2 one-hour lessons on each DVD! This four hour program is the ultimate guide to real, practical self defense that students can learn at their own pace and in the privacy of their own home. It is designed for solo or partner training, with the hope the whole family will get involved, as the techniques are designed for and executed by women, men and children. This DVD combines the devastating blocking and striking techniques of karate with the incapacitating grappling techniques of jiu jitsu. FIT TO DEFEND is designed for people who want to have fun while learning useful techniques and exercises. The moves are kept simple but effective, and they can be applied in many different situations. 50 specific counters to over 30 different types of attacks are detailed. Though intended mainly for the non-practitioners, this DVD can be used by serious martial artists to augment their formal training. VOLUME 1 LESSON 1 teaches basics of jiu-jitsu and karate used in self defense. These techniques provide the base for all the specific counters. LESSON 2 focuses on the first line of defense, keeping the attacker from getting to your body. VOLUME 2 LESSON 3 teaches how to defend against grabs should your initial defense fail or you're taken by surprise. Your reaction must be immediate and forceful. LESSON 4 shows how to effectively defend against life threatening chokes, both standing and on the ground, by applying all you've learned. JIU-JITSU AND KARATE WORK TOGETHER IN THE ULTIMATE HOME SELF-DEFENSE AND FITNESS COURSE! From 1994 to 2000, RITA SEVER hosted the weekly NBC variety show FRIDAY NIGHT, participating in comedy sketches, reviewing movies, interviewing entertainers and visiting unique people and exciting sites throughout the United States . She hosted and produced FIT TO DEFEND, and has demonstrated her self-defense skills at sites all over Southern California. Rita’s a big believer in fitness and personal empowerment. JEAN JACQUES MACHADO is a sixth degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and one of the best grapplers in the world, having won numerous national and international championships. In this DVD, Jean Jacques concentrates on techniques that protect you on the street rather than on the mats - techniques that he has taught Los Angeles area police officers and the US Navy Seals. ROGER LACOMBE has taught martial arts for more than 30 years in Southern California. An 8th Degree Black Belt, Mr. Lacombe has been repeatedly honored for his Martial Arts Instruction skills. His many credits include “Instructor of the Year” from the United Fighting Arts Federation and “The Award for Teaching Excellence” from the National Association of Martial Arts Professionals (NAMPA). FIT TO DEFEND contains techniques and exercises that can cause injury if not performed properly. Individuals involved in the production of this program assume no responsibility for any injury or damage resulting from the execution of the techniques presented. The techniques taught in this program are for self-defense and should never be used to bully or intimidate another person. Always consult a physician before beginning any exercise program. ©2004 Garri Productions, Inc. Unauthorized broadcast and duplication is a violation of applicable laws. All rights reserved.