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					SELF-DEFENSE INSTRUCTORS’
CONFERENCE AND SPECIAL TRAINING
JULY 20 -24, 2011
THE COLLEGE AT BROCKPORT
BROCKPORT, NY
                                                                                                                         WELCOME FROM THE NWMAF BOARD



                                                                                                             Welcome to SDIC-ST 2011!

Table of Contents                                                                                            This year marks the 35th Annual Special Training and the first year
                                                                                                             that the Self-Defense Instructors’ Conference has run concurrently
                                                                                                             with Special Training for a full 3-day program. Did you come this year
Welcome Message from the NWMAF Board .......................................1
                                                                                                             for martial arts? Did you come to expand your self-defense teaching
Welcome Message from the SDLC .....................................................2
                                                                                                             skills? Did you come to do both!? You have many opportunities this
                                                                                                             weekend to feed your passions and chances to explore the passions
General Information .............................................................................4           of other women and girls who came this year.
Highlighted Classes and Room Locations ...........................................5
                                                                                                             The purpose of ST and SDIC is to allow us to feed our passions.
First Aid ...............................................................................................6
                                                                                                             To grow, share, explore, connect, reconnect, and recharge for the
Camp Mediation and Purple Ribbon Sisters .......................................7
                                                                                                             coming year. Connect with old friends and find out how their
Meetings ..............................................................................................8     passions have changed since you last talked. Reach out to new
Special Activities..................................................................................9        friends to share your passions and learn theirs.
Young Martial Artists Program ...........................................................10
                                                                                                             Camp is like jazz: our history gives us a foundation to build on, a
NWMAF Board of Directors ...............................................................12
                                                                                                             chord progression, but the melody is not written, and each year
Self-Defense Leadership Committee .................................................14                        develops its own unique song, never to be exactly repeated again.
Quad-A-Thon Challenge....................................................................16                  We encourage you to listen for and feel the unique harmony that
                                                                                                             develops during SDIC-ST 2011.
Conference Schedule ........................................................................18
                                                                                                             Latonia Early, Chair
Trainers & Presenters ........................................................................26
                                                                                                             Annette Baker, Treasurer
Class Descriptions .............................................................................56
                                                                                                             April R Miller, Secretary
                                                                                                             Anne Kuzminsky, Member-at-Large for Self-Defense
Attendees ..........................................................................................86       Teddie Linder, Member-at-Large for Member Relations
Special Thanks ..................................................................................88
About the NWMAF Logo...........................................Inside Back Cover




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    WELCOME FROM THE SELF-DEFENSE LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE



    Welcome to the 2011 Self-Defense Instructors’ Conference!

    We, on the Self-Defense Leadership Committee, exercised our
    Many Passions and Harmony of Purpose as we put together this
    year’s program.

    The SDIC Early Program runs Wednesday–Thursday and remains
    our traditional time to gather, network, learn new skills, renew,
    reinvigorate, welcome new and returning members, and honor what
    we do. New this year is the scheduling of SDIC to run side-by-side
    with Special Training, giving us more time to continue the work




                                                                                                                                        CAMP INFORMATION
    started in the Early Program!

    We invited skilled and generous teachers from many disciplines to            CAMP
    share their knowledge and insights at SDIC 2011. We are grateful to
    them for accepting our invitation and look forward to their teachings.
                                                                             INFORMATION
    We encourage you to experience the SDIC fully as you honor one
    another with your attention, respect, and curiosity. We commend
    your commitment to continued education and growth in service
    of being the very best self-defense instructor you can be. We are
    always in awe of your dedication to this work.

    As a new committee of NWMAF, we must thank the many women
    who offered advice, assistance and inspiration along the way.
    We also thank our liaison to the Board, Director-at-Large for
    Self-Defense, Anne Kuzminsky.

    Diane Long
    Shirley Phelps
    Kate Webster
    Joy Williamson
    Joyce Mende Wong




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                              GENERAL INFORMATION                                                     HIGHLIGHTED CLASSES AT SDIC-ST


    Camp Bulletin Board Located near the entrance to the dining hall.              Building Block Classes
    Check it regularly for important or fun announcements
                                                                                   New to ST this year! Building Block classes are 2-3 related classes
    Meals The dining hall is open for breakfast 7:15 - 8:30, lunch 11:30 -1:00,    taught by one instructor that give you the chance to deepen or broaden
    and dinner 5:00 - 6:00. You must bring your dining card for dining hall        your knowledge in the class series topic. Unless otherwise noted in the
    admission. You can stay in the dining hall longer to socialize and finish       class description, Building Block classes stand alone – meaning you
    your meal, but make sure to get your meal before the end of the                may come to the second class even if you didn’t come to the first class.
    posted times.                                                                  Look for Building Block classes in the schedule. If you come to all of the
                                                                                   classes in a Building Block series you can expect to find that the whole
    Keys and Dining Cards Must be returned at check-out or you will be             is more than the sum of its parts!
    assessed a $25 replacement fee.
                                                                                   YMA
    Recreational Drugs ST is a Drug and Alcohol Free Camp. We ask that
                                                                                   Young Martial Artist Classes are targeted at those ages 6-17, but all are
    you respect this and not bring alcohol or other recreational drugs on
                                                                                   welcome to attend.
    campus.

    Smoking Smoking is not allowed in any campus building and is                   Business Series
    prohibited within 25 feet of building entrances.                               New this year, classes in the Business Series will be of special
                                                                                   interest to school and business owners. Topics include marketing,
    Laundry Facilities Available in all residence halls.                           finance, media exposure, and more.
    Residence Quiet Time Noise should be kept down beginning at 10 pm
    in the residences; all quiet after 11 pm.
                                                                                                                   ROOM LOCATIONS
    Parking You must have a parking pass ($2 purchased at check-in). You
    may park in any marked parking spot on campus. Parking in unmarked
    locations or in handicap spots without a proper permit may result in tickets
    that you will be responsible for.                                              Gym 1, 2, 3 ................. Tuttle North Gym
                                                                                   Gym 4, 5 ..................... Tuttle South Gym
    Lost and Found Location Townhomes Community Center.
                                                                                   Pool ............................ in Tuttle North
    Support Groups and 12-Step Programs The dorm lounges are
    available for women wishing to self-organize meetings. Post time and           TClass ........................ Tuttle North Classroom
    location on the camp bulletin board to schedule a meeting.                     Tuttle B300 ................ Tuttle North Classroom
    Pool Info The pool in Tuttle is open for recreational swim during the          Judo Room ................ Cooper Hall
    hours listed below. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for youth (Molly’s class
                                                                                   Conf ........................... Seymour College Union Room 220
    will not have admission fees).
                                                                                   Seymour 119
                           Wed -Thu                    Fri                         and Gallery ................ in Seymour College Union
                       6:45    -   7:45 am      6:45 - 7:45 am
                                                                                   TCC ............................ Townhome Community Center
                      12:00    -   1:00 pm     12:00 - 1:00 pm
                       5:00    -   6:00 pm      4:30 - 6:00 pm
                       6:30    -   8:00 pm
                                                                                   Look for signs directing you to class and meeting locations




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                                        FIRST AID                                                               CAMP MEDIATION


    We hope this weekend is a fun and safe experience for everyone. By               Yuko Uchikawa will coordinate mediation
    paying attention to our own bodies we can avoid many injuries. Drink lots        services during SDIC-ST. If you find yourself
    of water, stretch often, and warm up.                                            in a dispute where a neutral third party could
                                                                                     facilitate resolution please seek her out.
    The First Aid Team is not meant to provide medical treatment or athletic
    trainer services. Participants are responsible for their own preventative
                                                                                     What is Mediation?
    treatment (ex. taping, icing, etc). If you plan to train with an injury please
    mark it with red tape to help your training partners use the appropriate         • A facilitated discussion in the presence
    caution.                                                                           of a neutral third party (mediator) and the
                                                                                       person(s) with whom you are in a dispute.
    Please notify the instructor if you need to leave a class because of an            The mediator is not a judge, and will not
    injury, then contact a member of the First Aid Team. The First Aid Team            decide right or wrong. The outcome is
    can offer the following:                                                           entirely up to you and the other party. If
    • Ice (available in cooler near the gym)                                           there is an agreement, the mediator will
    • Help with wound and blister care, including bandages, ibuprofen,                 memorialize it in writing if necessary.
      acetaminophen, and other first aid                                              • Mediation is voluntary. Both parties must
    • Arrange for ride (car or golf cart) to transport an injured woman to a           agree to participate. If one side does not want to participate, mediation
      location on campus (minor injury only)                                           cannot proceed.
    • Help arrange emergency transportation to a hospital (major injury)             • Mediation is confidential. The mediator will not share any information
                                                                                       heard during the mediation process.
                                                                                     • A Mediator is a neutral third party and will not make decisions for you.
    Emergency Phone Numbers For emergencies requiring the police, fire
    department or ambulance call 585-395-2222                                        • A Mediator’s role is to listen to each party, clarify statements, and to
                                                                                       understand the perspectives of each party.
    Finding the First Aid Team A red “cross” will
                                                                                     • Mediator helps to create a safe and neutral place for people to work
    be posted on the door where First Aid Team
                                                                                       together to develop a clearer understanding of the issues in dispute.
    members are located.

    Amelia E. Jones, L.Ac. has practiced the martial
    arts for more than 25 years and envisions herself                                Purple Ribbon Sisters
    as a scholar warrior healer. A graduate of Pacific                                Some SDIC-ST classes broach topics that
    College of Oriental Medicine, she is board                                       have the potential to cause an emotional
    certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbology.                                   response in some women. If you find your-
    She is a former member of the NWMAF Board                                        self having a difficult emotional time and
    and is a familiar face providing first aid services                               want support look for a woman wearing a
    at ST since 2005.                                                                purple ribbon. The Purple Ribbon Sisters will
    Jane Poulin, LNA, has been a Martial Artist                                      be there to listen to you.
    since 1986 and attended her first Special training                                Sally Van Wright is coordinating the Purple
    in 1989. She received a certification in Feng Shui                                Ribbon Sisters this year. Sally is a former
    studies from the Metropolitan Institute of Interior                              NWMAF Board Chair and is an NWMAF
    Design and has her own business teaching Feng                                    Certified Self-Defense Instructor. She has
    Shui throughout New England. She also holds                                      worked as a social worker in a progressive
    a certification in Reiki 1 and received her LNA                                   regional jail in Massachusetts since 1993.
    license in 2005 from the American Red Cross.



