Saturday, January 16, 2016

Open Door Jujitsu: Upcoming Classes

First of all, my dojo has a new name and a new web site. We are still conveniently located a short walk from El Cerrito BART, near the Central Avenue exit from 80/580, and close to San Pablo Avenue.

Second, we've got two special classes coming up:

Simple Balance Exercises Class

Saturday, February 6, 2016
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m
$20/student, no one turned away for lack of funds. Open to all.

A one-session class on easy exercises that you can do at home.

Women's Self-Defense Class 

Four Saturday afternoons
March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2016
~noon to 3 p.m. (might be 12:30 to 3:30)
$150/student. No one turned away for lack of funds. We are LGBT-welcoming.

Concerned about your personal safety? This 12-hour class reinforces your self-confidence and provides practice in self-protection techniques, including:
  • The foundations of self-protection: Alertness, awareness, & avoidance
  • Use of the voice; use of common objects as weapons
  • Basic strikes: hammer blow, heel of hand, elbow blows
  • Basic kicks: front, side, rear
  • Escapes from common attacks: chokes, bear hugs, hair pulls
  • Defending yourself on the ground or against a wall
  • How to deal with an attacker who has a weapon
  • Securing your home
  • Staying safe on the street, in your car, home, or workplace

To enroll, or for more information about either of these classes, email me at

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