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Joshua Schmidt


Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-2488
Office: PED 108


Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

The way I approach teaching self-defense is by evaluating what techniques I believe a smaller person can successfully implement against a larger attacker. Similarly, I try to modify techniques for different body types so that each student can make it work for them.

Additionally, I look beyond the expected physical benefits from taking this type of physical education course. I work to create an environment that helps everyone grow emotionally; such as overcoming the victim mentality, along with building self-confidence and a positive self-image.

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