Original publication: November 2020.

Our goals include getting in better shape, improve reflexes, learn self-defense (and offense) skills, and really just get better at fighting should we find ourselves in a situation where we can not avoid engaging in violence.

Next sessions:

– Fri Sept 17 @ 10:30am.
– Sun Sept 19 @ 10am.

– Tuesday or Wednesday – Sept 21/22 who would come?

We prioritize safety

The activities we train will safely increase confidence, healthy aggression, and reverse the “sissification” you may be experiencing (I did) in your strength, and drive. That said, there are never guarantees of not getting injured.

Finally, the instructor has over 20 years of martial arts training, with the attitude of a nurturer and perpetual student.

What exercises do we do?

Basic and easy to do punches, kicks, and other strikes based on Shoto-kan karate, Shaolin Kung Fu, and Jeet Kun Do. We do some short form (kata) work and many drills. We spar with mouth pieces and bag gloves at the minimum. Other protective gear you are welcome to wear include shin guards, groin protection, head protection, etc.

Right now, the students are mostly beginners. We take it easy on each other while sparring. We focus on relaxation and breathing. For now, we mostly save intensity for the drills.

That said, people who want to mix it up harder are welcome to stay late and/or come to different days. 

What exercises do we do?

Basic and easy to do punches, kicks, and other strikes based on Shoto-kan karate, Shaolin Kung Fu, and Jeet Kun Do. We do some short form (kata) work and many drills. We spar with mouth pieces and bag gloves at the minimum. Other protective gear you are welcome to wear include shin guards, groin protection, head protection, etc.

Right now, the students are mostly beginners. We take it easy on each other while sparring. We focus on relaxation and breathing. For now, we mostly save intensity for the drills.

That said, people who want to mix it up harder are welcome to stay late and/or come to different days. 

What exercises do we do?

Basic and easy to do punches, kicks, and other strikes based on Shoto-kan karate, Shaolin Kung Fu, and Jeet Kun Do. We do some short form (kata) work and many drills. We spar with mouth pieces and bag gloves at the minimum. Other protective gear you are welcome to wear include shin guards, groin protection, head protection, etc.

Right now, the students are mostly beginners. We take it easy on each other while sparring. We focus on relaxation and breathing. For now, we mostly save intensity for the drills.

That said, people who want to mix it up harder are welcome to stay late and/or come to different days. 

What is coming?

I want to add in tactical and strategic study and training. In this area I consider myself “good but not expert,” curious, and having natural ability. Constantly researching and using various tools for the self-training but want to expand into doing more practice with others eager to improve our ability to think fast in stressful situations and make smart decisions about where and when we take which actions.

I may even get over my distaste for ground work and invite someone more experienced in that form of fighting to train us in that.

Oh and I am actively reaching out to various practitioners of other related skills, as well as past fellow teachers, especially ones who know more than I do.

 

What will it cost?

I want this to be accessible to as many freedom-loving people as possible! So – for now – it’s a “pay what you want” model. No expectation – for now – of receiving any money. I keep saying “for now” because the groups could get large, I can’t always guarantee always having a really nice back yard deck, etc.

How do I join?

Send an email through the contact form on this site or even better, find me on Telegram.

Share what your availability is and we will see if you can fit into one of the current “class” days/times or if there is space on my calendar to set up another day. I’d love to do this seve days a week! 

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