Martial Arts Traditions, Personal Safety, Self-Defense, and Inner Energy [F-19-39]

Presenter: Frank Palumbo
Location: SUNY: Maxcy Dance Studio
Classes: 2 Sessions 1.0 hours
Dates: Mon 9:30 AM 10/14, 10/21
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Through the disciplines of the martial arts, participants will gain skills in recognizing and avoiding possibly risky situations. SOAR members will also gain knowledge of techniques that are both practical and effective in escaping, redirecting, and countering an aggressor’s actions. Traditional martial arts training improves confidence, character, focus, and inner peace. Topics to be presented: history, balance, ki (chi) energy, strikes and blocks, self-defense, and meditation techniques.

Frank Palumbo has studied and taught the martial arts for over forty years. As a teacher and coach of athletic programs throughout the North Country, Frank has worked with youth in K-12, university students and staff, and numerous professional and adult organizations. He has authored publications related to personal fitness and the histories and philosophies of the martial arts. Frank is a Master Instructor of American Kang Duk Won Karate programs. He directs lessons for youth and adults throughout St. Lawrence County.

NOTES: Wear loose fitting clothing.

Cap: 50



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