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    • Sunday, July 21, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 8
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     Class:     Girls' Self-Defense Workshop  (rising 9th/10th graders)

    Location: Presidio Letterman YMCA

                        1152 Gorgas Ave.

                         San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:      Sunday, July 21, 2019, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Price:     $225

    Bring:     Lunch/snack: sandwich, fruit & water

    Wear:     T-shirt, tennis shoes, sweat pants (no shorts, sandals or boots)

    Class size: Minimum 8 students, maximum 12.


    This workshop, taught by Katie Sasso, is  for 15-year-old girls (rising 9th/10th grade or similar maturity).  Parents are welcome and encouraged to return and watch the final 30 minutes of the workshop.  Parents will be provided with a parent handbook via email. 


    Enroll now by clicking the REGISTER button to the left.  

    We accept payment online via Paypal. Please contact us directly if you wish to pay by cash or check.


    Being a father of seven children (four of them Girls), I realize the safety concerns parents have for their children. Like many parents, I am tired of seeing young girls traumatized out of their innocence. I designed this workshop to help young girls have the awareness skills to avoid danger, the assertiveness skills to set boundaries and speak up when someone is testing the water to see if she is a victim, and the self-defense skills to stop someone from harming them.

    This workshop will not cause young girls to become paranoid, but rather to become objectively aware of the dangers that exist. The workshop will empower them with tested skills to handle, avoid, control, or stop threatening situations.  Thank you for allowing my team to work with your daughter ~ André

    Course outline:  Girl's Self Defense & Safety

    Katie Sasso is a self-defense instructor and 7th-degree black belt in the art of Kung Fu San Soo. She has been working with André Salvage and Associates for over 15 years, sharing her knowledge of Assault Prevention and Street Safety. She works with schools around California and teaches weekend seminars in San Francisco to children, teens, and adults that focus on learning how to be aware, assertive and physically stop someone from harming them. Katie believes in living from her True Nature and shares with others the importance of listening to our intuition. 

    Prior to working with André Salvage and Associates, Katie graduated from the University of Oregon where she played collegiate soccer. She continued her soccer career playing for Sacramento Storm. She currently lives in the Bay Area with her husband and children.

    For more information: team@andresalvage.com

    • Saturday, July 27, 2019
    • Saturday, August 03, 2019
    • Rancho la Puerta, Tecate, Baja California, Mexico

    We are excited to once again be part of  Family Week at Rancho la Puerta.  

    Laughter, learning and togetherness are the hallmarks of this amazing family week—hailed by everyone who’s been in recent years as one of the best family bonding experiences anywhere. You AND your children will also find plenty of time to discover new friends, try new adventures, and relish your independence.

    Our contribution to the week: 

    In a safe, fun environment, without instilling fear and with age appropriate information, André Salvage’s team will share vital tools necessary to prevent potential assaults. This is done with the knowledge of three important skills: the awareness to avoid dangerous situations, assertiveness skills to handle predatory behavior, and the hands-on training to stop someone from harming you.

    Descriptions of our teen, tween, and women's classes are below

    Teen Self Defense and Life Skills Class.
    Have you ever felt threatened or pressured to do something you really didn’t want to? Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to say something, but kept quiet? Have you found yourself in a situation where you didn’t feel safe or been hurt by someone you thought you could trust? If yes, or if you want to make sure you have the skills in case this does ever happen to you, take this class. You will learn how to protect yourself not only with words, but also physically. You will get a chance to practice powerful yet simple fighting techniques against a trained heavily padded attacker, and you will leave knowing you can protect yourself – guaranteed.

    Tweens Assertiveness and Safety Class.
    Have you ever been picked on or seen your friends getting harassed? Want to learn some quick skills to defend yourself? In this class, André Salvage will teach ways to speak up when you want to as well as use your hands and feet to stop anyone who might be trying to hurt you, whether an older person or someone your age. Here’s the fun part…you get to do this against someone who will be wearing heavy pads all over their body so you can practice slow, fast or hard. No one has the right to make you feel uncomfortable or harm you. If they do, you have the right to run away, say something or defend yourself—and this class will show you how.

    Assault Prevention Seminar for Women.
    There are three skills every woman should know in order to defend herself. The first is the awareness to see and recognize that a potential attack is about to occur, as well as having a safety plan to avoid dangerous situations. 

    Second, having the assertiveness skills to “bring up” and say something about inappropriate behavior to someone who is “testing the water” to see how far they can get with you.

    The third is having the skills to physically stop someone from harming you. These are easy to learn and will stay with you for the rest of your life.

    More information and reservations: 

    https://www.rancholapuerta.com/special-events/family-week/
    • Saturday, August 03, 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, August 24, 2019
    • 10:15 AM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 8
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    Children's Martial Arts & More (ages 8-12)

    Location: Presidio Letterman YMCA

                         1152 Gorgas Ave.

                         San Francisco, CA 94129

    When:    every Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. 

