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Two Great Events this September at FightClub!September 9, 2018
Punch It Systema Strikes Seminar
Part 3 of FightClub Seminar Series for 2018
Youth on Saturday, September 22nd from 1-3pm
Adults on Sunday, September 23rd from 12-4pm
There are a few spots available … email if your interested firstname.lastname@example.org
The goal of a strike is to apply a direction of force onto someone and have minimal force or ‘recoil’ coming back into you. Consider a strike as a movement, just like walking or running, albeit more calculated, at its core, it is still just a movement. A strike should not compromise your own movements and abilities. It should be performed in a relaxed manner. Tension will ultimately rob power and mobility. This is especially true for the shoulder and hip area. Think of a baseball pitcher throwing a ball or a golfer swinging a club. They are completely relaxed as they go through their movements. It is one true way to achieve maximum force. By remaining relaxed and you will also find that your reactions will be much quicker and power much greater. This event will give you greater insight into how to develop powerful strikes.
Anti-Bullying Education Workshop
Saturday, September 15th at 1pm-2:30 pm Donation Based – Proceeds going to Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital). Open to all FightClub youth students, their brothers, sisters, and friends too!
Bullying is defined as unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. Kids who bully use their power – such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity – to control or harm others. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally and purposely excluding someone from a group. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may experience serious, lasting problems.
FightClub approaches anti-bullying head-on by using principles of redirection and straightforward assertiveness. Students are taught to manage situations without the use of violence first, learning ways to assess threats, redirect verbal assaults and mobilize the audience, which is a critical factor in empowering the bully.
In a nutshell, I want to teach your kids how to deal with a ‘bad guy’ without becoming a ‘bad guys’ themselves. I want them to find power and confidence in what it means to be good. If you facing these challenges with your kids please bring them by FightClub for a few classes and see what Systema Training at FC can do for them first hand.