Sanano Martial Arts
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Defend Yourself

Personal Protection for women or men and Tactical Physical Defense and Restraint Training.

The Self-Defense Program has been taught to thousands or people across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, England, Greece, and Mexico.

The Restraint and Control Program was has been instructed to several agencies within Homeland Security, police departments, probation and parole departments, schools, several airlines and cruise lines, and officers from private corporations, hospitals, condo and apartment complexes, bar and nightclub security.

Self-Defense Training

Passive Restraint Training
Sanano Martial Arts

(813) 260-5646

 Self-Defense Training

This class contains techniques that are non-aggressive, yet powerful defenses that can be used for personal protection in defense against personal injury while minimizing the imminent threat of personal liability. 

Passive Restraint Training

The advanced section employs non-aggressive physical techniques that are designed to ensure physical compliance.   Situations range from restraint to controlled movement of a subject.  They are applicable for code enforcement, probation and parole agencies, corrections, juvenile detention, hospital security, schools, and police who work in situations where normal defensive tactics training or offensive styled tactics would be viewed by the public, the press, and our own organizations as too harsh.  Also covered are the applications that seem to fall between the cracks of most defensive tactics training.  With the overall emphasis on the Verbal Judo communication skill sets these techniques are taught as a last resort when other verbal or physical options are precluded and the genuine safety of an employee is in true jeopardy. 

NOTE: Student MUST bring their Law Enforcement or Security Employee identification to enroll.  Bar and Nightclub security can bring a W-2 or signed letter from your employer with phone number for verification.  Liability release will be signed and fee paid at the beginning of the class.  All injuries, past and current must be disclosed at the time of training.


 Typical attacker defense escapes from:

     Choke holds;

     Hair grabs;

     Bear hugs;


     Wrist grabs;

     Hand shake grabs;

     Clothing grabs.

Defenses from:

    Head punching;          

    Groin kicks;

    Head butting

    Foot sweeps.

 Control and restraints techniques to include:

 Removal of a subject from sitting and prone positions;

 Leverage positioning (no danger to joints);

 Control of the head (no danger to throat and jaw);

 Control of the legs to prevent offensive kicks;

 Basic protection from attacks to eyes, groin, spinal area.


The self-defense class can be completed in a two or four hour session and the restraint class can be completed in a half or a full day, depending on the number of participants. 

No special clothing for the training but we do recommend:

            No jewelry that can cut or cause scrapes.

            No high heeled shoes.

            No sharp objects such as hair pins or other such items.

            No fragile clothing such as silks or garments that tear.


There is no requirement of physical conditioning or strength but we must be informed of any pre-existing medical condition or injury that will require special attention so to not aggravate the injury further.  If any student should choose not to participate in any of the techniques there will be no coercion or condemnation.  The techniques are part of a program developed so the techniques can be taught to anyone regardless of age, weight, strength, or agility.  They do not require special knowledge or previous experience.


The techniques will be completed by students in a hands-on environment where they will practice with each other under the direct guidance of an instructor.  We begin with simple stretching of joints and ligaments and offer basic instruction in falling as is it often inevitable in some defensive situations and how to do so without injury.  Stretching will minimize bruising and prevent injury while the falling techniques will allow students to learn to protect the spinal area, elbow, neck and head area from harm when landing on hardened surfaces.  This is optional and will depend on the physical condition of participants.

The defensive portion of the class is instructed in a slow pace initially until the students gain both competence and confidence and then the technique is accomplished at a more realistic street use speed to ensure effectiveness.  Each technique will be practiced until the student is satisfied they are able to complete the maneuver.  Some techniques will require more time in practice for proficiency so an exact time-line is difficult for an hour by hour breakdown.


The techniques of the hair grab from the front and rear position are done at half speed to preserve the student’s hair and keep it where it belongs, but even at the reduced speed as trained student’s will find the technique effective.  This is the same for the throat grabbing defensive techniques. 



   SELF DEFENSE TRAINING: (2 hour instruction class)
   $60 per participant.  Discount of $20.00 for mentioning where you heard of us or bring a friend - pay $30.00 each ($60.00 off)


   We also do customized martial arts theme photography.   Custom Photoshop, layouts, and print sizing. 
   Children receive a free 8X10 (photo only) print with their first promotional testing.  ($40 value with sitting and print)
 View a few sample layouts at

   You do not need to be a student here at the school to sit for a photo shoot and a print.  Discounts are still available and call us for details.
   Photographic layouts are designed in an 11x17 inch format with school logo/patch design and martial style write up with photo and name.



Morning Class: Adult and Teen

9:00am to 10am Monday and Wednesday  "Defensercise" Ladies Self-Defense

9:00am - 10:00am Tuesday and Thursday 

10:00am to 11:00am Monday and Wednesday
Filipino (FMA) Martial Arts Karate/Sikaran

10:00am to 11:00am Tuesday and Thursday 
(FMA) Stick Fighting/Arnis/Escrima/Kali


Afternoon Class: kids ages 6 yrs to 8 yrs
(Beginners - White belt)

3:15pm to 4:15pm  Tuesday and Thursday Karate


Afternoon Class: Youth ages 9 yrs to 12yrs
(Intermediate / Advanced - Yellow belt and Up)

4:30pm to 5:30pm Tuesday and Thursday Karate


Evening Class: Teens and Adults

6:00pm to 7:00pm Monday and Wednesday
Filipino Martial Arts/Karate/Sikaran

6:00pm to 7:00pm Tuesday and Thursday
(FMA) Stick Fighting/Arnis/Escrima/Kali

Special pricing is available for adults and teens wishing to attend both types of evening classes

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