|Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on February 24, 2011 at 11:50 AM|
On Wednesday, February 23rd, a group of girl scouts from Troup 4102 in Mesa learn a little about Self-Defense. The 2-hour clinic focused on simple blocking and strikes along with a variety of escapes designed to teach them how to react if attacked by an adult.
On the following week, the scouts spent another 2 hours learning the art of modern Kobudo (martial Arts weapons). Here the girl scouts were taught how to use pens, pencils, Ipads, computers, back packs, magazines and their school backpacks as weapons of self-defense.
The Girls were surprised that such common tools could be used as weapons. They all indicated that they would never be able to look at their school books in the same manner again.
Grandmaster Hausel, their instructor, has taught dozens of self-defense classes and clinics over the past 4 decades to groups as diversified as religious groups including priests to military groups to sororities to other martial arts school owners.