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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. 

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    • Saturday, June 06, 2020
    • 9:30 AM (PDT)
    • Saturday, June 27, 2020
    • 10:15 AM (PDT)
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 7

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

    Location: Presidio Letterman YMCA

                         1152 Gorgas Ave.

                         San Francisco, CA 94129

    Classes are being held live on-line during the stay-at-home period. After registration, you will be added to the email list for Zoom links.

    When:    every Saturday, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.  

    Price:     $100 per month (see below for options)

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

    Enroll now by clicking the REGISTER button.  

    Note: If you are able to continue to pay your child's monthly studio fees, thank you.  If that is not possible, any amount that you can contribute without hardship will be received with gratitude. 

    Payments can be made by Venmo, Paypal or credit/debit card when registering or on our Contributions web page. 

    If you have any questions, please contact us at

    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:

    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.

    • Sunday, June 14, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM (PDT)
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 10

     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:



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