Situational Awareness – Drills & Tips

Hello!

I have been traveling a lot this month teaching The Soteria Method™.  One of the popular topics brought up in classes was “Situational Awareness”, a basic tactic to increasing your awareness levels. The discussions we had in class prompted me write an article on the subject matter (link provided below). In this article, I share some basic drills that worked for me and I also want to take a moment now to thank The Huffington Post for publishing the blog entry.

Try these simple drills and watch yourself begin to transform into your own personal security agent!

Here is the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/avital-zeisler/situational-awareness-a-k_b_4846700.html

Stay Safe. Live Well.™

Avital

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Catharsis: My Poem

I have dedicated myself to three things when it comes to teaching self-defense to women:

1. Teaching women how prevent facing the threat or act of violence.
2. Teaching women how to survive violence.
3. Helping other victims of violence overcome their negative experience in a positive and meaningful way.

I tried something a bit different and very personal for my latest blog post which was published by The Huffington Post. There are many ways to overcome a negative experience and when you force yourself to overcome trauma in a positive way, you can find the most beautiful and unexpected experiences of emotional and creative release.

Please follow this link to read the post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/avital-zeisler/httpsbloggerhuffingtonpos_b_4493241.html

Stay Safe, Live Well!

Avital

Keeping The Peace

Hello!

With all of the happiness and joy that the holidays bring, please take a moment to think of those that are less fortunate. We can all help one another and give the gift of safety, comfort and empowerment to those who need it most.

Please click HERE to read my latest article that was featured on The Huffington Post.

Stay Safe, Live Well!

Avital

Eat, Drink and be Merry… With an Eye on Your Safety!

Hello!

As the holidays approach, there are some basic safety tips I wanted to share to make sure you get to enjoy everything the holidays have to offer. Whether you are mall hopping, rushing to your holiday work party, or travelling to visit family,  there are a few simple things to make this season safe.

Click HERE for part 1 of the full article series featured on The Huffington Post

As always,

Stay Safe. Live Well™,

Avital

Target Training (I Don’t Mean Striking)

So this post is probably not what you think .  I am not talking about striking a target on an attacker or even target shooting.  I am referring to targeting specific muscle groups to help shape and tone your body.I lead a NYC based fitness class called  The Self-Defense & Fitness Twist™ which allows women to target train three key areas – the glutes, abs and arms.  The way we target is specific to both conditioning, and the ability to perform self-defense techniques.  Over the next while, I will show you how to target your muscle groups with a little self-defense twist; while achieving  the awesome body you want.

Check out one of my workouts featured in Women’s Health HERE to see what The Self-Defense & Fitness Twist™ can do for your body 🙂

Stay Safe, Live Well™,

Avital

 

Empowerment Quote

No matter how terribly a journey may begin…the value is in the lessons learned along the way – the ability to overcome obstacles, the chance to make a difference in other’s lives, and the satisfaction of achieving what was once only a hope.

Avital Zeisler

Staying Strong & Feminine

When I had begun to train in self-defense I found myself struggling with concerns over remaining feminine and keeping my curves.  As I worked my way through training courses, most being designed to break us down via conditioning hours upon hours; I found myself, as the only woman, able to keep up with the men.  As I progressed through drill after drill, I learned that most of the men also built themselves up with weight training and worked towards gaining muscle mass; I was determined to increase my conditioning without needing to weight train.  This dilemma led me to develop, through trial and error, the body that I wanted while still being able to take down an opponent.  I am glad to report that people often comment that I don’t look like I am able to do what I can do.  Throughout the fitness section of the blog, I will share my secrets of combining fitness conditioning and learning self-defense skills.

Stay Safe, Live Well™,

Avital