Workshops

 

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."

 

- William James, American Philosopher and Psychologist (1842 - 1910) 

 

 

 

The hallmark of CCT's programmes is that they are evidence based but yet simple to learn.   Based on solid research drawn from science, the principles and techniques taught are effective and consistent with current understanding of human behaviour.  Whether the programme is on negotiation, reasoning and problem-solving, executive safety, or how to create wealth over time, CCT guarantees that our programmes have been developed after extensive research and field testing.  Our programme will enthral, thrill, intrigue and fire your imagination!

 

Come train with our highly talented team of Experts and you will never look at life in the same way again!!

 

 

 

Tactical pen - ground engagements
Tactical pen - ground engagements

Learn how to defend yourself on the ground with a tactical pen.

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Shell Demo: Small joint manipulation
Shell Demo: Small joint manipulation

Through the use of small joint manipulations, a woman can control and restrain a bigger, stronger male attacker

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ExxonMobil Executives
ExxonMobil Executives

Senior management of ExxonMobil from the region learning Executive Safety

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Tactical pen - ground engagements
Tactical pen - ground engagements

Learn how to defend yourself on the ground with a tactical pen.

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 Personal Empowerment Series 

Executive Safety

 

 

Street violence that includes senseless unprovoked assaults, violent robbery with weapons, molestation, attempted rape or kidnapping,  can happen when you least expect it and are potentially life threatening. Victims of such aggression need to learn appropriate strategies and tactics to de-escalate, evade or control and restraint their assailant until help comes.  Using knowledge drawn from both psychology and body guarding training, participants learn how identify sign of an imminent attack, and position oneself to de-escalate or create opportunities to escape.  Only as a last resort is physical strategies used to defend oneself to survive an assault. Instead of relying on strength based techniques that are often taught in combative sports (E.g Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Mixed Martial Arts etc), participants learn how to use principles of bio-mechanics and leverage to protect themselves.

 

 

The workshop will be conducted by the Chief Instructor for ladies self defense Ms Qin Yunquan, and/ or with Master Teo Yew Chye, the Chief Instructor of Kapap Academy and a psychologist.  Ms Qin and Master Teo are both certified bodyguards by two former elite Israeli commandos, Colonel Chaim Peer and Major Avi Nardia.  Ms Qin was also the first lady in Asia to become a Kapap/ Krav Maga Instructor by the International Kapap Federation, a certified Gracie Combatives instructor by the renowned Gracie Academy (US), and the only Asian to be certified by the legendary Billy Robinson. She is also Bas Rutten MMA instructor and a National Athlete in wrestling.  Master Teo has been a life long martial artist with 32 years experience at both learning and teaching realistic self defense skills.  He has trained professional military and police units including the US Navy base in Singapore, Israel embassy security staff, Special Operations Command and the Army Development Force (international peacekeeping force).  

 

Programme content 

  • Stances and 3 Principles against a Take-down

  • Palm Strikes and 6 angles of Elbow Strikes

  • Street style Kicks

  • Defense against Forearm, Shoulder and Head Grabs

  • Defense against Chokes

  • Use of Take-downs

  • Ground Defense

  • Defense against Knife Attacks

  • Use of Improvised Weapons 

  

 

Tactical Pen Defense

 

 

The best self defense weapon to have is the one you have when you need it! A functional pen that actually works increases the likelihood of you carrying it on a daily basis, and having it with you when the need arises. Using the solidly built MTech Xtreme Tactical Pen, participants will learn how to use this modern everyday tool for both self defense, and control and restraint purposes. The MTech Xtreme Tactical Pen (US) is a fully functional pen made of high grade aluminum. The top end of the pen is a DNA catch crown that is designed to cut skin so that identification of your assailant through his DNA can be made possible. The tip end of the pen can be used as a glass breaker as well as for self defense purposes.

