It is the mission of the Waldo County YMCA to promote the physical, mental, social, and spiritual development of Waldo County children and families.
Waldo County YMCA
We will be closed in observance of Memorial Day Weekend on May 26 & 27
2013 Self-Defense Training
Join Mr. Jim Gallegos, 2nd Degree Black Belt, in a class that not only focuses how to keep an assailant away from you, but when an assailant grabs you how to free yourself. This is not a wrestling class and although students will be taught ground techniques, grappling with an assailant will not play a significant part of the class content.
Class will begin with muscle warm-ups followed by cardiovascular exercise. Posturing and executing self-defense techniques will be shown and performed.
Wear loose fitting clothing. Proper footwear is optional. Partners are encouraged to come and learn together, but individuals will also be partnered-up.
Although basic muscle strength is needed, the techniques performed will be directed to a person’s joints for the purpose of getting free from another person’s grasp, and not throwing an assailant to the ground.
Weapons may be discussed, but self-defense against an armed assailant
will not be included in this class.