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If you don't see a class you want, we can schedule a custom workshop for 8-12 students. 

Note: During the pandemic, self-defense classes will be held outdoors for a max of 8 students. 

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    • Saturday, July 24, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Saturday, August 07, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Presidio, San Francisco (outdoors)
    • 0
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    Years ago, I asked each of my children what information they needed to enter and manage high school. Their answers were all consistent—Sex, Drugs, Reputation, and Bullies.

    Now that I have grandchildren, I ask them the same questions, and the answers are the exact same—How do I deal with the pressures of sex, drugs, fitting in, and the people who try to manipulate, make fun of, or bully me?

    Many of my students are now entering into their freshman year of high school and they will have to face and manage each of these real-life issues.

    I have put together a three-session program for those identifying as young men and entering high school to discuss these issues in a way that the school does not address… truthfully, with real-life answers and ways to face these fears and find the courage to make healthy decisions and still have a reputation that doesn’t label them as weak or be passively rejected.

    Most of you know me or the work that André Salvage and Associates has done over the years with young men and women. I think we all know that these skills are important, and I appreciate you trusting me with your son on how this information will be delivered.

    However, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime to discuss the curriculum or any information that I need to make sure your son gets the full benefit of this class. 

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    Location details will be included with registration confirmation.

    ~André Salvage

    • Saturday, July 31, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Saturday, August 07, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 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, our 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. 

    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. . 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:
    • Monday, September 06, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Haypress Campground, Tennessee Valley, Mill Valley

    Meet André Salvage Monday, September 6 @ Noon at the Tennessee Valley Parking Area for a workout, picnic and games.  Online RSVP required for this free event so we can send you  updates and a parking pass, and get a headcount.

    We will meet at the Tennessee Valley Trail head parking lot at 12:00 Noon and hike 0.8 mile to the site. Please be sure to pack food (lunch & snacks) and water.  Water must be packed in, and trash must be packed out. 

    Unfortunately, pets are prohibited both on the trail and at the site, except trained guide and service animals.

    There is generally no cellphone service at the campground or at the Tennessee Valley Trail Head parking lot.

    As we near the date, you will receive additional information.

    Carpooling encouraged; there are also biking and hiking trails to the location.

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