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Animal Movement Kempo

$59

with Gilbert (Gil) Doughty

Calendar Oct 25, 2022 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Dragons, Tigers and Snakes? Oh my!

Unleash your inner animal in this powerful defensive movement class designed for any age, body type, or skill level. Using techniques from various Martial Arts traditions, learn the basic animal styles of Kempo, an unarmed fighting art with Chinese origins. This self-defense practice includes punches, thrust kicks, powerful blocks and stances, incorporating well-distributed balance and energy-efficient moves to mimic jungle and mythical animals.

Required: Proof of registration. Wear sneakers and comfortable clothes. Optional: Bring a yoga mat for pre-class stretching.

Sensei Gil Doughty has been actively practicing martial arts since the 70s and has been teaching for seven years. 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.

Tai Chi Level II

$65

with Mark Gerardi

Calendar Oct 31, 2022 at 6:15 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. Some meditation practices may be included as an aid to further relaxation, stress reduction and pain management. Wear loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes.

Required: Proof of registration, Tai Chi Level I.

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

Chi Kung Level II

$65

with Mark Gerardi

Calendar Nov 9, 2022 at 6:15 pm, runs for 5 weeks

As a follow-up to Chi Kung I, explore other aspects and forms and the how-to's of the healing experience of this art. Experience in Chi Kung is helpful but not required. Wear loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes. No class 11/23. Proof of registration required.

Note: Date changed from original schedule (was 10/26-12/7).

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

Cardio, Strength & Stretch

$59

with Paula Truman

Calendar Nov 15, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Start by warming up the body and getting your heart rate up safely with sport & kickboxing combinations. Each session will focus on different muscle groups, adding on core training and finishing with a relaxing cool down. Have fun and feel great!

Required: Proof of registration. Workout gear, water and a set of hand weights anywhere from 5-15 lbs.

Paula Truman, AAAI/ISMA Personal Fitness Instructor, Certified SPINNING and SilverSneaker instructor, has taught for many years and works with all fitness levels, from beginners to seasoned athletes.

 





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