A basic introtduction to karate, self defense and fitness. This class is for the woman looking for something a little different than a general fitness class. The goal of this class is to develope a life skill, through learning basic karate techniques; the fitness part is a fringe benefit.
Teacher: Sensei Nancy Berreth 4th dan
You've seen it in movies: A girl walks through an isolated parking garage. Suddenly, an evil-looking guy jumps out from behind an SUV. Girl jabs bad guy in the eyes with her keys — or maybe she kicks him in a certain sensitive place. Either way, while he's squirming, she leaps into her car and speeds to safety.
That's the movies. Here's the real-life action replay: When the girl goes to jab or kick the guy, he knows what's coming and grabs her arm (or leg), pulling her off balance. Enraged by her attempt to fight back, he flips her onto the ground. Now she's in a bad place to defend herself — and she can't run away.
Many people think of self-defense as a karate kick to the groin or jab in the eyes of an attacker. But self-defense actually means doing everything possible to avoid fighting someone who threatens or attacks you. Self-defense is all about using your smarts — not your fists.
12 week program
Starts September 11th 2018
9:00am to 10:00am