Basic Self-Defense for All

Krista Swartz's Girl Scout Gold Award Project
Rating: 3.6 out of 5 (78 ratings)
3,608 students
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Basic Self-Defense for All
Rating: 3.6 out of 5 (78 ratings)
3,608 students
Martial Arts


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This course is presented as part of Krista Swartz's Girl Scout Gold Award Project.  Krista's goal is the increase awareness of basic self-defense techniques in an attempt to reduce instances of interpersonal violence.  The material presented is complementary to an in person training seminar that is provided free of charge.  Martial arts support is provided by the Hoshin Kan, LLC.


Update: Mrs. Swartz successfully completed all of the requirements of her project and was awarded her Girl Scout Gold Award.  Mrs. Swartz and the Hoshin Kan, LLC, continue to host Women's and Basic Self-Defense courses at the Hoshin Dojo.


Thank you for your support.

Who this course is for:

  • Everyone
  • Martial Artists
  • Those interested in learning about Karate

Course content

5 sections • 23 lectures • 31m total length
  • Introduction
  • Training Philosophy of the Hoshin Kan


Martial Arts Instructor
Charles Wallace
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 125 Reviews
  • 6,510 Students
  • 16 Courses

Charles Wallace Sensei is a Valedictorian graduate of Midwest City High School.  After High School, Wallace Sensei joined the Marine Corps.  During this Career, he had two tours to Iraq and obtained the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 2.  When in garrison, Wallace Sensei spent his time as a Martial Arts and marksmanship instructor.  He holds the rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt Instructor in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.

Wallace Sensei has an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, having graduated with honors.  He also has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree, having graduated Magna Cum Laude.  Wallace Sensei is currently at graduate student pursuing a degree in Mediation and Arbitration.

Over his 16 years of experience, Wallace Sensei has trained in many styles of martial arts and self-defense.  He considers himself blessed to have trained in the three major realms of unarmed combat (striking, throwing, and joint manipulation) as well as traditional Kobujutsu weapons, sword, and an array of modern firearms and non-lethal weaponry.  


Currently, Wallace Sensei owns and operates the Hoshin Dojo in Midwest City, Oklahoma.  At the Hoshin Dojo, he actively teaches women’s self-defense seminars and various youth safety seminars in addition to the standard curriculum.  In addition to his Martial Arts ranks and certifications, Wallace Sensei has completed CPR, SafeSport, CDC concussion training, and is a certified Combat Lifesaver.


The Hoshin Dojo is an approved CLEET (Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training) training facility.  Wallace Sensei currently teaches seminars that meet the continuing education requirements for local security and law enforcement personnel.  


Charles Wallace Sensei is currently serving as the State Director for the International Seishinkai Karate Union (ISKU).