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                               MEETINGS AT SDIC-ST                                                 SPECIAL ACTIVITIES AT SDIC-ST


    Member Meeting                                       Thursday Evening        Bazaar and Social - Friday Evening
                                                                                 Join us for shopping, socializing, and snacks in the Seymour Union
    All attendees are welcome to join us at the annual member meeting. We’ll
                                                                                 Gallery. Vendors this year will be bringing ceramic art and jewelry,
    report on federation activity over the last year, and have discussions on    calligraphy, martial arts themed clothing, artwork, hand-embellished bags,
    topics related to where we are going as an organization, in addition to      herbal products, and more! Music for dancing,
    member of the year awards. By meeting Thursday evening discussions           pool table for shooting, games for playing, snacks
    can continue throughout camp and we all get another workout session          for eating – who could ask for anything more?
    Saturday afternoon! Refreshments served.
                                                                                 Saturday Evening Demo
                                                                                 Come to the annual demo to par-
                                                                                 ticipate and watch your friends and
    SDIC Certification Information Meeting                      Friday Lunch      fellow campers perform. New this
                                                                                 year - display based presentations
    This workshop led by two NWMAF certified self-defense instructors is for      which may include posters, videos,
    all camp participants who want information about the certification process.   anime, or other non-live pieces that
    After last year’s conference, a streamlined application was approved to      allow women and girls to represent
    make the procedure more user-friendly and less onerous. Please check         and share their self-defense and
                                                                                 martial arts passions!
    out the application and requirements for certification at the NWMAF
    website and then bring your questions, concerns, recommendations for a
                                                                                 Breaking for a Breakthrough
    noontime discussion.                                                         Fundraiser
                                                                                 Purchase a board at the bazaar
                                                                                 and write a current challenge on it that you want
                                                                                 to “breakthrough.” Cathy Chapaty will lead a team
    Women of Color Dinner Meeting                              Friday Dinner
                                                                                 to break it at the demonstration Saturday night!
    SDLC member Shirley Philips will facilitate this open discussion for         Money raised goes to the scholarship fund.
    women of color attending SDIC-ST
                                                                                 SDIC-ST 2011 Tuition Raffle
                                                                                 . $10 each or $20 for 3 (ticket sales
                                                                                   limited to 200)
    SDIC Roundtable Discussion                              Saturday Lunch       . Drawing held at the Demo and you *Must
    Meet with representatives from the SDLC over lunch to provide feedback         be present to win*
    on this year’s SDIC. We will discuss plans for future SDICs and review       . Prize may be transferred to another women or
                                                                                   girl, but cannot be transferred to a different year.
    opportunities to work with the SDLC to promote the self-defense mission
    of NWMAF.
                                                                                 Golf Cart Raffle
                                                                                 . Win the use of a golf cart during SDIC-ST!
                                                                                 . $10 each or $20 for 3 (ticket sales limited to 200)
                                                                                 . Drawing held during the Opening Ceremony *Must be present to win*
                                                                                 . Must be at least 21 years old and able to provide a credit card in lieu
                                                                                   of security deposit



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                    YOUNG MARTIAL ARTISTS PROGRAM                                   YMA CLASSES (COMPLETE DETAILS IN “CLASS DESCRIPTIONS”)


      10 Classes designed to stimulate, challenge, and expand the martial      Wednesday Afternoon and Thursday Morning
                 arts and self-defense skills of girls ages 6-17               Activities for girls arriving early                                               TCC


     Sensei Jaye Spiro and Instructor Lisa Santi have designed a special       Thursday Afternoon
     camp for Young Martial Artists (YMA). This year’s schedule includes fun   Opening Ceremony The whole camp comes together                             Session 1-1
     activities and great workouts from beginning to end!                      to celebrate the start of camp and workout together!                           Gym 3
                                                                               Meet and Greet Make new friends – fun workout                              Session 1-2
     YMA activities start with the second session of the day, giving sleepy    and games to start camp                                                        Gym 3
     heads extra time to wake up. YMA can attend any class suitable to their
                                                                               Opening Night Social The fun continues – hang out
     skill level in the ST, SDIC, or YMA programs. Girls under 12 must be      with your new friends and enjoy snacks and laughter.                              TCC
     accompanied by a responsible adult when attending non-YMA classes
     and while traveling between classes. YMA classes are designated with      Friday
     a       in the master schedule.
                                                                               Introduction to Iaido Learn Japanese sword, a                              Session 2-2
                                                                               style usually reserved for adults, from Shihan Masi.                           Gym 3
                                                                               MA Olympics Calling all girls 6-16! Push yourself                 Session 2-3 & 2-4
                                                                               to do more and earn a star.                                                 Gym 3
                                                                               Bully Me? How to handle a bully! Role-play some                            Session 2-5
                                                                               of Majikan Rothenberg’s favorite anti-bully techniques.                          TCC
                                                                               Bazaar and Social and YMA movie night!                                     TCC at 9:30


                                                                               Saturday
                                                                               The Sister Twins – Dance and Martial Arts Explore a                        Session 3-2
                                                                               connection between dance and martial arts with Mama G                          Gym 3
                                                                               Gee Games Ms. Chapaty challenges you with                                  Session 3-3
                                                                               Chicken Fight, Sumo, and Matrix!?                                              Gym 3
                                                                               Safe, Strong, & Smart Careful preparation will allow you
                                                                               to confront your fears while striking a padded attacker.                   Session 3-4
                                                                               Bring your mom or someone for support if you want.                             Gym 1
                                                                               Demo practice We develop a demonstration together                          Session 3-5
                                                                               that showcases every girl and her martial art skills.                          Gym 1
                                                                               Demo Perform with your friends and cheer on other
                                                                               participants at our annual demonstration!                                       Gym 3


                                                                               Sunday Morning
                                                                               All Camp Closing Ceremony                                                       Gym 3
                                                                               YMA Closing Create a souvenir to take home and                             Session 4-2
                                                                               find out who your Secret Sister is!                                               TCC



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                       NWMAF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
                                                                                Annette Baker joined the Board in 2010
                                                                                as Treasurer. She is a Certified Public
     Latonia Early began her training in the                                    Accountant and currently works as Chief
     martial arts in 2004, after being convinced                                Financial Officer for one of the biggest
     by her then 7 year old daughter to come                                    not-for-profit Food Banks in the state of
     and train with the other moms and dads at                                  Indiana. She began studying Tai Chi in
     Suigetsu Dojo. She is a proud member of                                    2005 with Sensei Linder and later added
     the Suigetsu family, studying under Shihan                                 training in Aikido. Annette enjoys the exer-
     Dara Masi and Shihan Melanie Fine.                                         cise and useful self-defense skills she gets
     Latonia is a former nationally ranked                                      from both martial arts. Annette also has a
     track athlete, and martial arts has filled a                                daughter, Megan, who studies Aikido.
     long-time void that existed since she
     ended her career in competitive running.
     Latonia is a practicing lawyer by profes-                                                                 Anne Kuzminsky has studied martial
     sion. When not at work or training at the                                                                 arts and self-defense systems since
     dojo, Latonia can often be found with her daughters, Marissa and                                          1976 and currently studies Zujitsu. She
     Jocelyn, or gardening.                                                                                    is an NWMAF Certified Self-Defense
                                                                                                               Instructor and an inductee in the World
                                                                                                               Head of Family Sokeship Council Hall of
                                     April Miller found NWMAF on the                                           Fame as Master Instructor of the Year –
                                     internet in 1996 and has been a member                                    Self-Defense. Anne teaches self-defense
                                     ever since. She quickly became involved                                   and martial arts in Rhode Island, where
                                     in volunteering for the organization as                                   she lives with her husband, Jonathan,
                                     ST‘97 registrar, and was a member of the                                  two children, Joshua and Ellie, 3 cats, 2
                                     Membership Committee before joining                                       very entertaining white rats, and 3 degus.
                                     the Board as Events Coordinator in 2002.   Anne first came to Special Training in 1992 and has been an NWMAF
                                     She then chaired the ST’04 Planning        member ever since. She served on the Self-Defense Instructors’
                                     Committee, and took a four year hiatus     Conference coordinating committees 2007-2009 before becoming
                                     from volunteering with NWMAF while         Director-at-Large for Self Defense in 2010.
                                     she spent time gardening and traveling
                                     to Kosovo to teach project management.
     April returned to the Board in 2008 and has held the positions of Trea-    Teddie Linder is the head instructor
     surer, Events Coordinator, and Secretary since then.                       and founder of TigerLily Eastern Arts
                                                                                in Indianapolis, Indiana. She began
                                                                                training in 1994 and is a certified in-
                                                                                structor in the Aikido Yoshinkai
                                                                                Association. She has also trained and
                                                                                taught in Grandmaster William C.C.
                                                                                Chen’s system of T’ai Chi Ch’uan. She
                                                                                discovered NWMAF on the web in
                                                                                2006, attended two STs, and enjoyed
                                                                                the role of a trainer in 2009. She then
                                                                                thought briefly about volunteering and
                                                                                found herself on the Board of Directors in 2010!




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             SELF-DEFENSE LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE (SDLC)
                                                                                   violence prevention programs at Thousand
                                                                                   Waves Martial Arts & Self-Defense Center in
     The SDLC was formed in fall 2010 to continue the process of building          Chicago, Illinois. She is also a certified Sexual
     the infrastructure needed to support ongoing self-defense work within         Assault Crisis Counselor through the YWCA
     NWMAF, and to provide consistent, organized leadership related to             of Chicago. As part of her work Kate has
     long-term strategic planning.                                                 developed specialized curricula for LGBTQ
                                                                                   self-defense workshops and for teens. Kate is
                                                                                   an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University in
     Diane Long has been teaching workshops                                        Sociology, Women’s Studies, and the School
     on boundaries, self-care, and sex-positive                                    of Education. Her research interests center on
     self-defense since 1991, and is working                                       gender-based violence in girls’ schooling both
     to make an awareness of trauma in the                                         in the U.S. and in Africa. Kate will be chairing the Inclusive
     classroom a core competency for teachers.                                     Self-Defense Practice: LGBTQ Panel during Session 2-3.
     Diane has worked part-time as a French
     interpreter at the Center for Victims of
     Torture since 2003. She provides in-service                                                                    Joy Williamson has been an NWMAF
     training on secondary trauma in healthcare                                                                     Certified Self-Defense Instructor since
     and social service settings and teaches                                                                        2007, and taught the self-defense model
     self-defense for survivor support groups. Diane is a nationally certified                                       course at ST’10 with Clara Porter. She
     massage therapist, and Healing Touch Practitioner, trained in Somatic                                          took her first self defense class in 1994,
     Experiencing and Trauma First Aide. Diane coordinated a free Integra-                                          and was inspired to begin training in both
     tive Health Clinic for LGBT youth in Minneapolis and is currently devel-                                       karate and self defense with Suzanne
     oping health and safety programs for youth at a homeless shelter. Diane                                        Pinette in Austin, Texas. Joy took over as
     will be presenting Trust Building in Groups during Session A-2.                                                head instructor of Sun Dragon Martial Arts
                                                                                                                    and Self Defense in 2004, at her teacher’s
                                                                                   request. She still lives, trains, and teaches in Austin, and commutes
                                    Shirley Phelps is currently pursuing           regularly to train at Thousand Waves in Chicago.
                                    NWMAF self-defense instructor certifica-
                                    tion, and has been practicing martial arts
                                    and self-defense since 1999. Shirley’s         Joyce Mende Wong received NWMAF certification as a self-defense
                                    participation in a self-defense class with     instructor in 2009 and was a member of the SDIC Conference
                                    the Bay Area Model Mugging hooked her          Coordinating Committee that same year.
                                    on advocating self-defense training for all.   She is Co-Director of the Self-Defense
                                    She has a long history of advocating justice   Program at Hand to Hand Kajukenbo Self
                                    for women and civil rights for people of       Defense Center in Oakland, CA, where
                                    color, and has been an advocate for victims    she has trained since 1993. Before joining
     of sexual assault for over sixteen years. She has developed her own           the martial arts program at Hand to Hand,
     self-defense business, JustThinkin, JustSpeakin, JustActin in Common          Joyce completed a 10-week self-defense
     Self-Defense, directed towards mature and elderly women, along with           course taught by the late Professor
     the homeless and mentally ill. Shirley is also a writer and the 2nd edition   Coleen Gragen, and the impact of that
     of her book, We Women of Many Shades and Hues: Daily Common                   experience was profound in many ways,
     Ground for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Incest and Rape, is           Joyce is a member of NWMAF, PAWMA
     now available.                                                                and the Kajukenbo Association of America. She totally enjoys working
                                                                                   with the other committee members as we support self-defense work
     Kate Webster, Ph.D., has been an NWMAF Certified Self-Defense                  within NWMAF. Joyce will be facilitating the SDIC Certification
     Instructor since 2009 and a presenter at SDIC. She has been teaching          Information Lunch Meeting during lunch Friday.
     self-defense since 1997 and is the manager and lead instructor for the



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        ST 2011 QUAD-A-THON CHALLENGE: ARE YOU IN?


