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If you don't see a class you want, with a minimum of 8 students we can schedule a custom workshop. 

Contact us at team@andresalvage.com with your request or for more information.

    • Saturday, April 04, 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, April 25, 2020
    • 10:15 AM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 6
    Register

    Children's Martial Arts & More (ages 8-12)

    Location: Presidio Letterman YMCA

                         1152 Gorgas Ave.

                         San Francisco, CA 94129

    When:    every Saturday, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.  (No classes until April 11 due to coronavirus).


    Price:     $100 per month

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


    Enroll now by clicking the REGISTER button to the left.  

    We accept credit, debit and PayPal online; 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.

    • Saturday, May 09, 2020
    • 10:45 AM - 3:45 PM
    • Petaluma, CA
    • 8
    Register

     Class:     Young Girls' Self-Defense Workshop

    Location: The Spring Hill School, 705  N. Webster St., Petaluma, CA

    Date:      Saturday, May 9, 2020, 10:45 am - 3:45 pm

    Price:       $240/ student

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


    This class, taught by Leekiesha Hoalst, is for 6th-8th grade girls and similar maturity (siblings welcome).   Parents are  encouraged to return and watch the final 30 minutes of the workshop. 

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


    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.

    Note from André

    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 letting my team work with your daughter. 

    Course outline:  Girl's Self Defense & Safety

    Leekiesha Hoalst is an instructor and 6th-degree black belt who started training in the art of Kung Fu San Soo at 15. She has been working with André Salvage and Associates for over 20 years, teaching Assault Prevention classes, including Awareness, Assertiveness and Self-Defense, to women, teens and children as well as facilitating De-escalation and Conflict Resolution learning with corporate, government and non-profit teams.  

    For more information: team@andresalvage.com

    • Saturday, May 16, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 12
    Register

     Class:     Girls' Self-Defense Workshop - 4th grade

    Location: Presidio Letterman YMCA

                        1152 Gorgas Ave.

                         San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:      Saturday, May 16, 2020, 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Price:       $225/ student

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


    This class, organized by a parent group, is for 4th grade girls.  Parents are welcome and   encouraged to return and watch the final 30 minutes of the workshop.  If you have any questions, please contact us at team@andresalvage.com.  


    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.

    Note from André

    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 letting my team work with your daughter. 

    Course outline:  Girl's Self Defense & Safety

    Leekiesha Hoalst is an instructor and 6th-degree black belt who started training in the art of Kung Fu San Soo at 15. She has been working with André Salvage and Associates for over 20 years, teaching Assault Prevention classes, including Awareness, Assertiveness and Self-Defense, to women, teens and children as well as facilitating De-escalation and Conflict Resolution learning with corporate, government and non-profit teams. 


    For more information: team@andresalvage.com
    • Sunday, May 31, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 9
    Register

     Class:     Girls' Self-Defense Workshop - 6th grade

    Location: Presidio Letterman YMCA

                        1152 Gorgas Ave.

                         San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:      Sunday, May 31, 2020, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Price:       $225/ student

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


    This class, organized by a parent group, is for 6th grade girls.  Parents are welcome and   encouraged to return and watch the final 30 minutes of the workshop.  If you have any questions, please contact us at team@andresalvage.com.  


    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.

    Note from André

    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 letting my team work with your daughter. 

    Course outline:  Girl's Self Defense & Safety

    Katie Sasso is a self-defense instructor and Master 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
    • Sunday, June 14, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 10
    Register

     Class:     Boys' Self-Defense and De-escalation 

    Location: Presidio Letterman YMCA

                        1152 Gorgas Ave.

                         San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:      Sunday, June 14, 2020, 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, taught by Ivan Sampson, is for  13-14 year old boysParents  will be provided with a parent handbook. Parents are also  welcome and 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

    Ivan Sampson is a  2nd-degree black belt in Kung Fu San Soo who also trains and competes in other fighting styles.  Ivan has been working with André Salvage and Associates since 2007, teaching self-defense and de-escalation to hundreds of young men on campus and in public workshops, assisting with Assault Prevention classes to women, teens and children, and facilitating De-escalation and Conflict Resolution learning with corporate, government and non-profit teams.  

    For more information: team@andresalvage.com

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