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
2013 Self-Defense Training
SELF-DEFENSE and AWARENESS
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.