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    • Saturday, July 28, 2018
    • Friday, August 03, 2018
    • 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. Women’s  Self Defense classes are also scheduled.

    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 04, 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, August 25, 2018
    • 10:15 AM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 5
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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 payment 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 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, August 11, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA San Francisco
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    Presidio Letterman YMCA

    1152 Gorgas Ave.

    San Francisco, CA 94129


    Date:          Saturday, August 11, 2018

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

    Price:          $195

    Bring:         Light lunch: sandwich, fruit & water

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

     

    Enroll now by clicking the REGISTER button to the left.  We accept payment online via Paypal; please contact us directly at team@andresalvage.com if you prefer to pay by check or cash.

     

    College Bound Personal Safety

    To ensure your college experience is fun, exciting and safe, André Salvage and Associates has put together a class for young women about to go to college.

    With even more reported attacks occurring on college campuses, it is important, now more than ever, that young women learn the personal awareness skills to understand predatory behavior, and inform their own choices around drinking and parties. Most importantly, every young woman needs to know how to physically stop someone from harming them. There is no better class for young women to safely receive this information than this class.

    WORKSHOP OUTLINE

    Awareness

    • Trusting your intuition
    • Social pulls that are dangerous
    • Safety plan for parties
    • Safety on campus, dormitories, street, and parties
    • Drinking and drug choices
    • Recognizing dangerous situations without becoming paranoid

    Assertiveness

    • Educating people how to treat you
    • Knowing when and how to aggressively assert and to passively assert yourself.
    • Speaking up when something is wrong

    Self-Defense

    • Stopping someone from harming you
    • Preparing to defend yourself against someone you know
    • Standing and ground techniques
    • Self-defense against single attackers 

    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, August 18, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
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     Class:     Girls Self-Defense Workshop - rising 9th graders

    Location: Presidio Letterman YMCA

                        1152 Gorgas Ave.

                         San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:      Saturday, August 18, 2018, 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Price:     $195

    Bring:     Lunch/snack: sandwich, fruit & water

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


    This class is designed for girls entering the 9th grade. Parents will be provided with a parent handbook in advance of the class, and are welcome to contact André  with any questions. Parents are also welcome to return and watch the final 30 minutes of the workshop.


    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. 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
    • Sunday, September 09, 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 12
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    Presidio Letterman YMCA

    1152 Gorgas Ave.

    San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:   Sunday, September 9, 2018

    Time:   10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Price:   $195

    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 the REGISTER button to the left.  We accept payment online via Paypal; please contact us directly if you prefer to pay by 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.

    • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    • 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    • 6:30 PM (PST)
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 7
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    Teen Self-Defense, Life Skills,  & Self-Discovery 12 week course (ages 12-18)

    Presidio Letterman YMCA

    1152 Gorgas Ave.

    San Francisco, CA 94129

    Dates:  Wednesdays Sept. 19 to Dec. 19; no class Oct. 31 or Nov. 21

    Time:   5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    Price:   $350

    Enroll now by clicking the REGISTER button to the left.  We accept payment online via Paypal; please contact us directly if you prefer to pay by check.

    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, September 22, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 11
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     Class:     Young Girls Self-Defense Workshop - 5th/6th grade

    Location: Presidio Letterman YMCA

                        1152 Gorgas Ave.

                         San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:    Saturday, September 22, 2018, 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Price:     $195

    Bring:     Lunch/snack: sandwich, fruit & water

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


    This class is designed for rising 6th grade girls. Parents are welcome to observe the class introduction (30-45 min) and will be provided with a parent handbook. Parents are also welcome to return and watch the final 30 minutes of the workshop.


    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. 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, October 13, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 11
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     Class:     Girls Self-Defense Level 2 - Weapons

    Location: Presidio Letterman YMCA

                        1152 Gorgas Ave.

                         San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:      Saturday, October 13, 2018, 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    Price:     $195

    Bring:     Lunch/snack: sandwich, fruit & water

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


    This is a Level 2 workshop and prior workshop or class experience is mandatory. The target audience for this workshop is 12, 13 and 14 year-old girls who have attended a workshop or course with us this year.  Parents are welcome to return and watch the final 30 minutes of the workshop.

    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 this class, we will explore and learn the necessary skills to avoid, assert, and defend against knives, guns, and multiple attackers.

    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.


    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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