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PRACTICAL SELF DEFENSE

Practical Self Defense

The techniques that will be taught are derived from Filipino Arnis, a centuries old martial art that combines elements of fencing, dance, karate, and jujitsu. It is a complete system of self defense that can also be practiced simply for its health benefits or to improve athletic performance. It can be practiced by anyone, young or old, regardless of overall physical condition. The classes will also address critical concepts such as situational awareness, the effects of fear and adrenaline, use of the breath, and emotional content.

The instructor for these classes is Carl Minkel, founder and chief instructor of Mt. Airy's Taekwondo - Arnis Academy. Mr. Minkel has over 40 years of martial arts experience as well as real world experience in actual encounters. He holds the rank of 6th degree black belt, World Taekwondo Federation and 4th degree black belt, International Modern Arnis Federation and is a Guild Certified Teacher of the Feldenkrais Method® of neuromuscular education.

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