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tashabear
tashabear
boosting the signal
5 trips or shoot the rapids
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cvirtue From: cvirtue Date: February 27th, 2013 02:11 pm (UTC) (base camp)
How able do people have to be? I'm moderately fit, moderately fat, with really bad knees.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 27th, 2013 02:35 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Self-defense is about finding the techniques that work for you. I know that Kevin will work to your strengths and weaknesses; just let him know up front about any concerns or conditions.
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tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 27th, 2013 06:10 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I admit I don't know for sure if Kevin has plans for anti-bullying techniques or safety strategies, but it seems to me that he would; such a class would be incomplete without them. But at the end of the day, he is a big burly man, and many women feel more comfortable getting non-physical training in street strategies from a woman.
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tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 27th, 2013 06:27 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I think you're taking the absolute right approach, especially if Anna hasn't yet internalized the idea that protecting herself is a right and desirable thing to do. I don't know how close you are to Burlington these days, but when you're ready, Pence has a thriving youth program, and Kevin has decades of experience working with students of all sorts of abilities (IIRC, Anna has a small coordination disability?). He runs the school like a club, almost a family, rather than a for-profit business. At least one of the students in the adult class has been with him since he was seven or eight years old.
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tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 27th, 2013 06:35 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Well, we'll be here if you decide you need us. :-)
5 trips or shoot the rapids