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ON LINE PETITION (NYS should require self defense classes in all schools)...2nd self defense class
Release Date: July 28, 2015

SIGN THE ON LINE PETITION CALLING ON NYS TO MANDATE SELF DEFENSE CLASSES BE TAUGHT IN ALL SCHOOLS

  Emily Salwen, the student intern who organized the self defense seminars, has prepared an on line petition calling on NYS mandate that self defense classes be taught in grades k-12 as part of the physical education programs. Please sign!

 

https://www.change.org/p/nys-board-of-regents-nys-legislature-mandate-that-self-defense-classes-be-taught-to-ny-state-students-from-grades-k-12-as-part-of-the-physical-education-program?recruiter=350867580&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&rp_sharecordion_checklist=control

 

2ND SELF DEFENSE SEMINAR THIS SATURDAY AT AF VETERAN PARK FROM 1-3 PM…  MORE IN DEPTH INSTRUCTION..how to defend oneself against chokes and attacks from the ground…

Last Saturday, the Town of Greeburgh presented the first of a two part series of self-defense seminars held in the administration building of Anthony F. Veteran Park, Heatherdell Road, Ardsley. The next seminar will be held this coming Saturday August 1st from 1-3 pm in the same location. The seminars are geared towards women's sexual assault prevention, but are open to all residents 6 and up.

 

During Saturday's seminar, participants received self-defense training from Steve Sohn Krav Maga Muay Thai Fitness Training Center and listened to a presentation of safety tips from Officer Dandreano of the Greenburgh Police Department. The program brought together participants of various backgrounds, from college students to adults with an age range of 6 to 90. Last week's seminar was an overview of basic self-defense; participants were introduced to fundamental strikes like punches and palm heels and learned the proper techniques to defend against a choke or bear hug from multiple angles. Participants also learned some important fundamental principles of self-defense, such as to always address the immediate threat during an attack, and where on the body to hit for maximum impact.

 

Next week's seminar will review and build upon these skills. Instructors will be teaching several of the self-defense techniques introduced during last week's seminar in-depth, breaking them down step-by-step. Participants will learn to defend against a variety of chokes as well as attacks from the ground, and reviewing the outside blocks introduced during last week's class. Residents who missed the first seminar are encouraged to attend this weekend's class. To register, please email greenburghselfdefenseseminars@gmail.com with your name and age. Participants will be required to sign a waiver in order to participate. 

 

 

WATCH YOU TUBE VIDEO OF LAST WEEKS SEMINAR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4zB7wy9EtU

https://youtu.be/W4zB7wy9EtU

 

 

CBS RADIO STORY ON PROGRAM OFFERED BY TOWN OF GREENBURGH http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/07/19/greenburgh-self-defense-courses/

 

NEWS 12 STORY AND VIDEO OF LAST SATURDAY’S PRESENTATION..  http://westchester.news12.com/news/young-adults-take-self-defense-class-in-greenburgh-1.10676566

 

FIOS1 NEWS STORY AND VIDEO ABOUT OUR FIRST PRESENTATION  http://www.fios1news.com/lowerhudsonvalley/self-defense-for-students#.VbTYf2dRHIU

 

A special thank you to Emily Salwen for her hard work and leadership on this initiative. If school districts train young people how to protect themselves – lives will be saved and harm avoided.

PAUL FEINER

 

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