Stepping onto a martial arts mat to learn a new tip or tactic from a community self-defense class is an empowering experience, especially when it’s a small size, offering more intimate and targeted instruction.

Today’s episode of DICE: Daily Inspiring Community Event highlights two selfless self-defense instructors making their local community a better place by teaching life skills to protect and defend, offered at no cost to any of the attendees.

Perry and Liz from Aten’s Midwest School of Jiujitsu and Kickboxing offered a free community kickboxing and jiujitsu class, which helps to build confidence and teach self-defense skills.


DICE: Daily Inspiring Community Event [DICE 20170103]
Filmed at Aten’s Midwest School of Aiki Jujutsu and Kickboxing in Decatur, IL.
Featuring Frost Fassett, Inspiration Evangelist.

Filmed near my hometown on Dec 3, 2017.
5 students + 3 instructors
Peak Experience Anticipation: Improved Fighting Skills
Peak Experience Actual: Improved Punches & Blocking
Organized by Perry & Liz
Unique History: None new learned.
Unique People: I met Andi Cashman whose sister Beth Thompson died of breast cancer, so this episode honors her sister.
Navigation Hinderances: Easy to navigate to the parking area.
Initial User Experience Design (UXD) Issues for Visitors / Guests:
Poor Signage to find the building. Had to go inside barber shop to get directions.
No liability waivers for participants? Firearms should be better concealed.
Amenities: Gloves provided, if needed.
Bathroom: Within 1 minute; they should consider barefoot access.
Security: Firearms nearby; people trained in self-defense
CPR (Celebrities, Politicians, Reporters): None Present

Music by Altered Carbon & Raymond Brugman; Outro Track by Ryan Cullinane
Shirt by Hurley (with Nike FlexFit)
Pants by Lululemon Athletica
Memory Foam Boots by Crevo