Intruder Safety Class

Originally posted on 4 Broadway Dover, NH: is please to host another important safety program.

home-invasionNicole Marcin (from Damsels in Defense) has teamed up with Matt Randall (Martial Arts Master) for a course in Intruder Safety and Awareness.

This course is for women only and will focus on keeping yourself safe at home.

Learn to use simple tools such as pepper spray, kobutans, and stun guns to ward off a potential attacker and get to safety.

For more information, visit the event on Facebook at

The fee for the class is:
$25 You bring your own kubotan or pepper spray (we will be using inert canisters of spray though)
$30 Will include either kubotan or pepper spray
Payments must be made in advance to secure spot.

Contact Nicole to arrange for payments at 603-841-0443.

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Martial Arts Instructors Wanted

instructor_picMatt Randall’s Black Belt Academy is now hiring Dynamic, High-Energy Karate/Self-Defense Instructors in Dover, NH!

We are seeking enthusiastic candidates who have experience working with children and adults, who have had the responsibility for motivating individuals and guiding their behavior.

If you have experience in martial arts, an enthusiastic attitude & enjoy working with youth, please apply for this position!

Part-Time and/or Full-Time positions available.

All martial arts styles/systems are welcome to apply.

– 18 years of age or older
– Black Belt and 1-2 years as an Instructor
– Reliable transportation
– Valid driver’s license
– Auto Insurance kept current
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Retail/sales experience is a plus

– Background check and drug testing will be required


Specific Location:
Dover, NH
How To Apply: 
Please send your resume to by 10/31/15.

Since 1987, Matt Randall’s Black Belt Academy has taught children, teens, and adults solid martial arts skills, physical fitness, and life skills. Our goal is to enhance self-esteem, build self-confidence, foster positive socialization and promote physical fitness.

Why Zero Tolerance in Schools is Wrong

Originally posted on Matt Randall:

no-zero-toleranceRecently another friend of mine called to ask what she can do to help her niece.  The young girl was in second grade and was being tormented by several other children on a daily basis during the school day.  To keep the story short, her parents went through the usual chain of command and were disappointed that the bullying continued.  The girl told the teacher who did nothing.  The principal was informed, and still nothing changed.  The kids involved were brought to the guidance counselor’s office to discuss how everyone should play nice at school and respect each other.  The bullying still continued.

If this was the only time I had heard this story, then I wouldn’t have anything to write about.  Unfortunately, I hear this story at least twice every school year from parents who want to know how I can help their child stop the bullying.  Parents come…

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Calling All BLACK BELTS!

Originally posted on Matt Randall:

black_belts_4023019_std.166143505_stdThere are many reasons why Black Belts become disappointed in their training and stop or look for something new to try. Often it’s because training after black belt in their school becomes just more of the same. Sometimes it’s politics in the organization or a personality difference with the instructor. This leaves black belts, who love martial arts, with a feeling of loss and they don’t know where to go.

Over the years, I have heard many stories about why black belts dropped out, and so I’ve created a class for all those who want to continue training, want to learn new material, want to share their knowledge, but don’t want to be in a class with beginners, don’t want the politics, and don’t want all the typical baggage that goes with training – like contracts and testing pressure.

Now there is a class just for you – the dedicated Black…

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Through the eyes of a rapist

Cover-front-webLast week I taught another Women’s Self Defense class and talked about a study that was done where rapists in prison were interviewed.  This morning, someone posted it on Facebook.  Life works in mysterious ways and everything is truly connected.  Please take the time to read this information and share it.  If you want to put a group together and host a Self Defense class, I am always ready to help.

I have written a book on the subject and encourage you to check it out on Amazon. Just click the cover photo.  It is available in softcover and kindle formats.

~ Master Randall


Through a rapist’s eyes. A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:

1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun! , braid, or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.

2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.

3] They also look for women using their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.

4] The number one place women are abducted from / attacked at is grocery store parking lots.

5] Number two is office parking lots/garages.

6] Number three is public restrooms.

7] The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to a second location where they don’t have to worry about getting caught.

8] If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.

9] These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas,or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands.

10] Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you’re not worth it.


1] If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk: can’t believe it is so cold out here, we’re in for a bad winter. Now that you’ve seen their faces and could identify them in a line- up, you lose appeal as a target.

2] If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell Stop or Stay back! Most of the rapists this man talked to said they’d leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.

3] If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yelling I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.

4] If someone grabs you, you can’t beat them with strength but you can do it by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow and armpit or in the upper inner thigh – HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it really hurts.

5] After the initial hit, always go for the groin. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy’s parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you’ll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause him a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he’s out of there.

6] When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without using much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.

7] Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feel little silly at the time, but you’d feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.


1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do it.

2. Learned this from a tourist guide to New Orleans : if a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you…. chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won’t see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping,eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON’T DO THIS! The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side,put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU CLOSE the DOORS , LEAVE.

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:

a. Be aware: look around your car as someone may be hiding at the passenger side , peek into your car, inside the passenger side floor, and in the back seat. ( DO THIS TOO BEFORE RIDING A TAXI CAB) .

b. If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.

c. Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked “for help” into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

Send this to any woman you know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it’s better safe than sorry.

Women’s Self Defense Class

Beast2Ladies, are you ready to Face the Beast?

In this Women’s Self Defense class you will learn quick and easy techniques to keep yourself safe in the event of an attack. After learning a series of very powerful techniques, you will have the opportunity to ‘face the Beast’ – an attacker dressed in a fully padded suit of armor. Here you can put your training to the test and see what you are really made of. Most women say this is the most empowering class they have ever taken and facing the Beast gives them a feeling of confidence like nothing else.



According to RAINN – Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network:

  • Every 107 seconds, another sexual assault occurs
  • There is an average of 293,000 instances (victims age 12 or older) of sexual assault each year
  • 68% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police
  • 98% of rapists will never spend a day in jail

Ladies, bring your friends, family, and daughters over 12 to this very important class.

If you need a preview to work up the courage to attend, that is perfectly understandable. Many women do. It helps them to mentally prepare and get excited about the class.

Check out this video –

Sign up now! You will feel much more secure and confident after, I guarantee it.

Master Instructor Matt Randall

6th Degree Black Belt and World Champion

Morning Classes Start July 6th

What could be better than starting your day off with a good workout?

Stop thinking so hard, the answer is ‘nothing’, and you know it.

New morning classes begin right after the 4th of July.


NEW! Morning Traditional Martial Arts for all ages.

Mondays and Wednesdays at 9am.

Begins Monday July 6, 2015

Summer Special – $149 for all of July/August (new students only)


NEW! Morning Kickboxing for Teens and Adults

Real kickboxing skills and drills, with real gloves, real pads, real hitting action.  This is not your gym’s aerobic kickboxing class.

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am

Begins Tuesday July 7, 2015

Summer Special – $149 for all of July/August (new students only)

Why not do both?  For just $249, you can join our Total Transformation Program for the summer and have your pick of both morning classes plus evening classes.