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    • 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.


    • Monday, October 28, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA

    Sharing Wisdom through the Art of Storytelling: 


    There is such a thing as Too Much Help

    Date:        Monday, October 28, 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.

    Helping those who need help is an honorable thing to do.  We all know the saying, “You can never be too helpful.”  Ryan Wood, one of the many young people who have the rank of Black Belt but will not get certified until he is 18, has come to realize this is not always the case. There comes a time when your help becomes a detriment. Ryan will share his experience with this fine balance of knowing when and how to help and knowing when your help is harmful.

    See the Wisdom Keeper page for more information.

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


    • Saturday, November 02, 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, November 23, 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. 


    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.

    • Saturday, November 09, 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 4
    Register

     Class:     Girls' Self-Defense Workshop - 9th/10th grade

    Location: Presidio Letterman YMCA

                        1152 Gorgas Ave.

                         San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:      Saturday, November 9, 2019, 12:30 pm - 5:30 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 and 10th grade girls.  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 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, November 17, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA
    • 2
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    Presidio Letterman YMCA

    1152 Gorgas Ave.

    San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:   Sunday, November 17, 2019

    Time:   12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Price:   $225

    Bring:   Light lunch/snack: sandwich, fruit & water

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

    Age:       16 -99 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.

    This class will be led by Katie Sasso.  Enrollment in this workshop includes one free martial arts class.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.

    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.

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