This class will cover the fundamentals of physical self-defense, while touching on its emotional and psychological elements. We will cover such topics as evasion, escape, blocking and striking, improvised weapons, awareness of the environment, and the use of the eyes and voice. Students should come prepared to move- wear comfortable clothing. Practice will be realistic but respectful. All questions and ideas are welcome.
Kevin practices and teaches traditional Japanese martial arts with the White River Budokan in White River Junction, and has recently added tai chi to his studies. He has been studying for 35 years. His bodywork practice at Open Door focuses on deep tissue massage, myofascial release, and personal training. He teaches advanced massage technique and body awareness classes at River Valley Community College and the Community College of Vermont.