Empty Hand Self Defense
by Sensei David Dye
1. USE OF FORCE IN MARTIAL ARTS: Discussion of when does martial art self defense stop and when does it become aggression.
2. EMPTY HAND DEFENSE TECHNIQUES: One arm shoulder throw, Reverse hand throw, Inside parry block elbow strike throw, Leg sweep, All direction throw, Block & counter, Entering throw.
3. CHOKES AND HEADLOCKS: Front two handed choke, Step away take downs, Rear choke - leg sweep, Side headlock - leg sweep.
4. CANE TECHNIQUES: Basic defense using an ordinary cane including takedowns.
5. WEAPON DISARMING (GUN & KNIFE): Knife Disarming techniques (front, side and rear). Gun disarming techniques from front, side and rear (close range).
6. YOUTH SELF DEFENSE: Wrist grabs: Single, double, cross. Shoulder, neck, mouth, hair grabs, Ground pinning escapes & defending against multiple attackers.
About David Dye: He began his martial arts training with the study of Kodokan Judo in Inglewood California in 1962 under the instruction of Sensei Treese. In 1964 Dye Sensei began training with his second Judo instructor Sensei Earl Robbins. Dye Sensei started studying Shito-Ryu Karate in 1967 under Sensei Fumio Demura of the JKF in Santa Ana CA. Later he studied Shotokan Karate in 1978 under Dan McGeough Sensei. He received his 1st Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate Jutsu in 1997 under Earl Treichel Sensei. On January 25, 2002 Sensei was awarded the rank of Sandan in Shotokan Karate Jutsu by Treichel Sensei. In 1967 he became a full time Costa Mesa Police Officer and retired in 1997 after serving 31 years. Investigation and Lead Staff Defensive Tactics Instructor for the department. After his retirement, he opted to stay on as a Senior Reserve Officer (from 1997 to 2000) so that he could continue to train officers in Officer Safety and Defensive Tactics. In 1990 Dye Sensei was awarded his 3rd Degree Black Belt and Teaching Certificate from the founder of Yoshinkan Aikido, Soke Gozo Shioda. In 1998 Dye Sensei received his 4th Degree Black Belt in Yoshinkan Aikido from Shihan Sam Combes of the Kadokan. In 1993 Dye Sensei was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall Of Fame and received the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1995 he was awarded an 8th Degree Black Belt in Aikido Taiho Jutsu by the World Martial Arts Sokeship Council. Recently, Dye Sensei was inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame 2000 and the World Head of Family Shokeship Council's Hall of Fame in 2001, receiving the Founder's Award. On April 7th, 2000, Dye Sensei was named Soke of Shuyokan and promoted to the rank of Judan in Shuyokan Ryu, by Olohe Solomon Kaihewalu. Shuyokan has been serving the community of Costa Mesa since 1980 and offers group classes, seminars and private lessons for adults, youth and, law enforcement in both the traditional and practical training aspects of such martial arts as Yoshinkan Aikido, Kodokan Judo and Jujutsu and Shotokan Karate Jutsu.