    Price:     $100 per month

    Wear:     T-shirt, tennis shoes, sweat pants (no sandals or boots)

     

    Enroll now by clicking the REGISTER button to the left.  

    We accept credit, debit and PayPal online via Paypal; please contact us directly if you prefer to pay by check/cash.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at team@andresalvage.com.


    Every Saturday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. I conduct a class for children from 8 to 12 years old at the Presidio studio. These classes are designed to not only teach your children to be physically safe, but also to share life tools that will help them with school and their relationship to others.


    Here are some of the skills they will learn:

    ·     Being unafraid of bullies

    ·     Knowing how to speak up if someone is making them feel uncomfortable

    ·     Disciplining/Controlling their bodies and behaviors

    ·     Meditation practices

    ·     Noncompetitive self-defense

    ·     Street safety

    ·     The Art of Listening

    ·     Interactive learning through martial arts drills, games and practices

    ·     Learning the art of Kung Fu San Soo


    If your child has ever participated in one of our one-day assault prevention classes, you know how effective our training can be. Every Saturday your child will learn skills which will keep him or her safe while also helping them in every aspect of life.


    Note: while course fee is monthly, students can begin enrollment any week.  For more information: team@andresalvage.com


    André Salvage has been teaching self-defense and assault and rape prevention in San Francisco, Marin, Los Angeles and throughout the United States for over thirty years.  André’s background, natural abilities, sensitivity and concern for the safety of his seven children have helped him create effective, easy-to-learn self-protection programs.   

    He works with people of all ages, from kindergartners to adults, on safety, assertiveness, sexual harassment, anti-bullying, and self-defense.

    • Sunday, August 04, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
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    Presidio Letterman YMCA

    1152 Gorgas Ave.

    San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:   Sunday, August 4, 2019

    Time:   10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Price:   $225

    Bring:   Light lunch/snack: sandwich, fruit & water

    Wear:   T-shirt, tennis shoes, sweat pants (no sandals or boots)

    Age:       16 years +; students <18 years require parent release form.  

    Enroll now by clicking  REGISTER.  We accept credit and debit payment online via Paypal; please contact us directly if you prefer to pay by cash or check.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at team@andresalvage.com.


    Workshop outlineWomen's Assault Prevention

    There are three skills every woman should know in order to defend herself. The first is the awareness to see and recognize that a potential attack is about to occur, as well as having a safety plan to avoid dangerous situations.

    Second is having the assertiveness skills to "bring up" and say something about inappropriate behavior to someone who is "testing the waters" to see how far they can get with you.

    The third is having the skills to physically stop someone from harming you. These are easy to learn and will stay with you for the rest of your life.

    If your daughter has taken this class, please consider taking it yourself.  Becoming a role model for confidence, assertive behavior, and the courage to stand up for yourself physically and emotionally  is one of the best ways to ensure your daughter does the same.

    André Salvage has been teaching self-defense and assault and rape prevention in Marin, San Francisco, and throughout the United States for over thirty years.  André’s background, natural abilities, sensitivity and concern for the safety of his seven children have helped him create effective, easy-to-learn self-protection programs.   

    He works with people of all ages, from kindergartners to adults, on safety, assertiveness, sexual harassment, anti-bullying, and self-defense.


    • Monday, August 26, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 5
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     Class:      Boys’ Assertiveness and Safety (5th grade)

    Location: Presidio Letterman YMCA

                        1152 Gorgas Ave.

                         San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:      Monday, August 26, 2019, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Price:     $225

    Bring:     Lunch/snack: sandwich, fruit & water

    Wear:     T-shirt, tennis shoes, sweat pants (no shorts, sandals or boots)


    This class is for rising 5th grade boysParents are asked to observe the class introduction (45-60 min) and will be provided with a parent handbook. Parents are also encouraged to return and watch the final 30 minutes of the workshop.


    Enroll now by clicking the REGISTER button to the left.  

    We accept credit and debit payments online via Paypal. Please contact us directly if you wish to pay by cash or check.


    Course outline: Boy's Self-Defense and De-escalation

    This class will be taught by Dorian Wiederholt Kassar,a long-time student of André Salvage who has been teaching within his program for the last three years, including weekend workshops on self-defense and lectures at schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and at Rancho la Puerto this July. A dynamic speaker, Dorian gives talks on a range of topics including street safety, assertiveness, consent, and the bubble.  He feels lucky to have learned the skills of awareness, assertiveness, and hands-on training, and hopes to share these gifts with as many people as possible.

    André Salvage has been teaching self-defense and assault and rape prevention in Marin, San Francisco, and throughout the United States for over thirty years.  André’s background, natural abilities, sensitivity and concern for the safety of his seven children have helped him create effective, easy-to-learn self-protection programs for people of all ages.   

    For more information: team@andresalvage.com

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