 

 

Whether it be in stand up engagement or on the ground, we will teach you how to conceal your Tactical pen, deploy it fast, and use it to defend yourself.  In situations of molestation, learn how to use the tactical pen against specific pressure points to make your attacker regret he ever laid his hands on you.  The tactical pen is also sturdy enough to be used to damage muscle groups, fracture bones or to break windows for escape purpose if the need arises. 

 

Programme content 

  • How to wear and carry the Tactical Pen

  • The 3 Strategic Use of the Tactical Pen

  • Making the entry

  • Use against Pressure Points

  • Defense against kicks and strikes

  • Defense on the ground

  • Tactical Pen and grappling

 Nonverbal Communication Series 

Psychology of Negotiation

 

The Psychology of Negotiation is designed to equip you with the psychological skills and tools to gain insight into the mind of a negotiator, and teach you the secrets that would give you the upper hand in closing a deal. Drawing from the research field of micro-momentary expressions or micro-tells, non-verbal communication and negotiation routines, participants learn to negotiate like a pro! A proprietary model, Psych-negotiate, is taught to help participants navigate through the process - from pre-negotiation, negotiation to post-negotiation planning. Learn how to catch your adversary lying using both overt and covert cues that are always present in a negotiation. 

Programme content 

  • Introduction:  The Psychology of Negotiation.

  • Pre-negotiation Planning

  • The Psychology of Communication

  • Negotiation Tactics and How to Counter Them

  • Negotiation Strategies

  • Countering Negative Negotiation Tactics

  • Introduction to Microtells – Emotional Leakages that can give your opponent away

  • Microtells - Facial Micro-expression Training

  • Post Negotiation Planning

 

 

Ladies Empowerment

 

 

Violence against women and sexual molestations are acts of aggression against women that are potentially dangerous to life.  Victims of such aggression need to learn appropriate strategies and tactics to de-escalate, evade or control and restraint their assailant until help comes.  Using knowledge drawn from both psychology and body guarding training, participants learn how identify sign of an imminent attack, and position oneself to de-escalate or create opportunities to escape.  Only as a last resort is physical strategies used to defend oneself to survive an assault.  Instead of relying on strength based techniques that are often taught in combative sports (E.g Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Mixed Martial Arts etc), participants learn how to use principles of bio-mechanics and leverage to protect themselves.The workshop will be conducted by the Chief Instructor for ladies self defense Ms Qin Yunquan.

 

 

Yunquan is a certified bodyguard by two former elite Israeli commandos, Colonel Chaim Peer and Major Avi Nardia. She was the first lady in Asia to become a Kapap/ Krav Maga Instructor by the International Kapap Federation, as well as the first Asian lady to be certified as a Gracie Combatives instructor by the renowned Gracie Academy (US).  Yunquan is also the first and only Bas Rutten MMA instructor and Catch Wrestler by the legendary European and British Wrestling Champion, Billy Robinson. She is a National Wrestler and a local champion in submission grappling and wrestling.

 

Programme content 

  • Stances and 3 Principles against a Take-down

  • Palm Strikes and 6 angles of Elbow Strikes

  • Street style Kicks

  • Defense against Forearm, Shoulder and Head Grabs

  • Defense against Chokes

  • Use of Take-downs

  • Ground Defense

  • Defense against Knife Attacks

  • Use of Improvised Weapons 

  

 

Staying Safe

 

 

The high powered Executive working for a multinational while living and working abroad is particular at risk of criminal and terrorist activities, including kidnapping.  Using knowledge as a sought after VIP bodyguard for multi-millionaires, Kapap Chief Instructor and psychologist, Teo Yew Chye will help you develop a Personal Safety Plan for you and your family that will allow you to stay safe.  In this one of its kind workshop, you will learn for examples, how to identify potential terrorist threat, keep your identity confidential, counter-surveillance and take defensive measures against potential kidnapping while living abroad in crime ridden or politically charged countries.  You will also learn practical self defense techniques that will allow you to go into counterattacks to avoid capture and create opportunities to escape from a kidnapping attempt.

