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San Ramon: Teenagers invited to introductory self-defense class

All-American Black Belt Academy instructors to teach methods of defense

For parents in the San Ramon Valley interested in having their kids learn some self defense techniques and gain some confidence in the process, the city of San Ramon is promoting a middle school self defense class by the All-American Black Belt Academy.

A two-hour self-defense course designed by master instructor Carl Hultin, on Oct. 12, middle and high school aged kids will develop power and confidence by practicing easy to learn self-defense techniques such as basic punching, kicking and blocking techniques combined with elbow and knee strikes.

“Our instructors will simulate various types of attacks so the students will know how to react to them,” All-American Black Belt Academy staff wrote on the city’s website. “We hope to help the students overcome any fears they may encounter during a self-defense situation.”

During the co-ed class participating students will also practice moves on kickbacks and learn specific joint locks to break free from any attacker.

The class is scheduled to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 12, at the All-American Black Belt Academy studio, 21001 San Ramon Valley Blvd. unit #A7, San Ramon. Participation costs $35 for residents of San Ramon and $43.75 for nonresidents. Space is limited so residents are encouraged to register sooner rather than later.

Interested individuals can sign up via the San Ramon Parks and Community Services webpage, using activity code 4703. Learn more by calling the academy at 829-4265.

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