Desert Monkey Dojo offers the following seminars. They can be taught just about anywhere or if necessary, we can provide space.

Listed fees are for four to ten attendees. Larger seminars can be arranged.

If you are interested or have questions about any of the seminars, contact

Faye at (702) 488-9929 or

Seminars must be paid for through KW-Chop.



 skull canes


We’ve been using weapons ever since our earliest ancestors were running around in a loincloth and, in a moment of inspiration, grabbed a tree branch to hit some dude over the head. Almost every country’s indigenous martial art includes some kind of stick work. If it works for all of them it’s probably going to work for you too. The cane is a qualified appliance under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This makes it the perfect weapon to be carried anytime, anyplace in our society. Furthermore, weapons training makes a great complement to any practice.


Basic Open Carry Cane

  • Lecture and practice.
  • History and legalities.
  • The cane as weapon
  • Basic strikes and blocks
  • Stances and balance
  • Exercises and practice
  • Some scenario work


2 hours, practice canes provided

At your site: $500
At our site: $600


Advanced Open Carry Cane

  • Must have taken Basic Open Carry Cane
  • All practice
  • Learning the practice Kata
  • Advanced strikes and defense
  • When the cane is grabbed
  • Take downs and disarming

1.5 – 2 hours, practice canes provided

At your site: $350
At our site: $450



Living Safe 101: Self Defense Theory and Techniques

“I never thought it would happen to me”

You never want to say that. Our self defense course is quite simply better than most of the crap out there, safe, succinct, and grounded squarely in the real world.

  • Lecture and practice
  • All self defense principles
  • Stances and balance
  • Threat assessment
  • Conflict resolution
  • Basic attacks and defenses
  • Dealing with grabs
  • Basic falling and ground work

2-3 hours

At your site: $500
At our site: $600

Armed Self Defense

Do you have your CCW? Do you carry a sidearm legally or illegally? Good for you, but do you know if you can get to it in an emergency. What if you are grabbed? If you carry a weapon, you need this class.

Loaded weapons must NOT be brought to the class, as rubber training sidearms will be provided.

  • Must have taken Basic Open Carry Cane
  • All practice
  • Applying self defense principles when you carry a sidearm
  • Getting space
  • Freeing your hands
  • Close in combat with the sidearm
  • Disarming an attacker

1 – 1.5 hours, maximum 5 people

At your site: $250
At our site: $350

Un-Weapons Training

Learn how to use our various Un-Weapons  available at our shop KW-Chop including any of the following:

  • BadAss Cane
  • Silver Stones necklace
  • BadAss Stick or Glitter Stick keychain
  • Thor’s Hammer bracelet
  • Stoned Bandana

1 hour, you must purchase your own Un-Weapons

At your site: $200
At our site: $300


Somatic Integrity


Developing a Personal Practice

We all need a touchstone, a time carved out of each day to care for ourselves and connect to something greater. This seminar uses principles from many different disciplines to help you create and continue your own personal practice. It’s particularly helpful to those whose life includes service to others or high stress jobs.

1.5 hour

At your site: $250
At our site: $350


Refuse to Be a Victim NRA Supplemental

  • Should take Refuse to Be a Victim (as offered by our partners)
  • Covers what to do in a physical confrontation
  • Physical techniques when grabbed, cornered, or confronted
  • What to do when you do everything right and everything still goes wrong

1 hour

At your site: $200
At our site: $300

Personal Protection in Close Quarters NRA Supplemental

  • Should take Personal Protection in the Home (as offered by our partners)
  • Covers using your sidearm in close quarters
  • Using your sidearm, drawing, firing, disarming in close
  • Close combat with a sidearm
  • Situational practice including how to fall and still get to your sidearm, how to move into position to use your sidearm
  • Creating space and time so that you can use your sidearm

1 hour

At your site: $200
At our site: $300