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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education


Intro to Kempo Kickboxing


with Gilbert (Gil) Doughty

Calendar Feb 9, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn the basics of American kickboxing, a full-body strengthening martial art with origins in Far East Asia designed for any age, body type or skill level. Movements include punching, kicking, deflections and evasions, and incorporating well-distributed balance and energy-efficient techniques. Wear sneakers and comfortable athletic clothing. Bring a yoga mat for stretching, if desired. Proof of registration required.

Sensei Gil Doughty began practicing martial arts in the 70s. He has trained with Maine Karate Association founder Sensei Reggie Groff, Master Seung Ook Choi of Choi's Kickboxing and Tae Kwon Do, and Sensei Bruce Cross & Master Steve DeMasco of Villari's Shaolin Kempo.

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Yin Yoga


with Jessica L Barker

Calendar Mar 1, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This slow-paced, meditative practice holds poses for 3 to 5 minutes while focusing on relaxing the muscles and stretching parts of the body rich in connective tissue. Postures may be held in seated or lying down positions.

This calming and balancing practice supports joint flexibility, reduces stress and increases energy. No experience necessary.

Required: Proof of registration. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing; bring a yoga mat, yoga blocks, a bolster (couch pillows work), and a blanket.

Jessy Barker is a 500-hour Certified Yoga Instructor with years of experience teaching several movement modalities. Her concentration is in meditative Belly Dance, Yin, Hatha and Chair yoga. She is also a certified meditation teacher through ShivaShakti school of Yoga and Healing Arts.

Full Course

Tai Chi Level II


with Mark Gerardi

Calendar Mar 6, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Strengthen and deepen your Tai Chi practice by expanding your basic exercises while putting moves together to create a form.

In addition, some meditation practices may be included as an aid to further relaxation, stress reduction and pain management. Wear loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes.

NOTE: Time changed from original schedule due to facility scheduling conflicts (was 6:15-7:30 PM).

Proof of registration required.

Prerequisite:Tai Chi Level I.

Note: Due to schedlule change in Tai Chi I (snow day), start/end dates o this class have also changed (was 2/27-3/27).

Mark Gerardi has been studying and teaching martial arts for 25 years and a member of the National Qigong Association. He is a powerful energy healer with formal education in Shiatsu, Herbalism, EFT, KCR and Reiki.

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