     A first-ever event promises to light up ST 2011, offering an empowering
     training challenge and a unique chance to support NWMAF! Your
     donation of $20 benefits NWMAF’s mission of promoting women and
     girls in the martial arts.

     Participants will bow in to one of two tracks and challenge themselves
     with four hours of successive dynamic, fun, and powerful classes.

     The Quad-A-Thon will be delightful, challenging, safe, and adaptable for
     every physical and martial arts training level.

     Guaranteed: participants will finish the Quad-A-Thon as transformed




                                                                                                                                                    CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
     martial artists!




             FLOW-A-THON                                    SWEAT-A-THON             CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
                    Yin Side                                    Yang Side


          Barbara Feldman                                Shifu/Sensei Kore’ Grate
       Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan                                Judo-newaza

           Wendy Lathrop                          Shihan Linda “Ramzy” Ranson
      Kung Fu and Tai Chi Chuan                         Self-defense drills

          Jamie Leno Zimron                           Sifu Sonya Richardson
         Aikido, The Art of Peace                   Sparring drills and techniques

                                                  Gura Sally Johnson Van Wright
                                                           Modern Arnis




      See the Quad-A-Thon flyer for complete Class Details!



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                                  WEDNESDAY PM                                                                                    THURSDAY


 1:00 - 1:45
                      SDIC Early Program Opening                                    Conf         7:15 - 8:30     Breakfast                                                    Brockway
 Session A-1

 1:45 - 3:00                                                                                     8:30 - 10:00
                      Trust Building in Groups                        Long          Conf                         Transforming Conflict 1                     Uchikawa          Conf
 Session A-2                                                                                     Session B-1

 3:30 - 5:00          Integrating Movement into                                                  10:30 - 12:00
                                                                      Richardson    Conf
                                                                                                                 Transforming Conflict 2                     Uchikawa          Conf
 Session A-3          Self-Defense Classes                                                       Session B-2
                      Dinner
 5:00 - 6:00                                                                        Brockway     11:30 - 1:00    Lunch                                                        Brockway
                      Trainer and Presenter Meeting (6:05 - 6:45)

                      Transforming Denial Into                                                   1:30 - 2:00
                                                                      Koch          Conf                         SDIC Early Program Closing                                   Conf
                      Awareness and Intuition                                                    Session B-3
 7:00 - 8:30
 Session A-4
                      The Power of Engagement:                                                   3:00 - 5:00     SDIC-ST Opening Ceremony
                                                                      Dragonfire     TCC                                                                                       Gym 3
                      Bluffing, Humor and Distraction                                             Session 1-1     and Workout

 8:45 - 10:00                                                                                    5:00 - 6:00     Dinner                                                       Brockway
                      Skill Swap and Snacks                                         TCC
 Session A-5
                                                                                                                 Hanbo                                      Masi              Gym 1


     Symbol Key                         Room Locations                                                           Flow Drills 1: Simple And
                                                                                                                                                            Dragonfire         Gym 2
                                                                                                                 Effective Flow Drills
     Young Martial Artists              Gym 1, 2, 3 ........ Tuttle North Gym
                                        Gym 4, 5 ............ Tuttle South Gym                                   Meet And Greet                             Spiro/Santi       Gym 3
     Self-Defense Class
                                        Pool ................... in Tuttle North                 6:30 - 8:00
     SD Instructors’ Conference                                                                                  Journey from Afrikan Soil
                                        TClass ............... Tuttle North Classroom            Session 1-2                                                Miller            Gym 4
                                                                                                                 to American Shores
     Advanced Class                     Tuttle B300 ....... Tuttle North Classroom
                                        Judo Room ....... Cooper Hall                                            Sparring Drills –
     High Intensity                                                                                                                                         BB                Gym 5
                                                                                                                 Tae Kwon Do Style!
                                        Conf .................. Seymour College Union Room 220
     Weapons Class
                                        Seymour 119                                                              Body Image, Eating
     Building Block Classes             and Gallery ....... in Seymour College Union                                                                        Raimondo          Conf
                                                                                                                 Disorders and Empowerment
                                        TCC ................... Townhome
     Clothing Requirement
                                                                Community Center                                                                                              Tuttle
                                                                                                                 Member Meeting                                               B300
     Business Class                     Look for signs directing you to class and                8:30 pm
                                        meeting locations
                                                                                                                 YMA Social Night                                             TCC




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                                      FRIDAY AM                                                               FRIDAY PM


 6:30 - 7:15        Early Bird Workout                  Lathrop     TCC        1:00 - 5:00   Flow-A-Thon                                Flow Team         Gym 1
                                                                               Session
 7:15 - 8:30        Breakfast                                       Brockway   2-3 and 2-4   Sweat-A-Thon                               Sweat Team        Gym 2

                    Take A Seat 1                       Hale        Gym 1                    Martial Arts Olympics 1                    Spiro/Santi       Gym 3

                    Basic Bo                            Factor      Gym 2                    Basic Tonfa                                Dibelka           Gym 5
                                                                               1:30 - 3:00
                    Those Nine Basic Skills             Miller      Gym 3      Session 2-3   Improvised Weapons                         Davis             Judo
 8:30 - 10:00
 Session 2-1        Board Breaking 101                  Chapaty     Gym 5                    Inclusive SD Practice:
                                                                                                                                        Webster           Conf
                                                                                             LGBTQ Panel
                    Aikido Knife and Sword              Zimron      Judo
                                                                                             Martial Arts Olympics 2                    Spiro/Santi       Gym 3
                    Developing a SD Program
                                                        Zotigh      Conf
                    for Middle School Girls                                                  SDEMC 1: Laying the
                                                                                                                                        Heffernan         Gym 5
                                                                                             Foundation
                    Defenses Against                                           3:30 - 5:00
                                                        Dragonfire   Gym 1
                    Random Attacks                                             Session 2-4   Hojojutsu – Securing
                                                                                                                                        Masi              Judo
                                                                                             Prisoner with Rope
                    Arnis Applications to
                                                        Turnbull    Gym 2
                    Strengthen Your Self-Defense                                             Teaching Military Veteran
                                                                                                                                        Factor            Conf
                                                                                             Sexual Assault Survivors
 10:30 - 12:00      Introduction to Iaido               Masi        Gym 3
 Session 2-2                                                                                 Dinner
                    Facing Your Sparring Ghosts         Chapaty     Gym 5      5:00 - 6:00                                                                Brockway
                                                                                             Women of Color Dinner Meeting
                    Introduction to Silat 1             Para        Judo
                                                                                             The Art of No Defense                      Hale              Gym 1
                    Engaging Men as Activists
                                                        Porter      Conf                     Ba Gua Qigong                              Feldman           Gym 2
                    and Allies
                                                                                             Kata - Thinking Outside the Box            Dragonfire         Gym 3
                    Lunch                                                      6:30 - 8:00
 11:30 - 1:00                                                       Brockway
                    SDI Certification Information Luncheon Meeting              Session 2-5   SDEMC 2: Stocking
                                                                                                                                        Heffernan         Gym 5
                                                                                             the Toolkit

                                                                                             Introduction to Silat 2                    Para              Judo

                                                                                             Bully Me? Wrong Girl!                      Rothenberg        TCC

                                                                                                                                                          Seymour
                                                                                             Bazaar and Social
                                                                               8:30 pm                                                                    119 &
                                                                                             YMA Movie Night (9:30 in TCC)
                                                                                                                                                          Gallery




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                                    SATURDAY AM                                                               SATURDAY PM


 6:30 - 7:15       Early Bird Workout                   Lathrop      TCC                      Silat Weapons                             Para              Gym 1

 7:15 - 8:30       Breakfast                                         Brockway                 Kata Crystals                             Feldman           Gym 2

                   Take A Seat 2                        Hale         Gym 1                    Gee Games!                                Chapaty           Gym 3
                                                                                1:30 - 3:00
                   Flow Drills 2: Elbow Flow Drill      Dragonfire    Gym 2      Session 3-3   SDEMC 3: Walls & Windows                  Heffernan         Gym 5


 8:30 - 10:00      Olympian Conditioning                Chapaty      Gym 3                    Rolling & Falling For Everyone            Zimron            Judo
 Session 3-1       Intermediate Bo                      Factor       Gym 5                    Did That Really Just Happen?              DeFour            Conf

                   The “Ju” in Judo                     Sidikman     Judo                     Safe, Strong And Smart                    Spiro/Santi       Gym 1

                   Business Boot Camp                   Weed         Conf                     SDEMC 4: Opening up
                                                                                                                                        Heffernan         Gym 3
                                                                                              the Possibilities
                   Defense Against Hair Pulls           Davis        Gym 1

                                                                                3:30 - 5:00   Introduction To Tai Chi Chuan             Feldman           Gym 5
                   Kwan Dao Power                       Rothenberg   Gym 2
                                                                                Session 3-4   Defense Against Sword                     Masi              Judo
                   The Sister Twins – Dance
                                                        Miller       Gym 3
                   and Martial Arts                                                           Transforming Self-Blame
                                                                                                                                        Koch              Conf
 10:30 - 12:00                                                                                into Anger
                   Kick Like You’ve Never
 Session 3-2                                            BB           Gym 5
                   Kicked Before!                                                             AikiAqua                                  Hale              Pool

                   The Pressure Points Of                                       5:00 - 6:00   Dinner                                                      Brockway
                                                        Masi         Judo
                   Hakkoryu Jujutsu
                                                                                              YMA Demo Practice                         Spiro/Santi       Gym 1
                   Business Boot Camp
                                                        Weed         Conf
                   (continued)                                                                Open Sparring                                               Gym 2

                   Lunch                                                                      Open Demo Practice & Set Up                                 Gym 3
 11:30 - 1:00                                                        Brockway
                   SDIC Roundtable Discussion
                                                                                6:30 - 8:00   Intermediate Tonfa                        Dibelka           Gym 5
                                                                                Session 3-5
                                                                                              Kokyu Nage: “Breath-Power”
                                                                                                                                        Zimron            Judo
                                                                                              Throws

                                                                                              Adapting Self-Defense                     Dragonfire         Conf

                                                                                              Business Chat                             Weed              TCC

                                                                                8:30 pm       Demo                                                        Gym 3




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                                        SUNDAY



 6:30 - 7:15       Early Bird Workout                   Lathrop       TCC

 7:15 - 8:30       Breakfast                                          Brockway

                   Martial Artist As Healer             Zimron        Gym 1

                   Sparring for Fun                     Dragonfire     Gym 3

 8:30 - 9:45       Stance Dance Revolution              Factor        Gym 4
 Session 4-1
                   Dynamic Stretching                   Smith         Gym 5