 

 

Programme content 

  • Understanding the Predator Mindset

  • Resource vs Process predators - how to Respond Appropriately

  • Assessing your Personal and Family Risks

  • Basic Safety Precautions

  • Psychological Preparations for you and your Family

  • Dealing with Violence

  • Surviving Ambushes and Assassinations

  • Surviving Carkjacking

  • Surviving as a Hostage

  • Selecting Hotels

  • Escape Strategies

  • Air Travel Security Guidelines

  • Emergency Preparations

  • Closed Quarters Combat

Detecting Deception

 

Deception is a fact of everyday living but you need not be a victim to deceit, betrayal or a business scam.  While there is, in reality, no fool proof way to detect them all the time, there are methodologies and techniques you can learn and use that can help you increase your probability of detecting deception.  Drawing from the science of non-verbal communication such as facial expressions, speech patterns, body postures etc, you will learn how to unmask signals of deception to discover another's real intent.  You will also learn to discover anxiety 'tells' - emotional leakages that provide you behavioural cues that someone may be telling a lie. In other words, you will become skilled in detecting deception with the skills to look for the right cues, and the know-how to interpret them.

 

Programme content 

  • Understanding Deception and Lies

  • Why People Lie: the 7 Reasons Adult Lie

  • The Ways People Lie

  • Lying, leakage and the Clues to Deceit

  • Why Lies Fail

  • Discovering the Secrets of Nonverbal Communication

  • Detecting Deceits from Words, Voice and Body

  • Facial Clues to Deceit

 Mental Resilience Series 

Mental Resilience 

 

Mental resilience is concerned with the ability to bounce back from setbacks. Whilst failures and setbacks are unavoidable in life, one can learn to face failure positively and bounce back from setbacks.

 

Based on decades of psychological research, the programme draws extensively from Cognitive Psychology, and in particular, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is an established area of psychological interventions that recognises that people hold values and beliefs about themselves, the world and other people that may be inaccurate and inflexible. Decades of research have demonstrated that the way people think can affect the way we respond to adversities. By changing the way we perceive or interpret our emotions and events that happen to us, we can respond in a more stoic manner. CBT is a goal-oriented, systematic, problem-solving approach to improving one's mental attitude to life's challenges.

 

 

Consulting Psychologist Teo Yew Chye was the first Asian to be certified as a Trainer with the Penn Resiliency Program (University of Pennsylvania and the work of Professor Martin Seligman) - the program that inspired the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program used by the US government to train 1.4 million uniformed personnel. CCT's version of resilience training however has been developed after 5 years of field-testing of different experiential approaches with over 4,000 participants. Designed for the Asian markets, our classroom based training includes the practice of personal protection/ self defense skills in conjunction with acquisition of cognitive skills to develop stronger mental resilience.  The indomitable spirit of the martial artist and the practice of drills help to develop the same mental strength that modern psychologists are now re-discovering as the science of resilience.

 

Programme content 

  • Understand the Science behind Resilience

  • Acquire the Cognitive Techniques to become Mentally Strong

  • Use Positive Psychology Principles and Techniques to achieve Authentic Happiness

  • Apply Mental Resilience skills to enhance your Work Performance

  • Learn Simple Personal Protection/ Self Defense Skills to stay Safe and develop mental strength in an experiential way.

 Reasoning and Problem-solving Series 

Good Thinking!

 

When we hear someone express an opinion, or read a text on a topic, some degree of logical reasoning is usually involved. Good thinking requires an understanding of how points or arguments are made and how bad logic (fallacies) occur. Contrary to popular opinions, poor logic occurs more commonly than most realised. It can be found in day-to-day advertisements, in supposedly serious discussions or articles published by reputable newspapers. The programme works at focusing on enhancing one’s reasoning skills, self-reflection of one’s thoughts (meta-cognition), and the use of informal logic to assess the truth of a claim, Good Thinking! draws upon frameworks, concepts and techniques used by modern day philosophers, and is designed to help managers and executives write better reports, make better decisions and be impactful in presentations. 

