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Local Krav Maga School Offers Rape Prevention Seminar for Women Only. Open to the Public.
“Get in shape and go home safe“. This is not just the catchy slogan for Blue Titan Fitness in Rockaway, it is the life’s work and heartfelt passion of owner and chief instructor Eric Basek.
On Saturday, January 30th, Basek will lead a three- hour rape prevention seminar for women only. The seminar is open to the public, to all women in the community. All ages (14 and over) and fitness levels are welcome. No experience is necessary. This is the second in an ongoing series of self-defense workshops Basek has offered to the public in the last few months. Last month, 60 people gathered at Blue Titan Fitness to learn how to defend against an active shooter, an all too frequent occurrence these days.
Basek opened Blue Titan Fitness in 2011 based on the belief that everyone has the right to live a long and productive life, and that this path must include adopting a healthy lifestyle and learning the skills ones needs to protect oneself. Blue Titan offers classes in CrossFit and Krav Maga, an Israeli self-defense system, but despite the intense nature of both of these systems, the atmosphere at Blue Titan is conspicuously void of machismo and competition.
“I never wanted Blue Titan to be like any other gym”, says Basek. “I wanted to create a community where anyone, regardless age, gender or ability, could come and get fit and strong. At whatever point in your life that you want to start learning, we want to be the community you choose to learn with. Yes, I am running a business. But I still see myself as a public servant, trying to improve lives by giving people the tools to become happier, healthier and safer.”
Basek is only 33 but he has spent his life in public service. At 16 years old he served as an EMT on a local volunteer first aid squad. He was inspired to do more after volunteering at ground zero after 9/11 and years later, found himself graduating from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Eric spent the next 8 years as a police officer, SWAT operator and patrol supervisor in both Washington DC and New York City.
Through his work in law enforcement, he discovered Krav Maga to be an effective self-defense system. In 2006, Basek graduated his first of many defensive tactics instructor courses and began his path towards teaching full-time. Over the last 10 years, Basek has taught fitness and defensive tactics to thousands of police officers, veterans and civilians from all over the country.
Like all the self-defense training at Blue Titan, the rape prevention seminar on January 30th will be pragmatic and realistic. Participants will train with other females and practice with trained male attackers. Women will learn simple and effective ways to defend themselves against larger and stronger assailants and come away empowered, with a new mindset about their own abilities and strengths.
The rape prevention seminar will take place from 11am-2pm on Saturday January 30th, 2016 at Blue Titan Fitness located at 27 East Main St. in Rockaway NJ. The cost for the seminar is $40 per person. Register by calling 1-888-8-GETFIT (888-843-8349) or visiting https://goo.gl/SLjfYl. For information on all Blue Titan programming, visit bluetitanfitness.com.
Blue Titan Fitness is an official CrossFit and Krav Maga Worldwide affiliate with an staff of highly educated, experienced and dedicated instructors. Located at the southwest corner of Franklin and East Main Streets in Rockaway NJ, Blue Titan is a 2-Story, 6,000 square foot facility offering 4 bathrooms, 2 showers, a pro-shop, free wi-fi and a breakfast counter for our early morning classes. We offer classes for beginners, intermediate athletes and competitive spirits. A community that is often called a family. A no-ego, no judgments atmosphere where the value of instruction and safety is at the highest level of importance.