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Girls' Self-Defense Workshop (rising 9th/10th graders)

  • Sunday, July 21, 2019
  • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Presidio Letterman YMCA
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  • Registration fees are refundable through July 7. Substitutions are welcome anytime.

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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.

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