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    • Saturday, September 07, 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, September 28, 2019
    • 10:15 AM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 8
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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. 

    NOTE: Sept. 14 Is the Belt Ceremony at 10 am. Students are asked to arrive at the normal class time of 9:30 am.

    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 credit, debit and PayPal 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 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.

    • Monday, September 16, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA

    Sharing Wisdom through the Art of Storytelling: 


    Manifesting Your Dreams: A How-To Discussion

    Date:         Monday, September 16th, 2019

    Time:         7:30 pm to 8:15 pm

    Location:   

                          Presidio Letterman YMCA 

                          1152 Gorgas Ave. 

                          San Francisco, CA 94129

    Sponsored by: André Salvage and Associates and Kung Fu San Soo.

    Many leaders, from Deepak to Osho to Oprah, refer to “manifesting” your goals, dreams, and desires. But what does manifesting really mean? And how do you actually do it?

    Master Sally Carlile will discuss her journey to becoming a master manifester and what she learned along the way regarding the importance of integrity, courage, and purpose.

    See the Wisdom Keeper page for more information.

    If you have any questions, please email team@andresalvage.com.


    • Sunday, September 22, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 6
    Register

    Presidio Letterman YMCA

    1152 Gorgas Ave.

    San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:   Sunday, September 22, 2019

    Time:   10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Price:   $225

    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  REGISTER.  We accept credit and debit payment online via Paypal; please contact us directly if you prefer to pay by cash or check.

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


    If you've taken our Beginning  Women's or College Bound workshops, you are ready for this 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.

    Workshop 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!)
    • Saturday, September 28, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA

    Sharing Wisdom through the Art of Storytelling: 


    Truth Has More Than One Story


    Date:         Saturday, September 28th, 2019

    Time:         11:30 am to 12:15 pm

    Location:   

                          Presidio Letterman YMCA 

                          1152 Gorgas Ave. 

                          San Francisco, CA 94129

    Sponsored by: André Salvage and Associates and Kung Fu San Soo.

    "Truth has more than one story."  This is a statement that Karen Keese, new black belt, has found beneficial in several aspects of her life, from career choice to connection to travelling to Kung Fu.  Karen will share her understanding of this truth she has discovered.

    See the Wisdom Keeper page for more information.

    If you have any questions, please email team@andresalvage.com.


    • Sunday, September 29, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Petaluma, CA
    • 2
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     Class:     Young Girls' Self-Defense Workshop

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

    Date:      Sunday, September 29, 2019, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Price:       $225/ student

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


    This class, taught by Leekiesha Hoalst, is for 10-11 year old girls and similar maturity.   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

    • Sunday, October 13, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 6
    Register

     Class:     Girls' Self-Defense Workshop - 9th grade

    Location: Presidio Letterman YMCA

                        1152 Gorgas Ave.

                         San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:      Sunday, October 13, 2019, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Price:       $225/ student

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


    This class, taught by Katie Sasso, is for 9th grade girls (14 year olds  and similar maturity).   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

    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.

    For more information: team@andresalvage.com
    • Monday, October 21, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA

    Sharing Wisdom through the Art of Storytelling: 


    The Unfiltered Truth

    Date:        Monday, October 21, 2019

    Time:         7:30 - 8:15 pm

    Location:   

                          Presidio Letterman YMCA 

                          1152 Gorgas Ave. 

                          San Francisco, CA 94129

    Sponsored by: André Salvage and Associates and Kung Fu San Soo.

    There are Divine gifts that mesh well with the social constructs of our society. Healers are acceptable, even revered. But what if your gift is not appreciated—like the gift of Unfiltered Truth. In a world that would prefer you lie, this gift can be challenging.


    Leekiesha Hoalst will share her journey with this gift and some of the tools she has gathered to help take care of herself in spite of and in light of this gift/curse.


    See the Wisdom Keeper page for more information.

    If you have any questions, please email team@andresalvage.com.


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