                                                                                                                                                 TRAINERS & PRESENTERS
                   El HaLev: To the Heart of
                                                        Sidikman      TClass
                   Empowerment

 10:00 - 10:30     SDIC-ST Closing                                    Gym 3

                   My Back Against The Wall             Davis         Gym 1      TRAINERS & PRESENTERS
                   Internal And External Journeys       Feldman       Gym 2

                   Everybody Was Kung-fu
                                                        Rothenberg    Gym 3
                   Fighting!
 10:45 - 12:00
 Session 4-2
                   Defenses Against Knife Attacks       Dragonfire     Gym 5

                   Online Marketing for
                                                        Factor        TClass
                   Schools and Individuals

                   YMA Closing                          Spiro/Santi   TCC

 11:30 - 1:00      Lunch                                              Brockway



Complete check-out by 1:30 pm




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     MS. MARLA BB                                                           SABANIM CATHY CHAPATY


     Marla BB is a mama to 6 year old Ruby, a Martial Artist since                                          Cathy Chapaty, founder and chief
     1987, a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, and a 1st Degree                                         instructor of Tao of Texas Martial
     Black Belt in Poekolan (Indonesian) Kung Fu. In addition, she is a                                     Arts Institute in Austin, Texas, is
     nationally known touring Blues Singer since 1983, and a Sled Dog                                       respected for being a powerful, posi-
     Musher since 2008!                                                                                     tive, and inspiring teacher who has
                                                                                                            a knack for helping students of all
     Marla received the NWMAF Member of the Year Award in 2003.
                                                                                                            ages and abilities learn Taekwondo.
     Over the years Marla has been a steadfast NWMAF volunteer,
                                                                                                            A 19-year martial arts veteran,
     Co-Chairing the 30th Anniversary Special Training in 2006 and
                                                                                                            Chapaty ran her own studio for five
     founding a Teen Committee. Marla has also directed, performed,
                                                                                                            years before moving her character
     and been the Master of Ceremonies for numerous NWMAF demos.
                                                                                                            development-focused program to a
     Marla loves teaching self-defense and breaking boards, which she                                       YMCA on the poorest side of Austin.
     does at Marla BB’s Tae Kwon Do Studio. She looks forward to                                            She continues to teach children with
     working and playing with the women and girls of SDIC-ST 2011!          Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD, and other challenges; and mentor
                                                                            youths who are trying to avoid gangs, drugs, and violence.

     Sparring Drills - Tae Kwon Do Style!                     Session 1-2   Her life’s work is not confined to the mat. In 2008, Chapaty worked
     Kick Like You’ve Never Kicked Before!                    Session 3-2   as an education outreach consultant for the U.S. Anti-Doping
                                                                            Agency’s (USADA) Athlete Ambassador program, helping elite
                                                                            and Olympic-level athletes avoid the pitfalls of performance
                                                                            enhancement drugs.

                                                                            Chapaty is also a published author. She has had dozens of essays
                                                                            and articles published in newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and
                                                                            books on topics such as integrity in sports, anger management,
                                                                            and mentorship through martial arts. She is currently working on
                                                                            securing a publishing contract for “No Pouting in the Dojang: True
                                                                            Stories of Kids Building Character Through Martial Arts.” To read
                                                                            samples, visit her blog at www.taotexasmai.blogspot.com.


                                                                            Board Breaking 101                                                 Session 2-1
                                                                            Facing Your Sparring Ghosts                                        Session 2-2
                                                                            Olympian Conditioning                                              Session 3-1
                                                                            Gee Games!                                                         Session 3-3




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     SHIHAN LISA DAVIS                                                        DARLENE DEFOUR


     Shihan Lisa Davis began her jujutsu training at the Harlem branch        Darlene DeFour, a
     of San Yama Bushi Ryu Jujutsu, now known as the Harlem School            native of Harlem, New
     of Jujutsu and Self Defense, in 1990. She immediately noticed that       York, graduated from
     the school had two women black belts and two women students and          Fisk University and
     immediately knew that this was the school and instructor for her!        received her doctorate
                                                                              from the University
     Currently an 8th dan (Shihan) in San Yama Bushi Ryu Jujutsu,
                                                                              of Illinois at Urbana-
     Lisa earned her 1st degree black belt in 1995. She is currently an
                                                                              Champaign. She is
     instructor at Harlem Jujutsu and the Hombu Dojo in New Rochelle,
                                                                              an Associate Profes-
     NY, with 18 years of teaching experience. Lisa incorporates street
                                                                              sor of Psychology at
     scenarios, situations that happen in everyday life and to all people,
                                                                              Hunter College of the
     into her teaching as a way to bring down walls and reach students
                                                                              City University of New
     from all walks of life.
                                                                              York.
     Lisa also holds rank in judo. When not practicing and teaching
                                                                              In addition to her
     martial arts, Lisa works as a claim examiner in NYC.
                                                                              work as a research
                                                                              psychologist, Darlene
     I Bet He Didn’t See That Coming: Improvised Weapons        Session 2-3   has been training in
     Am I Wrong For Wearing It Long?:                                         the martial arts for
     Defense Against Hair Pulls                                 Session 3-2   more than 25 years.
     My Back Against The Wall And The Fight Just Started:                     She is a 9th degree
     Wall Techniques And Defenses                               Session 4-2   Black Belt in San Yama Bushi Ryu Ju-jutsu, the first woman in the
                                                                              system to hold this rank. She also holds a 3rd degree black belt in
                                                                              Shotokan karate. Darlene is currently the Chief Ju-jutsu instructor at
                                                                              the Harlem School of Ju-jutsu and Self Defense.


                                                                              “Did That Really Just Happen?”:
                                                                              Taking A Look at Racial Micro-Aggressions                          Session 3-3




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     MASTER KRIS DIBELKA                                                             MS. WENDI DRAGONFIRE                                        Founding Member



                                                     I started Tatsu Do Karate       Wendi Dragonfire is 60 years old and has been training since 1971.
                                                     at the age of 26 in 1982.       A 9th degree Black Belt in Shuri-Ryu Karate and a 2nd degree
                                                     I was enthralled with the       Black Belt in Modern Arnis, Dragonfire is a direct student of the late
                                                     movements and ability to        Robert A. Trias and the late Professor Remy A. Presas. Her goal has
                                                     discipline my body to perform   always been, and continues to be, making the martial arts and self-
                                                     all methods of Aiki Jitsu, Ju   defense accessible to everyone, especially to those who have been
                                                     Jutsu, karate, and weapons      marginalized. To that end, Dragonfire, an organizer of local, national
                                                     waza and katas. I received      and international events, provides accessibility to all practitioners
                                                     my Shodan in 1986, with my      regardless of abilities. Combining the energy work of martial arts
                                                     last rank of Yodan in Decem-    with that of Healing Touch has helped Dragonfire to be a better,
                                                     ber of 1999. In between I       more compassionate, and more proficient teacher and practitioner.
                                                     have had two daughters and
                                                                                                               Dragonfire, a founder of NWMAF, has
                                                     gone to school to become
                                                                                                               received many awards and been inducted
                                                     an orthopedic massage
                                                                                                               into several Halls of Fame; however, her
                                                     therapist.
                                                                                                               proudest award moment was when she
     The kinesiology of martial arts and the healing arts are interwoven                                       became an NWMAF “Award of Excellence”
     and a constant fascination for me. I will be testing for my Godan                                         recipient at Special Training 2001. Her
     at the end of January 2011 as I have been studying to make up for                                         proudest moments consist of seeing the
     time used in starting a business and learning my trade. I have                                            women around her ‘becoming’…
     consistently taught women’s self-defense classes for the past 25
                                                                                     Dragonfire spent 4.5 weeks teaching in Israel in February and
     years. I schedule 4 week blocks that cover the legality of levels of
                                                                                     March of 2011. Students included staff members at El Halev, Tai Chi
     force, the psychological process through which we travel to make
                                                                                     students in Tel Aviv and Kfar Saba, 8 groups of seniors, GLBT youth
     decisions to defend ourselves or others, and how we can avoid and
                                                                                     who had been kicked out of their families, illegal Filipino immigrants,
     be safe in confrontations.
                                                                                     ex-prostitutes and oh so many more. Dragonfire loves and lives to
     I find pleasure in sharing my skills and watching the enjoyment                  teach and invites you all to join her :)
     and thought processes that students have while learning new
     techniques. As I am getting older, I am finding new ways in which                The Power of Engagement: Bluffing, Humor & Distraction               Session A-4
     to practice and pass on my knowledge while keeping the traditions               Flow Drills 1: Simple And Effective Flow Drills                     Session 1-2
     I hold dear in place.                                                           Defenses Against Random Attacks                                     Session 2-2
                                                                                     Kata - Thinking Outside the Box                                     Session 2-5
     Basic Tonfa                                                       Session 2-3   Flow Drills 2: Elbow Flow Drill                                     Session 3-1
     Intermediate Tonfa                                                Session 3-5   Adapting Self-Defense                                               Session 3-5
                                                                                     Sparring for fun                                                    Session 4-1
                                                                                     Defenses Against Knife Attacks                                      Session 4-2


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                                                         NWMAF Certified SD Instructor
     SENSEI JOANNE FACTOR                                     Former Board Member       SENSEI/SIFU BARBARA FELDMAN                            Former Board Member



     Sensei Joanne Factor came to ST as trainer for the first time in                    Sensei/Sifu Barbara
     2005, and spent the next 4 years on the NWMAF Board as the first                    Feldman, Head Instructor
     Director-at-Large for Self Defense! This year she returns as both ST               at Blue Heron Martial and
     trainer and SDIC presenter.                                                        Healing Arts, in Charles
                                                                                        Town, West Virginia is a
     Joanne is a mild-mannered university budget wrangler by day, and
                                                                                        professional educator
     dedicated to helping women and girls discover their strongest selves
                                                                                        with over 30 years’
     by evening and weekend. Joanne has been training at Seattle’s
                                                                                        experience teaching adults
     Feminist Karate Union for over 18 years, and the owner of Strategic
                                                                                        and children, Barbara has
     Living Safety and Self-Defense since 2003. A Nidan in both
                                                                                        practiced the martial arts
     traditional Shito-ryu Kotaka-ha Karate and Kobudo, Joanne teaches
                                                                                        for over 25 years and the
                                      adult women’s and kids’ karate
                                                                                        healing arts for over 20.
                                      classes, and has expanded FKU’s
                                                                                        She holds black belts in
                                      children’s program to local elemen-
                                                                                        two styles of karate, including a 4th degree black belt in Ai Mute
                                      tary schools. As owner and principal
                                                                                        Shotokan under Sensei Jaye Spiro of Detroit. She is a member and
                                      trainer of Strategic Living, Joanne
                                                                                        former secretary of the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation.
                                      teaches self-defense skills to ages
                                      5 to 75, students and sorority sisters,           Barbara studies T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Chi Kung primarily with Master
                                      homeless women and business ex-                   Wei Lun Huang of Miami. She has also studied T’ai Chi and various
                                      ecutives, and everyone in between.                forms of Chi Kung with several other teachers. She has certifications
                                      Joanne has taught at PAWMA Camp                   in Five Element Medical QiGong, Tai Chi Chuan, Ba Gua, Sword,
                                      and Special Training 2005, and has                Fast Form, and Push Hands. Barbara is a member of the American
                                      served on the Boards of both                      Tai Chi Association.
     organizations. She is an NWMAF-Certified Self-Defense Instructor,
                                                                                        Barbara has taught martial arts to many groups. She was an
     and a member of AWMAI and AAU. Originally from Brooklyn, New
                                                                                        instructor at NWMAF Special Training and a self-defense instruc-
     York, Joanne holds a BA from Cornell University, surrounds herself
                                                                                        tor at Shepherd College. She has also taught T’ai Chi Ch’uan and
     with many furry feline friends, and was named Seattle’s Best
                                                                                        Chi Kung to several health and educational groups including cancer
     Feminist Butt-Kicker in 2007 by the Seattle Weekly.
                                                                                        patients at the Center for Integrative Health Care in Frederick, MD.

