Personal Protection Workshop

Workshop is now open to the public.
You must attend BOTH sessions.

Contact Gayle Ebel to reserve your space in the series at 812-961-2171 or

Part 1: Introduction to the Fundamentals of Personal Protection
The lecture portion of the 2 part series will cover 4 main topics:

  • Attitude and Awareness
  • Best Practices and Habits
  • Understanding Fear
  • Applications

Part 2: Safe, Not Scared
The hands-on portion of the 2 part series will cover the physical tactics for personal protection. Please wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes.


Part 1: Saturday, April 15
10:00 - 11:30 am
Program Room 1 and 2, SE YMCA

Part 2: Saturday, April 29
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fitness Room 1, SE YMCA


This 2-part series on personal protection is taught by CEO Jason Winkle and his wife, Kirsten Winkle. Jason's background in the Personal Protection world spans more than two decades. He was the Martial Arts Coordinator for Indiana State University for over 8 years. As a civilian, he also served as the Director of Combatives for the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He was the President of the International Tactical Officers Training Association and a writer for SWAT Digest.

Kirsten Winkle is a Martial Concepts' Personal Protection Instructor and has taught classes with her husband for the past five years. Her understanding of the body's vulnerabilities, stemming from her background in sports medicine and personal training, has helped build a curriculum that is based not on strength but on leverage and physiology.

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 10:00am
Monroe County YMCA
2125 S. Highland Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47401