Programme Content

  • Formal vs Informal Logic

  • Thinking and Beliefs

  • Good Thinking Defined

  • Characteristics of Good Thinking

  • A Framework for Analysing Structures of Thinking

  • Implications and Inferences

  • Structured Thinking Format

  • Nature of an Argument

  • Nature of Fallacies

 Wealth Mentoring Series 

Wealth Creators

 

Singapore is the now the world's fastest wealth hub with US$1.3 trillion dollars under management.  While most of these super rich are wealthy people from India, China, Indonesia, Philippines etc, Singaporeans have not done too badly either in creating wealth.  Currently, 1 in 30 Singaporeans are millionaires in 2012.  It has however been estimated that by 2017, 1 in 20 will be a millionaire.  What does this leave the average Singaporean who may be a hardworking professional, a tradesman or an employee earning a salary? Probably lost and in abject misery unfortunately.  Fret not, as this content rich programme will impart you with important financial literacy and investment skills and insights to help you create wealth.  No 'quick rich' schemes but instead learn to build a solid foundation in financial literacy, before even embarking on anything else. Learn to create wealth by building a business or real estate portfolio that will grow over time if you 'do the right thing'.  Learn from proven, self made local millionaires and hear their inspiring insights on what it takes to succeed in a competitive business environment or volatile real estate market. Perhaps more important than 'location' in property investment is - timing your property investment.

 

Programme content 

  • Financial Literacy for Investors

  • Mental Resilience and staying the Course

  • Your personal Roadmap to Wealth Creation

  • Wealth Creation through Real Estate:  Pittfalls and Opportunities

  • Common Lies your 'friendly' agent will be telling you

  • 10 common Mistakes that will Bankrupt you if you don't know them

  • How to use Strategic Planning Techniques in Property Investment

   

 

Financial Literacy for Adults

 

Financial literacy is defined as the ability to make important financial decisions for one's own benefit.  Thanks to several governmental initiatives, there has been a spurt in interest on financial literacy within Singapore in recent years.  Taught by Professionals certified as Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF) awarded by the prestigious Center for Financial Certifications (US), you will be be taught skills needed to establish personal budgets, evaluate debt loads, set financial goals and develop plan of action to become financially independent and eventually retire comfortably.  Whether you are a professional or working towards becoming an entrepreneur, the ability to manage your own money, multiply your wealth through prudent strategic portfolio investments, and plan for retirement is an important skills set that is critical in modern living.

 

In addition to acquiring the skills in such fundamentals, self made millionaire entrepeneurs will share insights into how they created wealth for themselves through hardwork and innovations.  This segment of the training will serve also to inspire you to find your own paths to riches.

 

Programme content 

  • Understand the real value of Money

  • Active versus Passive Income Planning

  • Personal Goal Planning

  • Risk Appetite Profiling

  • Money Management and Planning

  • Budgeting and Debt Management

  • Risk Management

  • Strategic Portfolio Investment

  • Retirement Planning

Fitness related Series

Piloxing!!!

 

The latest Hollywood celebrity fitness craze sweeping the world! PILOXING! This incredible program uniquely mixes Pilates and boxing
into a fat blasting and muscle toning workout guaranteed to whip you
into shape. PILOXING is the brainchild of Swish dancer and celebrity
trainer Viveca Jensen and the culmination of her mission to physically
and mentally empower women through fitness. At the core of PILOXING is
the principle that being feminine is powerful and it aims for women to attain a Sleek, Sexy and Powerful self-image.

PILOXING blends the power, speed and agility of boxing with the
beautiful sculpting and flexibility of Pilates. Add to the fun and sexy
dance moves that reflect Viveca's pesonality.In addition to Pilates and
boxing movements, the exercise incorporates the use of weighted gloves
which add to the workout by toning the arms and maximizing
cardiovascular health.

   

Schedule:

Tuesdays 7pm to 8pm

Thursdays 7pm to 8pm

Saturdays 10am to 11am

 

Venue: 82 Lorong 23 Geylang Road #02-02, Atrix,