     Basic Bo (bo No Kihon Kata)                              Session 2-1
     Teaching Special Populations: When Your Sexual Assault Survivor is                 Quad-A-Thon Friday Afternoon
     also a Military Veteran                                  Session 2-4               Ba Gua Qigong                                                      Session 2-5
     Intermediate Bo (rohai No Kon)                           Session 3-1               Kata Crystals: Body Conditioning Through Kata                      Session 3-3
     Stance Dance Revolution                                  Session 4-1               Introduction To Tai Chi Chuan                                      Session 3-4
     Online Marketing for Schools and Individuals             Session 4-2               Internal And External Journeys                                     Session 4-2



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     MOLLY HALE                                                                SENSEI JANET HEFFERNAN                         NWMAF Certified SD Instructor



                                Molly Hale began her training in 1984 at       Janet Heffernan began her Martial Arts training in 1997 and
                                Aikido West in Redwood City, California,       currently holds a fourth degree black belt in Karate. Sensei Janet
                                as a student of Frank Doran Shihan. Her        opened Stronger You dojo in 2004 and has never looked back. Janet
                                passion for movement and background            also studies the modern evolution of Defendo with Sensei Terry
                                in dance, yoga, t’ai chi, and Continuum        Kingsbury, Modern Arnis under Master Gabriele Roloff with the help
                                supported her aikido training. She became      of Guro Brian Johns, and Sun Style Tai Chi with Master Su Zifang.
                                the senior instructor of the Aikido West
                                                                               Janet is a National Women’s Martial Arts
                                Children’s program in 1988 and instructor
                                                                               Federation Certified Self Defense Instructor.
                                of Oracle Aikido Club in 1991. In 1995 an
                                                                               She teaches self-defense to girls and women
                                automobile rollover damaged her cervical
                                                                               in elementary and secondary schools, gov-
     spine and spinal cord; the prognosis was severe: she was expected
                                                                               ernment departments, and community groups
     to have no voluntary movement below her shoulders. Never-the-less,
                                                                               like Girl Guides and Scouts. Her programs en-
     she returned to the mat in March 1996 and in June 2001 she
                                                                               compass violence prevention training such as
     successfully tested for her Sandan in her wheelchair and on the mat.
                                                                               verbal assertiveness and de-escalation skills
     Molly continues training and teaching and has exhibited and taught        as well as physical self-defense skills practical
     at a number of national martial arts events, including AikiExpo,          for women of all ages, sizes and abilities.
     PAWMA, and NWMAF Special Training Camps. In 2008, Lee and
                                                                               Janet has developed a bully proofing and friendship making
     Jake Sinclair filmed Molly teaching self-defense for use by the
                                                                               program for children with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD, ADD,
     I’m Worth Defending program in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. In
                                                                               and ADHD. She has consulted for the Ottawa Children’s Treatment
     2009, Molly was a guest speaker and presenter at the American
                                                                               Centre, Autism Ontario, Autism Ottawa, Main Street Community
     Hippotherapy Conference in Atlanta. On July 23, 2010, Molly was
                                                                               Services, and Camp Leo on Autism programming with respect to
     honored with the EP Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service
                                                                               self-defense, safety, and friendship building skills. Janet routinely
     Award for extraordinary achievements, perseverance, and dedication
                                                                               adapts the Martial Arts program at Stronger You for children and
     to the special-needs community.
                                                                               adults with various disabilities.
     “Moment by Moment: The Healing Journey of Molly Hale” won a
     Film-Makers Choice (Best Art) award (view at cultureunplugged.            Self-Defense Empowerment Model Course 1:
     com/play/1319). This year she is team-teaching in a warm-water            Laying the Foundation                                               Session 2-4
     pool environment, coaching movement, relaxation, balance,                 Self-Defense Empowerment Model Course 2:
     breathing, stretching, and practicing AikiAqua.                           Stocking the Toolkit                                                Session 2-5
                                                                               Self-Defense Empowerment Model Course 3:
     Take A Seat 1 and 2                                 Session 2-1 and 3-1   Building Walls and Windows                                          Session 3-3
     The Art of No Defense                                      Session 2-5    Self-Defense Empowerment Model Course 4:
     AikiAqua                                                   Session 3-4    Opening up the Possibilities                                        Session 3-4



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     RAVEN KOCH                                                              WENDY LATHROP                                          Former Board Member



     Raven Koch became                                                       Wendy Lathrop discovered martial arts in 1982 in the process of
     acquainted with self-de-                                                looking for fun activities to share with a friend, and found that the
     fense at an International                                               moving meditation and challenging physical skills met the needs of
     Women’s Day celebration                                                 both the yin and yang aspects of her persona. Over the years, the
     in Eugene, Oregon, in                                                   martial arts path has provided a support network of strong and
     the late 1990’s. She fell                                               independent women, a form of physical rehabilitation after a serious
     in love with the practice                                               car accident, and a constant source of delight in learning and
     in a University of Oregon                                               applying the internal and external aspects of the various art forms.
     class. The teacher was                                                  Her initial style of Tang Soo Do (3rd dan) provided the basis for her
     Nadia Telsey, the commu-                                                study of the Chinese arts of Northern and Southern kung fu and
     nity was fierce and powerful, and the experience was life-changing.      Yang form t’ai chi chuan since 1991. She currently studies Than
                                                                             Vo Dao (“The Seven Mountains Way of Spiritual Martial Art”), a
     In 2000, Raven began work at the local sexual violence crisis center
                                                                             Vietnamese kung fu style.
     as their self-defense program coordinator, and began her own
     journey as an instructor. Since then, she has dabbled in a handful
                                                                             ST Early Bird Workouts Friday, Saturday, Sunday
     of martial arts, including karate and Tae Kwon Do, attended Special
                                                                             ST Quad-A-Thon Friday Afternoon
     Training and Mona Lisa’s Sword training, and taught lots of people
     how to palm-heel strike as well as the importance of self-love. She
     has worked with formerly incarcerated women, homeless LGBT
     youth, survivors of child abuse, people with mental illness, and many
     other marginalized populations. Over the last few years, she has
     been an instructor with the Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE)
     in Brooklyn, New York, and has had the honor of bringing CAE’s
     excellent self-defense curriculum into diverse settings within the
     five boroughs and beyond, including shelters, hospitals, and public
     schools.

     In addition to self-defense, Raven also declares deep abiding
     passions for gourmet vegetarian cooking, witchcraft, and healing
     arts of all kinds, but especially acupuncture and the ocean.


     Transforming Denial into Awareness and Intuition         Session A-4
     Transforming Self-Blame into Anger                       Session 3-4




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     SHIHAN DARA MASI                                    Former Board Member   GRANDMASTER GERMON “MAMA G” MILLER


     Dara Masi began her study of the martial arts in 1986 and is a direct     Hailing from a mixed lineage of
     student of Dennis Palumbo, Menkyo Kaiden Shihan San Dai Kichu             West Indian and Hebrew cultures,
     in Hakkoryu Jujutsu. Shihan Masi is proud to be an instructor of          Grandmaster Miller is a first gener-
     Hakkoryu Jujutsu, learning and passing on the true techniques of          ation Vita Saana Askari Mwalimu
     this art. She received the rank of Menkyo Kaiden Shihan San Dai           (Warrior Enforcer). She ranks 3rd
     Kichu in Hakkoryu Jujutsu (equivalent to 8th degree black belt) in        in the hierarchy of this 40 year
     2008 from Dai Sensei Palumbo. Shortly after that he passed to her         old organization and was the first
     the mantle of responsibility of the Hakkoryu Martial Arts Federation      woman to complete the 4 day Vita
     naming Shihan Masi as Director.                                           Saana Rites of Combat. Acknowl-
     Shihan Masi is a student and instructor                                   edged as a “torch bearer” in the
     of Iaido and ranked at Nidan in both Aiki                                 international education of the Af-
     Toho Iaido founded by Shoji Nishio, Shihan                                rikan Martial Sciences, Dr. Miller has blazed a path not only through
     and Soshoryu Heihodo Iaido, founded by                                    academic research but also as an International Grand Champion.
     Masakazu Tazaki. She currently trains                                     In 1980 she established the AKERU Discipline Sciences Program,
     in Aiki Toho Iaido as a student of Joji                                   and her “sidewalk university” concept was designed to reach
     Yoshida, Shihan and Michele Benzamin-                                     juveniles whose lifestyles were beyond the scope of a standard
     Miki, Sensei. Shihan Masi is one of very                                  classroom. The AKERU has been presented at schools, churches,
     few martial arts instructors training and                                 and community centers to over 35,000 men, women, and children.
     ranking children in the art of Iaido.
                                                                               Dr. Miller has served as a Crisis Educator and Urban Safety
     Shihan Masi is a life member of and instructor in Jujitsu America,
                                                                               Instructor for 25 years, specializing in Juvenile Crew Arbitration
     and Suigetsu Dojo hosted the Jujitsu America 2002 Convention.
                                                                               and Truancy/Recidivism Elimination. Known as Mama G (Mama
     She has taught Jujutsu seminars throughout the United States for
                                                                               Gangsta) in her motivational presentations, her beliefs are based on
     schools and large organizations. She served on the Board of
                                                                               the Afrikan tradition of “gyneme” (Fear nothing except the Creator).
     Directors of the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation for four
     years as its Treasurer and served a six year term as President of         Through the mercy of the Creator and the blessings of the
     the Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors, which she              Ancestors, she single-parented 2 sons and 4 foster daughters,
     co-founded in 1998.                                                       and accomplished this while surviving homelessness and attempted
                                                                               murder. She turned these catastrophes into triumphs to claim her
     Hanbo                                                      Session 1-2
                                                                               self-preservation.
     Introduction to Iaido                                      Session 2-2
     Hojojutsu - The Japanese Martial Art of                                   Journey From Afrikan Soil To American Shores The History
     Securing Prisoner with Rope                                Session 2-4    Of The Afrikan Martial Arts And Discipline Sciences      Session 1-2
     The Pressure Points Of Hakkoryu Jujutsu                    Session 3-2    Those 9 Basic Skills - And What We Still Need To Improve           Session 2-1
     Defense Against The Japanese Sword                         Session 3-4    The Sister Twins - Dance And Martial Arts                          Session 3-2


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     CIKGU JEN PARA                                                               CLARA PORTER                                  NWMAF Certified SD Instructor



     Jen Para is a first-degree black belt in Silat Seni Gayong, a                                                             Clara Porter, MSW, is
     Malaysian form of Silat, and is an instructor under Cikgu Sheikh                                                         the Founder and Program
     Shamsuddin in Illinois. Jen is the highest ranked woman in Silat                                                         Director of Prevention.
     Seni Gayong outside of Malaysia. She has traveled to Malaysia for                                                        Action. Change. in Portland,
     cultural understanding and for additional training in empty hand                                                         Maine, and the Interper-
     and weapons by high ranking Gayong masters.                                                                              sonal Violence Prevention
                                                                                                                              Coordinator at the
     Silat Seni Gayong is a martial art from Malaysia. Gayong
                                                                                                                              University of Southern
     encompasses both “hard” and “soft” techniques and tends to be
                                                                                                                              Maine. The USM Campus
     aggressive. Soft techniques include bunga and yoi, and hard
                                                                                                                              Safety Project promotes
     techniques include tangapan, pukulan, and belian. Gayong also
                                                                                                                              healthy relationships and
     trains in a variety of weapons including keris (Malay dagger), knife,
                                                                                                                              the skills to prevent and
     machete, cindai (flexible weapon), and sundang lipas (broad sword).
                                                                                                                              respond to interpersonal
     Jen has been to Malaysia three times for training and believes that                                                      violence. This project
     it is important for a student of martial arts to visit the country or area                                               supported the formation
     of her art’s origin. She has written articles for and been featured by                                                   of a Men Creating Change
     “Seni Beladiri Magazine,” a martial arts publication in Malaysia, in                                                     chapter and has worked
     addition to consulting for television shows on Silat.                                                                    extensively with male
                                                                                                                              athletes and Greeks.

