On Saturday, February 23, 2002 at Monte Allen's Kenshikai Dojo in Brooklyn, an enthusiastic gathering of students and newcomers attended this special event to learn techniques for practical street self defense. Shihan Monte demonstrated escapes and counters against wrist holds, chokes, bear hugs, knives, guns and more. He fielded questions concerning each participant's fears or particular situations they wanted to see demonstrated. Each received useful techniques which they were able to try out against their training partners. A videotape of these and other techniques was given to all who participated. Thanks to Francine Burke for all of the photos of this event.