campus-wide safety training program … For Students, Parents, and Working Professionals:
Personal Safety Training
Basic Personal Safety Training GSTDY 4053 the 2nd 8 weeks class that meets on Tuesday evenings 7–9 p.m. in room 143 of the Wellness Center.
Intermediate Personal Safety Training GSTDY 4054 meets then, and new additions like partner training, and getting the defensive escape tactic beyond just knowledge and memory and into muscle memory and reflexes, makes it a good investment in YOU as well!!!
Enrollment extends to October 29th.
For more information see: Robert Sam Lackey, PhD, 5th degree Black Belt, on the faculty website, at 580-774-4602 or firstname.lastname@example.org or 580–774–4602.
An 8 week long college course—For an hour of regular college credit—or by arrangement available as Continuing Education Units through the Sponsored Programs Office—contact Dr. Lackey for professional development training.
Enrollment has been simplified so that one can enroll in up to 9 hours without having to officially enter a program. Find a course that meets your needs and take it!
Meetings for college credits are in the Wellness Center on Tuesday evenings 7–9pm Rm. 143 and on Monday evenings on-line 7–9pm on the Sayre campus.
The courses and free campus orientation meetings are based on close coordination between the Campus Police, area Law Enforcement, and SWOSU’s student support offices. The college course is a General Studies course available through the Social Science department.
Basic Course subject matter:
“How to avoid, but if necessary, how to stop an attack and escape, using non-lethal means”—
The training covers self defense against common forms of armed and unarmed attacks, plus
escaping, both as an individual,
and in a coordinated action with a partner.
It has always been the case that as soon as a person is clearly focused on escaping, any threat from them is removed, and also any justification to do them further harm.
Of special interest to:
Family members, working professionals and pre-professionals who are or will be working and traveling in large urban areas.
People being bullied or those willing to step in and help the bullied person get away (friends or teachers)–protecting themselves, and the bullied.
Returning warriors who need a set of non-lethal reflexes to help them adjust to peace-time civilian society. Training for their partners—leaving no one behind
Those interested in or currently with concealed carry licenses—to provide techniques to keep an attacker away from one’s firearm, and forcefully send them a safe distance away.
Physical Technique Checklist:
Health and Safety Shield
Three Yang style Tai chi movements that intercept, and deflect harmful incoming forces, natural or human, providing an opportunity for a safe escape.
Presented to the 2013 Statewide Social Workers Convention—with outstanding evaluations from field workers and administrators.
Choke counter and escape.
Clothing or wrist grab and control, escapes.
Parking lot and car exam.
Flashlight based defense and escape techniques.
Interrupting and diverting Bully attacks.
Unarmed defense and escape techniques.
Defenses to the rear
Stopping the elbow grab and pull toward capture.
Countering the hair grab.
Escaping the bear hug and head lock.
Avoiding a pistol when entering front door.
Avoiding pistol held close during abduction.
Avoiding basic knife thrusts and overhead weapons strikes.
Couples breakout training
Escaping ground and pound and choking.
Weighing escape options.
Cover versus concealment.
Follow-up Personal Safety Training is also available each 8 weeks in the form of Intermediate Personal Safety Training—same time and place—and Advanced Personal Safety Training available in the first 8 weeks of the Spring Semester.
*Sgt. Will Denton, former member and trainer of the Presidential Protection Unit and a veteran of combat in Afghanistan, confirmed the effectiveness and need for our non-lethal defensive reflexes and escape tactics for the adjustment of returning soldiers to civil society in peace time. Escaping conflict in peacetime is not retreat.
His wife helped with partner-based defenses and coordinated escaping.
The views and opinions expressed in these pages are strictly those of Dr. Robert Lackey.
The content of these pages has not been reviewed or approved by Southwestern Oklahoma State University.