     Introduction to Silat Seni Gayong 1                           Session 2-2    Clara has extensive training in violence prevention programming for
     Introduction to Silat Seni Gayong 2                           Session 2-5    children, youth, and adults, and has been teaching in the field since
     Introduction to Silat Seni Gayong - Weapons                   Session 3-3    1994. She trained in both karate and self-defense instruction at the
                                                                                  Center for Anti-Violence Education in Brooklyn, New York, and is
                                                                                  an NWMAF certified self defense instructor. Clara is also certified in
                                                                                  Advanced Trauma First Aide, a crisis intervention and healing
                                                                                  approach she uses frequently in her classes.


                                                                                  Engaging Men and Boys as Activists and Allies                      Session 2-2




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     MARCELLA RAIMONDO                                                        SONYA RICHARDSON


     Marcella Raimondo is a Project Manager for Kaiser Permanente             Sonya Richardson has been training in the martial arts since 1990.
     Regional Health Education in Oakland, California, a martial artist,      She received her 3rd degree Black Belt in Kajukenbo, the Gaylord
     a social justice advocate, and a student. She earned her master’s        Method, under Professor Coleen Gragen and was promoted to 5th
     in Public Health from the University of Michigan, and is a Ph.D.         degree Black Belt by her current teacher Professor Barbara Bones.
     candidate in clinical psychology at Alliant University, San Francisco.
                                                                              Sifu Sonya is Executive
     She has trained at Hand to Hand Kajukenbo Self Defense Center in
                                                                              Director and Head
     Oakland since 2000, and has assisted with self-defense programs
                                                                              Instructor of Kajukenbo
     there for the past 5 to 6 years.
                                                                              Programs at Hand
     Marcella is one of the                                                   to Hand Kajukenbo
     founders of About-Face,                                                  Self Defense Center,
     a body image and media                                                   Oakland, CA. She
     non-profit. She served as                                                 also holds a Sandan
     the Media Literacy Director                                              in Kenpo Karate under
     in 2001- 2005, and is now                                                Professor Gloria
     an education advisor and                                                 Boldizar. Sonya is a
     researcher. Marcella has                                                 Doctor of Physical
     been providing trainings                                                 Therapy, having prac-
     and workshops on the                                                     ticed for over 20 years.
     topic of eating disorders
                                                                              Sonya’s teaching
     and body image for over
                                                                              experiences include
     15 years. Passionate
                                                                              multiple offerings for
     about multiculturalism and
                                                                              AWMAI, NWMAF, and
     eating disorders, she is
                                                                              PAWMA national camps, as well as out of state and local seminars
     pursuing clinical and com-
                                                                              for community martial arts schools and the Kajukenbo Association
     munity work and currently
                                                                              of America. She is particularly honored to have served as one of two
     conducts trainings for
                                                                              instructors for SDIC’s pilot community Self-Defense Class last year.
     clinical staff and the community-at-large in the San Francisco Bay
     Area. Marcella’s devotion to the field stems from her ten-year battle     Sonya is delighted to attend and teach again at SDIC. She salutes
     with anorexia nervosa. Marcella truly believes that recovery is          and is grateful for the consistent leadership efforts of camp organizers.
     possible, and so is loving yourself.

                                                                              Integrating Movement into Your Self Defense Class                   Session A-3
     Body Image Issues, Eating Disorders, and                                 Quad-A-Thon Friday Afternoon
     Empowerment - Strategies for Self-Defense Teachers         Session 1-2




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                                                                                                                            NWMAF Certified SD Instructor
     MAJIKAN NANCY ROTHENBERG                                                YUDIT SIDIKMAN SENSEI                                   ST Guest Instructor


     I am celebrating 25 years of                                            Yudit was born in the United States and immigrated to Israel in 1984.
     training in the martial arts                                            At the age of 28 and pregnant with her fifth child she received her
     this year - what a rich and                                             yellow belt in Judo and has never looked back. Upon receiving her
     fulfilling path it has been! I                                           blue belt in 1995 she began teaching Judo in her home town of
     would like to thank all of my                                                                            Efrat. It was a process of “learn a
     students past and present                                                                                skill on Sunday, teach the skill on
     for being the best teachers                                                                              Monday.” Today Yudit, a third degree
     I have ever had!                                                                                         black belt, teaches wherever she is
                                                                                                              asked to with pleasure.
     I began my training at age
     22, fresh out of college                                                                                   In December 2003 Yudit helped
     and eager to be the best I                                                                                 establish El HaLev (To the Heart),
     could be in a martial art                                                                                  which today has over 30 active
     that was so beautiful and                                                                                  instructors teaching all over Israel.
     so challenging, Poekoelan                                                                                  El HaLev provides many different
     Tjimindie Tulen, from                                                                                      forms of Martial arts and self-
     Indonesia. I became my                                                                                     defense under one roof and
     teacher’s first black belt in                                                                               reaches out to over 5000 people
     1989 and parted ways from that system in 1993.                                                             yearly. In her spare time :-) she is
                                                                                                                doing her MBA. A retired IMPACT
     Since then I have been the owner and head instructor of Spirit of the
                                                                                                                mugger (5 years was just enough),
     Heart Martial Arts and Wellness Center in Northampton, Massachu-
                                                                             Yudit’s newly found love is teaching brick-breaking to anyone willing
     setts. Please come visit if you are in our area. We are expanding to
                                                                             to try, and in particular female soldiers. “There is just nothing like
     offer kung-fu, yoga, massage, belly dancing and drumming classes!
                                                                             seeing the face of a young women breaking through that block of
     I am most inspired right now by my awesome kids program, by my
                                                                             ‘I can’t do this.’”
     personal practice of Wild Goose Qigong and Kundalini Yoga, as well
     as studying with Richard Bartlett, founder of Matrix Energetics. Life
                                                                             The “Ju” in Judo                                                    Session 3-1
     is full. I look forward to sharing myself and my art with all of you.
                                                                             El Halev: To the Heart of Empowerment                               Session 4-1

     Opening Workout                                          Session 1-1
     Bully Me? You Picked the Wrong Girl!                     Session 2-5
     Kwan Dao Power                                           Session 3-2
     Everybody Was Kung-fu Fighting!                          Session 4-2




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     MS. SHEILA SMITH                                     ST Guest Instructor   SENSEI JAYE SPIRO                          NWMAF Certified SD Instructor
                                                                                INSTRUCTOR LISA SANTI                      NWMAF Certified SD Instructor

     Sheila Smith began her martial arts training eight years ago at
     the age of 36 after being convinced by her children’s Taekwon-do                                                      Sensei Jaye Spiro and
     instructor to give it a try. She resisted at first, convinced that she                                                 Instructor Lisa Marie Santi
     wasn’t athletically capable of such a thing, but she eventually                                                       are kicking up a storm with
     succumbed to the instructor’s insistence and has had her life                                                         the girls at SDIC-ST 2011as
     transformed (and possibly saved) through her journey in the                                                           they anchor and coordinate
     martial arts.                                                                                                         the YMA Program!

                                                   She is a 1st dan black                                                 Thirty-five years ago
                                                   belt in Chang-Hon (ITF)                                                Sensei Jaye Spiro attended
                                                   Taekwon-do and trains                                                  the very first Special Training
                                                   and instructs at                                                       in Minnesota. What a thrill for
                                                   Sandalwood Martial           her to see this bold tradition carried on by generations of powerful
                                                   Arts in Victoria,            women. A sixth degree black belt in Ai Mute Shoto-kan Karate and
                                                   British Columbia. She        fifth degree in Modern Arnis, she founded Mejishi Martial Arts in
                                                   has developed a special      Detroit, Michigan in 1979. This year she is teams up with Tang Soo
                                                   passion for instructing      Do Instructor Lisa Santi and the teens and girls of Turn of the Tide
                                                   self-defense and enjoys      and Mejishi to bring a comprehensive youth program to SDIC-ST
                                                   teaching tuls (forms)        2011. She looks forward to the most fun Special Training ever!!!
                                                   with analytical detail.      Instructor Lisa Santi has been training in the Martial Arts for 27
                                                   She also loves to break      years and currently holds the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt in Tang
                                                   things with her bare         Soo Do and 1st Degree Black Belt in American Style Nunchaku. Lisa
     hands and feet. She is a certified personal trainer and brings many         has built a strong Martial Arts Club from the ground up in Grosse
     aspects of her career to her martial arts training.                        Pointe Park, Michigan, and in 2010 she celebrated 20 years of
                                                                                teaching and running Turn of the Tide Martial Arts, where she puts
     Dynamic Stretching -- The New And Improved Warm-up          Session 4-1    the children, their safety, and their spirit first.


