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    • Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    • 5:30 PM (PST)
    • Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    • 6:30 PM (PST)
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA 1152 Gorgas Ave. San Francisco
    • 7
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    Teen Self-Defense, Life Skills, Wilderness Adventure & Self-Discovery 12 week course (ages 12-18)

    Presidio Letterman YMCA

    1152 Gorgas Ave.

    San Francisco, CA 94129

    Dates:  Wednesdays, Nov. 29 - Feb. 21 (No class Dec. 27)

    Time:   5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    Price:   $350


    You can register for this class online, by email, or by phone.

    Online by clicking the REGISTER button to the left.

    Email: team@andresalvage.com

    Please include your name and contact telephone number and mail your check payable to:

       André Salvage   

       P.O. Box 11291

       San Rafael, CA 94912


    Teen Self-Defense, Life Skills, Wilderness Adventure and Self-Discovery  (Ages 12-18)

    Course Outline: Teen Martial Arts & More

    Being a father of seven children and working with children for over 35 years, I am aware of the issues that stop teens from finding and reaching their most empowered potential. I have designed this extended course to share with teens and parents the physical, emotional and social tools to move through these issues from their True Nature, and not from the fear-based parts of themselves. The confidence gained from knowing how to defend themselves, learning real-life skills that give the practical information to deal with life problems, cultivating a respectful relationship to nature, and strengthening their relationship to themselves will help them lead a safer, healthier, happier, loving and successful life.

    Students enrolled in this class will also be able to attend Saturday classes (10:30 am - Noon).

    Sincerely,

    André Salvage

    CEO/Executive Director

    André Salvage and Associates


    • Saturday, December 02, 2017
    • 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, December 30, 2017
    • 10:15 AM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 10
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    Children's Martial Arts & More (ages 9-12)

    Location: Presidio Letterman YMCA

                         1152 Gorgas Ave.

                         San Francisco, CA 94129

    When:    every Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. No class Dec. 23 or 30.

    Price:     $100 per month

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

     

    We accept payment online via Paypal or you can mail your check payable to:

      André Salvage  

      P.O. Box 11291

      San Rafael, CA 94912

    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 9 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 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.

    • Saturday, December 09, 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
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    Presidio Letterman YMCA

    1152 Gorgas Ave.

    San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:   Saturday, December 9, 2017

    Time:   12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Price:   $195

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

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

       

    We accept payment online via Paypal or you can mail your check payable to:

      André Salvage  

      P.O. Box 11291

      San Rafael, CA 94912

    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.

    • Sunday, December 10, 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
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    Class:     Girls Self-Defense Workshop - 9th graders

    Location: Presidio Letterman YMCA

                     1152 Gorgas Ave.

                      San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:    Sunday, December 10, 2017, 10:30 am - 3 pm

    Price:     $195

    Bring:     Lunch/snack: sandwich, fruit & water

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


    The target age for this class is 9th grade girls, any girl in that age range is welcome to enroll.  This workshop includes a 45 minute breakout session for all parents at the beginning of class, after introductions.


    We accept payment online via Paypal or you can mail your check payable to:

      André Salvage  

      P.O. Box 11291

      San Rafael, CA 94912

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


    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. This workshop is designed 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.  

    Course outline:  Girl's Self Defense & Safety

    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.

    For more information: team@andresalvage.com
    • Saturday, January 13, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA 1152 Gorgas Ave. San Francisco
    • 11
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    Presidio Letterman YMCA

    1152 Gorgas Ave.

    San Francisco, CA 94129

      

    Date:          Saturday, January 13, 2018

    Time:          12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Price:          $195

    Bring:         Light lunch: sandwich, fruit & water

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

       

    Enroll now by clicking the REGISTER button to the left.  

    We accept payment online via Paypal or you can mail your check payable to:

      André Salvage  

      P.O. Box 11291

      San Rafael, CA 94912

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


    SEMINAR OVERVIEW:

    This is a follow-up course to the Beginning Women’s Assault Prevention Class. Once you know how to stop an unarmed assailant, the next step is to have the awareness of what to do to stop someone with a weapon or how to stop multiple attackers. In the advanced class, we will explore and learn the necessary skills to avoid, assert, and defend against knives, guns, and multiple attackers.

    SEMINAR OUTLINE:

    Awareness

    • Listening to your intuition
    • Understanding why predators use weapons
    • Removing the social and personal fears of knives and guns
    • This is not the movies

    Assertiveness

    • Not being taken to a second crime scene
    • De-escalating techniques
    • Body language when a weapon is pointing at you
    • Bringing your opponent closer to you… this is where you want them 

    Self‑Defense

    • Relaxing and exploding
    • Fighting the person not the weapon
    • Disarming to go to a vital area
    • Defense against multiple attackers (so many vital areas)

    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.

    • Sunday, January 21, 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 7
    Register

    Class:     Girls Self-Defense Workshop - 6th graders

    Location: Presidio Letterman YMCA

                     1152 Gorgas Ave.

                      San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:    Sunday, January 21, 2018, 10:30 am - 3 pm

    Price:     $195

    Bring:     Lunch/snack: sandwich, fruit & water

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


    The target age for this class is 6th grade girls, any girl in that age range is welcome to enroll.  This workshop includes a 45 minute breakout session for all parents at the beginning of class, after introductions.


    Enroll now by clicking the REGISTER button to the left.  

    We accept payment online via Paypal or you can mail your check payable to:

      André Salvage  

      P.O. Box 11291

      San Rafael, CA 94912

    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. This workshop is designed 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.  

    Course outline:  Girl's Self Defense & Safety

    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.

    For more information: team@andresalvage.com
    • Saturday, February 10, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 12
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    Class:     Boys Self-Defense Workshop - 6th graders

    Location: Presidio Letterman YMCA

                     1152 Gorgas Ave.

                      San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:    Saturday,  February 10, 2018, 12:30 pm - 5 pm

    Price:     $195

    Bring:     Lunch/snack: sandwich, fruit & water

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


    The target age for this class is 6th grade boys, boys in that age range are welcome to enroll.  This workshop includes a 45 minute breakout session for all parents at the beginning of class, after introductions.


    Enroll now by clicking the REGISTER button to the left.  We accept payment online via Paypal or you can mail your check payable to:

      André Salvage  

      P.O. Box 11291

      San Rafael, CA 94912

    Boys Self-Defense and De-escalation

    Bullying is still a big problem in schools. Sometimes it is physical bullying, and other times it is emotional bullying. There is a moment when making fun of each other, pointing out each other’s differences, and challenging each other turns into a painful experience that causes young men to act out in many inappropriate ways. 

    There’s a good chance that on some level, your son has been bullied or, even worse, bullied someone else. This workshop will help 11 to 12 year old boys successfully navigate the challenges they may face in higher grades.

    Course Outline: Boy's Assertiveness & Safety 


    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.

    For more information: team@andresalvage.com

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