                                                                                Meet And Greet For Young Martial Artists                             Session 1-2
                                                                                Safe, Strong And Smart: Girls And Teens Confront
                                                                                The Shadow                                                           Session 3-4
                                                                                Teen And Girls’ Demo Practice                                        Session 3-5
                                                                                YMA Closing: Harmonizing Our Purpose,
                                                                                Revealing Our New Passions                                           Session 4-2
                                                                                Martial Arts Olympics For Girls 1 and 2                 Session 2-3 and 2-4



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     LAUREN TAYLOR                                       NWMAF Certified SD Instructor   HEATHER TURNBULL SENSEI                                 ST Guest Instructor


     Lauren Taylor, lead instructor at Defend Yourself (www.defendyour-                 Heather Turnbull began her formal martial arts training with the
     self.org) has studied and taught self-defense since 1985. She holds                Black Belt Institute in Toronto in 1996 and currently holds a fourth
     the rank of black belt in tae kwon do. She specializes in teaching                 degree in Kempo Karate, a style incorporating Shaolin Chuan Fa
     self-defense to women, to people with disabilities, to LGBTQ people,               (Five Animal) Kung Fu and Shotokan Karate. In 2002, she began
     and to survivors of abuse and assault.                                             studying Arnis and Escrima under Guro Laura Holmes of Combat
                                                                                        Science/Warrior Arts of Asia. As part of the Canadian Team, Heather
     As a teacher, she does
                                                                                        has successfully competed at three WEKAF World Championships
     not have a “one-size-
                                                                                        in Full Contact Stick Fighting and Forms, most recently in Mexico
     fits-all” program and
                                                                                        where she earned a silver and two gold medals. Heather has trained
     strives to adapt verbal
                                                                                        with several internationally recognized Filipino Grandmasters and in
     and physical tech-
                                                                                        2008 in Manila was awarded her Dayang Isa from GM Pepito Robas.
     niques to each student’s
     strengths and challenges.                                                                                              Together with Karen Gray,
     She shares techniques,                                                                                                 Heather co-founded Goddess
     knowledge, and strate-                                                                                                 Martial Arts, an organization
     gies to help promote                                                                                                   promoting wellness, professional
     self-determination and                                                                                                 effectiveness and safety to women
     help students gain insight                                                                                             in the workplace. Heather Sensei
     about the impact of                                                                                                    instructs and trains throughout the
     violence in their personal                                                                                             Black Belt Institute network and
     lives, which increases                                                                                                 values her membership with both
     self-knowledge and builds                                                                                              AWMAI and NWMAF. In addition
     a stronger mind-body                                                                                                   to her marital arts activity, since
     connection. At the same                                                                                                2001 Heather has run her own
     time, participants develop                                                                                             management consulting practice
     a broader awareness of                                                                                                 helping organizations achieve high
     oppression, and how things like sexism and racism contribute to                                                        quality decisions and implement
     violence against women and girls.                                                                                      them effectively.

                                                                                        Currently, she is international President of the Association of Career
     Inclusive Self-Defense Practice: LGBTQ Panel Session 2-3
                                                                                        Professionals (ACP) International, as well as Chair of the Board of
                                                                                        FAME (Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere).


                                                                                        Arnis Applications to Strengthen Your Self-Defense                  Session 2-2




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     YUKO UCHIKAWA                                                                  ERIN WEED


                                                         Yuko Uchikawa              Erin Weed’s sorority sister was murdered at Eastern Illinois
                                                         received a Master of       University in 2001. Just 23 years old at the time, this tragedy lead
                                                         Arts degree in Educa-      her to abandon a career in TV broadcasting and study all aspects of
                                                         tion from Teachers         women’s safety and self-defense. After training with some of the best
                                                         College, Columbia          violence prevention experts in the world, Erin created Girls Fight
                                                         University (2007),         Back, a campaign to empower young women through safety and
                                                         where she focused          self-defense education.
                                                         on Conflict Resolution
                                                                                    She and her international
                                                         and Mediation. Since
                                                                                    team of speakers have
                                                         2010, she has been
                                                                                    reached close to a million
                                                         working as a mediator
                                                                                    women since 2001, and
                                                         at New York Center for
                                                                                    Erin authored a book
                                                         Interpersonal Develop-
                                                                                    titled Girls Fight Back!
                                                         ment, co-mediating
                                                                                    The College Girl’s Guide
                                                         community conflicts
                                                                                    to Protecting Herself.
                                                         as well as working as
                                                                                    Erin has been featured in
                                                         a court mediator to
                                                                                    media including: CNN,
                                                         resolve small claims
                                                                                    The CBS Early Show,
                                                         cases at the civil court
                                                                                    Ladies Home Journal,
                                                         on Staten Island.
                                                                                    The New York Times,
     She co-founded Ruckus Safety Awareness in 1993 and taught                      Glamour, The Washington
     self-defense in New York. In 1997 she started a Ruckus branch in               Post and Marie Claire.
     Japan, and travels throughout the country to teach self-defense,               She was given the Hometown Hero award by John Walsh (Founder
     train instructors, and lecture on self-defense and conflict resolution.         of America’s Most Wanted) and named Best Female Performer 2009
     Yuko has been training in the martial arts since 1992.                         by Campus Activities Magazine.

                                                                                    Erin works as a consultant to companies and non-profits wanting to
     Transforming Conflicts 1 and 2                          Session B-1 and B-2
                                                                                    make a social impact, and is currently writing her second book about
                                                                                    social entrepreneurship.


                                                                                    Business Boot Camp                                    Session 3-1 and 3-2
                                                                                    Business Fireside Chat                                       Session 3-5




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     JAMIE LENO ZIMRON SENSEI                                                   ZOEY ZOTIGH


     Jamie Leno Zimron is a 5th Degree aikido                                                                             Zoey Zotigh has been
     black belt, Class A LPGA Golf Pro, licensed                                                                          training in the martial arts
     psychotherapist and sports psychologist,                                                                             since 2007 at Hand to
     Master Bodyworker and International Citizen                                                                          Hand Kajukenbo Self
     Diplomat. Her aikido-based “Peaceful Power”                                                                          Defense Center in Oakland,
     teachings help transform lives in dojos and                                                                          California. She is also a
     businesses, on the golf course, in the Middle                                                                        member of the Self-Defense
     East, and on all the playing fields of life.                                                                          Program at Hand to Hand,
                                                                                                                          and has assisted and taught
     Jamie Sensei has taught aikido and Mind-Body healing work in
                                                                                                                          classes for adults, high
     the ex-Soviet Union, Israel, Palestine and throughout the US and
                                                                                                                          school, middle school, and
     Canada. She established the Aikido Arts Center of San Francisco;
                                                                                                                          elementary school aged
     ran university aikido programs; was a staff consultant for The
                                                                                                                          people.
     Institute for Personal Change; is a longtime PAWMA and NWMAF
     Trainer; and is a co-founder of the Association of Women Martial           Zoey is fortunate to work with students and adults from a wide
     Arts Instructors and the Middle East Aikido Project. She is a Board        variety of situations and backgrounds, and says that this involvement
     Member of Aiki Extensions and on the Advisory Board of the                 provides her the opportunity to work and live with an open mind and
     Compassionate Listening Project, and works closely with Peace              heart towards everyone. For the past seven years Zoey has been
     Dojos International, Budo For Peace and the PeaceCamp Initiative.          working with middle school students, and knows that self-defense
                                                                                is incredibly important for people at this age. Self-defense classes
     Known as The Golf Sensei, Jamie is the creator of KiAi Golf and
                                                                                have been extremely effective in reducing the number of conflicts
     The KiAi Way Inc. Arabs and Jews are now “meeting on the mat;”
                                                                                at the middle school campus where she works as an after school
     businesspeople are shifting to a new paradigm of peaceful
                                                                                coordinator.
     empowerment, leadership and workplace wellness; and golfers
     are learning to stop “killing the ball” and instead use internal energy-
     power to improve their swing and scores. An all-round exceptional          Developing a Self-Defense Program for
                                                                                Middle School Girls                                                Session 2-1
     athlete, instructor and healer, Jamie Sensei shares a vast synthesis
     of knowledge and experience in her talks and trainings. She is
     acclaimed worldwide for her dynamic teaching style and unique
     ability to guide people to newfound well-being, success and
     peacefully empowered living.


     Aikido Knife and Sword                                      Session 2-1
     Getting Down! Rolling and Falling For Everyone              Session 3-3
     Kokyu Nage: “Breath-Power” Throws                           Session 3-5
     Martial Artist As Healer: Essential Bodywork Techniques     Session 4-1


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            SPECIAL TRAINING – CELEBRATING 35 YEARS!

            2011         Brockport College (Brockport, NY)
            2010         Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
            2009         Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)
            2008         Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva, NY)
            2007         Texas Woman’s University (Denton, TX)
            2006         Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, Il)
            2005         Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, WV)
            2004         Stonehill College (Easton, MA)
            2003         Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)
            2002         Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva, NY)
            2001         Rollins College (Winter Park, FL)




                                                                                                                                         CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
            2000         Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, WV)
            1999         Brock University (St. Catherines, ON, Canada)
            1998         University of Maryland (College Park, MD)


                                                                          CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
            1997         SUNY Geneseo (Geneseo, NY)
            1996         Wheaton College (Norton, MA)
            1995         Evergreen State University (Olympia, WA)
            1994         Texas Woman’s University (Denton, TX)
            1993         Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY)
            1992         Haverford College (Haverford, PA)
            1991         (Chicago, IL)
            1990         (New Haven, CT)
            1989         Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo, CA)
            1988         Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva, NY)
            1987         Kent State University (Kent, OH)
            1986         (New Haven, CT)
            1985         Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva, NY)
            1984         Edinboro University (Edinboro, PA)
            1983         (Lawrenceville, NJ)
            1982         (Provincetown, MA)
            1981         (East Lansing, MI)
            1980         Suffield Academy (Suffield, CT)
            1979         (Rochester, MI)
            1978         Mt. Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA)
            1976         (Lake Minnesota, MN)



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                           WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON                                                                                WEDNESDAY EVENING

     Session A-1                                                         1:00 pm - 1:45 pm      Session A-4                                                            7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

     SDIC Early Program Opening                                                        Conf     The Power of Engagement:
                                                                                                Bluffing, Humor and Distraction                                      Dragonfire           TCC
     Session A-2                                                         1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
                                                                                                Explore early intervention strategies. Learn to honor your own awareness
                                                                                                and take initiative to reduce tension right away. Use humor and distraction to
     Trust Building in Groups                                              Long        Conf
                                                                                                engage or make a connection as a way to interrupt and de-escalate potential
     Share strategies to create more safety, choice and agency within a self-                   conflicts. Tune in to catch cues along the way and learn how exaggeration
     defense class, through dialogue, pair work, and small group activities.                    can help you get past embarrassment as you take charge of your own
     Explore non-threatening ways to introduce movement and touch into                          reactions. Practice saying what you see, using your power to name and
     workshops as a way to increase rapport and reduce anxiety prior to learn-                  frame what is happening in the moment, and honing your ability to set limits.
     ing defensive techniques. Learn the difference between stress and trauma                   Conscious awareness allows you to change the dynamics of situations in
     and the basic physiology of fight-flight-freeze responses and how these                      which you feel threatened.
     impact learning. Help participants build a sensory and emotional vocabulary,
                                                                                                      Exertion Level           Skill Level               Clothing            Appropriate For
     learn to trust and track body cues and practice simple ways to identify and                        Discussion                 All                   No Req               Teens-Adults
     express personal needs and preferences. Develop verbal and physical skills
     to manage fear and anxiety, recognize and maintain boundaries and improve
     communication inside and outside of class.
                                                                                                Transforming Denial into Awareness
          Exertion Level         Skill Level               Clothing           Appropriate For   and Intuition                                                             Koch          Conf
            Discussion               All                   No Req              Teens-Adults
                                                                                                Anger is often viewed as a bad thing - and it can be destructive - however,
                                                                                                we can harness this emotion as a powerful tool for change. Anger can help
     Session A-3                                                         3:30 pm - 5:00 pm      mobilize us through fear and into action, on behalf of ourselves and our
                                                                                                communities. In this session we will examine how we assign responsibility to
     Integrating Movement into Your                                                             ourselves and others and how anger can be a potent tool of self-care. This
     Self Defense Class                                               Richardson       Conf     class is based on Nadia Telsey’s workbook, “Self-Defense from the Inside
                                                                                                Out, A Women’s Workbook for Developing Self-Esteem and Assertiveness
     Self-defense and martial arts instructors use warm-ups for all ages and
                                                                                                Skills for Safety (Breaking Free, 1994).
     audiences. Movement and action-based ice-breakers serve as an effective
     method for students to become aware of their surroundings, introduce                             Exertion Level           Skill Level               Clothing            Appropriate For
     self-defense essentials and explore an array of body-mind strengths. In                            Discussion                 All                   No Req               Teens-Adults

     addition, movement drills performed with partners or in a group among class                Bring note taking materials
     participants help expedite development of trust and camaraderie--truly ben-
     eficial in creating a comfortable setting and optimal learning environment. In
     this class we will practice movement exercises as offered by the instructor as             Session A-5                                                          8:45 pm - 10:00 pm
     well as brainstorm new ones with one another. We can use this conference
     class both to learn new material and share valued knowledge and experi-                    Skill Swap and Snacks                                                                   TCC
     ence we have with others.
                                                                                                Join us for an exciting opportunity to network and share skills, activities and
          Exertion Level         Skill Level               Clothing           Appropriate For   handouts with other self-defense teachers. Refreshments served.
               Low                   All                   No Req                  All




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                                   THURSDAY MORNING                                                                    THURSDAY AFTERNOON

     Session B-1                                                         8:30 am - 10:00 am      Session 1-1                                                     3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

     Transforming Conflicts 1                                            Uchikawa        Conf     Opening Ceremony and Workout                                 Rothenberg        Gym 3
                                                                                                 Join us for the Opening Ceremony of the 35th ST and the first joint SDIC-
     Problems cannot be solved at the level of awareness that created them.”
                                                                                                 ST! After announcements and opening activities Majikan Nancy Rothenberg
     –Albert Einstein
                                                                                                 will lead us in the first workout of SDIC-ST 2011! Women and girls from both
     Who we are and how our society views conflict affect how we navigate                         programs are welcome and encouraged to attend.
     difficult situations. In litigious societies such the United States, disputes are                 Exertion Level     Skill Level               Clothing            Appropriate For
     often handed over to advocates, and a judge makes the final decision. Such                             Med               All                   No Req                   All
     conflict systems encourage us to compete when faced with conflict. When
     we compete, we dig into our positions and cease to understand the needs
     and interests of the other party. We focus more on what the conflict entails
     rather than how we are handling the conflict. We lose sight of options and
     become more invested in the outcome rather than the process.

     In this two part workshop, we will explore conflict through exercises, games,
     theory, and discussions. We will gain an awareness of our own conflict reac-
     tions, understand how our approach may influence the dispute, and consider
     alternative approaches. By increasing our skills and our understanding
     of ourselves and the other party, we will attempt to reach another level of
     awareness and to engage with conflict in a new way.

     The path to peace and nonviolence begins with “peacekeeping.” Self-
     defense functions as a way to maintain peace in our lives, thus we learn
     to be peacekeepers. Conflict Resolution is the next step and functions as
     “peacemaking.” By learning to resolve or transform conflicts in a peaceful
     way, we move towards the ultimate goal of building an everlasting peace in
     our lives, our communities, and our world.
           Exertion Level           Skill Level              Clothing          Appropriate For
             Discussion                 All                  No Req             Teens-Adults

     Bring note taking materials



     Session B-2                                                        10:30 am - 12:00 pm

     Transforming Conflicts 2                                            Uchikawa        Conf
     Continues from session B-2. Participants are required to attend Transforming
     Conflicts 1 in order to participate in Transforming Conflicts 2.
           Exertion Level           Skill Level              Clothing          Appropriate For
             Discussion                 All                  No Req             Teens-Adults

     Bring note taking materials




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                                    THURSDAY EVENING
                                                                                                     Journey From Afrikan Soil To American Shores:
                                                                                                     The History of the Afrikan Martial Arts and
     Session 1-2                                                              6:30 pm - 8:00 pm      Discipline Sciences                           Miller                                   Gym 4
                                                                                                     The purpose of this class is to introduce participants to the Afrikan systems
     Hanbo                                                                      Masi      Gym 1
                                                                                                     in relation to movements and defense techniques. Much of the class is
     Hanbo, a 3’ staff, is the main weapon used in the martial art of Jujutsu.                       centered around history to assure that the students are not left just doing
     Hanbo techniques can also be done using many common items such as a                             movements, but that they have a strong link to the subject matter - especially
     newspaper, umbrella, cane, and walking stick, making hanbo a practical self                     in relation to their own systems. This class is also a source of information as
     defense weapon. A basic blocking and striking sequence will be practiced                        to the warriorship of the Afrikan continent in conjunction with other cultures.
     followed by the use of the Hanbo to defend oneself with throws and lockups.                     Visual aids will be a strong part of this class in addition to warrior routines
     All techniques will be taught with a self defense perspective, with the bunkai                  that can be easily learned and maintained.
     (application) quickly introduced. No falling experience is needed.
                                                                                                           Exertion Level            Skill Level               Clothing             Appropriate For
            Exertion Level            Skill Level             Clothing             Appropriate For         Discussion-Med                All                   No Req                    All
                 Med                      All                Full Uniform              Adults
                                                                                                     Bring two arnis/kali sticks or (2ft) long medium weight and thickness dowels
     Bring hanbo/jo/escrima stick if possible (I will have some)


                                                                                                     Body Image Issues, Eating Disorders,
     Flow Drills 1: Simple & Effective Flow Drills                          Dragonfire     Gym 2      and Empowerment – Strategies for
     Through various flow drills we will feel the basic principles of martial arts of                 Self-Defense Teachers                                                Raimondo            Conf
     Give-Take-Take Over using the other person’s energy to accomplish your                          Addressing eating disorders and body image issues can greatly strengthen
     defensive goals.                                                                                self defense programs, since devaluing one’s body often blocks any
            Exertion Level            Skill Level              Clothing            Appropriate For   attempts at empowerment for self-protection. The consequences of eating
              Low-High                    All                  No Req                   All          disorders and body image issues are very real and very negative. There is
                                                                                                     ample evidence to suggest that these issues can impact physical and mental
     Meet And Greet For Young Martial Artists                                   Spiro     Gym 3      health, as well as healthy sexual development. When a girl feels badly about
                                                                                                     her body, she is not likely to take care of it or herself, leaving her at risk for
     Would you like to have fun, make new friends and learn about your sister                        violence and other unwanted behaviors.
     martial artists near and far? Instructor Santi, Sensei Jaye and the teens from
     Turn of the Tide Martial Arts in Detroit have put together some playful and                     This interactive workshop will review the research around eating disorders
     martial activities to engage our teens and girls with each other. These games                   and body image, focusing on cultural and psychosocial dynamics, especially
     will help us creatively explore who we are and help everyone interact. Adults                   the media. The workshop will also include some teaching modalities one
     attending to support the girls are welcome.                                                     can bring to a self-defense workshop for girls. This workshop is designed
                                                                                                     to bring participants’ experiences and viewpoints into collaboration, with the
            Exertion Level            Skill Level              Clothing            Appropriate For
                 Med                      All                  No Req                Girls-Teens     aim of proposing strategies to address eating disorders and body image
                                                                                                     issues in our self-defense programming.

     Sparring Drills – Tae Kwon Do Style!                                         BB      Gym 5            Exertion Level            Skill Level               Clothing             Appropriate For
                                                                                                             Discussion                  All                   No Req                    All
     We’ll focus on ball of foot front kick, side kick, roundhouse turning kick, hook,
     axle, and straight leg back spinning kick. At least half a dozen Tae Kwon                       Bring note taking materials
     Do Kicks in their multiple variations on a similar theme. These kicks can be
     executed as singles (from front or back leg), doubles, jumping, spinning to
     the back, in-to-out, out-to-in, and even out of rolls (forwards and backwards)
     down on the ground. Kickin’ can be fun!
            Exertion Level            Skill Level              Clothing            Appropriate For
              Med-High                    All                  No Req                   All




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                                      FRIDAY MORNING
                                                                                                      Basic Bo (bo No Kihon Kata)                                              Factor        Gym 3
                                                                                                      Kobudo - traditional arts that employ weapons - bring out unique aspects of
     Wakeup Session                                                         6:00 am - 7:00 am         our training. In this introductory class we cover shito-ryu basics for handling
                                                                                                      the bo (long staff), and learn the first kata. Through this kata we will work
     Early Bird Workout                                                     Lathrop          TCC      on both offensive and defensive techniques, and the stances deployed to
     Borrowing from the marital arts and dance worlds, we’ll do some gradual                          deliver these techniques. We’ll also look at analogous empty-hand forms,
     morning warm ups to open the body, and then address whatever kinds                               and how the shape of a technique changes to optimize the bo’s strengths.
     of aches and pains women are having by doing related stretches and                               The eventual ideal is to naturalize the use of the weapon so that it becomes
     massages. Nice morning fare designed to prepare your mind and body for                           a true extension of one’s body.
     the day ahead.                                                                                          Exertion Level           Skill Level               Clothing             Appropriate For
                                                                                                                  Med               1+ years training          Uniform Top                All
            Exertion Level            Skill Level              Clothing             Appropriate For
                 Low                      All                  No Req                    All
                                                                                                      Bring a staff or bo


     Session 2-1                                                          8:30 am - 10:00 am
                                                                                                      Board Breaking 101                                                      Chapaty         Gym 5
     Take A Seat 1                                                               Hale      Gym 1      Sparring is necessary in many arts, but for some women it can be an
     Practicing from a seated position and exploring motion, intention, awareness                     anxiety-causing experience. Many of us don’t like to get hit, but if you spar
     and action. Most human sit, but most martial artists train from standing, a                      you’re going to get hit. For women with a history of abuse, this can be
     few from seiza. What responses to an attack are available to a seated per-                       troublesome. This workshop offers a gentler, more powerful approach to
     son? Molly has practiced Aikido for twenty years, nine of those years from                       becoming confidently centered in a fight. Do you need a breakthrough in
     a wheelchair, and is discovering effective movements for seated individuals.                     this area? Then this class is for YOU.
     Suitable for anyone willing to come and sit awhile. An aid to any teacher who                           Exertion Level            Skill Level               Clothing            Appropriate For
     encounters potential students using wheelchair mobility or any student in                                    Low                      All                   No Req                   All
     a wheelchair. Session 1 and 2 complement each other, but you can attend
                                                                                                      Bring an open heart!
     either or both sessions.
            Exertion Level            Skill Level             Clothing              Appropriate For
              Low-Med                     All          Long Pants, Uniform Top       Teens-Adults
                                                                                                      Aikido Knife and Sword                                                    Zimron          Judo
                                                                                                      Disarming an attacker when you are unarmed/“empty-handed,” or holding
     Those Nine Basic Skills — And What We                                                            a seemingly less powerful weapon than your attacker, requires facing fear,
     Still Need To Improve                                                       Miller    Gym 2      making wise movements and turning the situation around in some very cool
                                                                                                      ways. Come learn vital principles and classic disarming techniques in the
     Participants will be reintroduced to the kinetic concepts of basic skills in                     face of blade attacks. Transformational training!
     relation to martial arts and their own bodies (especially useful for those over
     the age of 30!). We will identify what skills are limited and how to readjust,                          Exertion Level           Skill Level               Clothing             Appropriate For
                                                                                                               Med-High            Adv - some ability          Long Pants                 All
     especially in a combat direct situation with individuals who are exceptionally                                                  to take falls             Uniform Top
     large and/or strong. We will be looking at the new way that urban predators
     attack with knives and guns. All participants will be asked to demonstrate                       Bring knife (tanto) and/or sword (bokken) if possible
     one of their best and/or favorite techniques to be analyzed from an urban
     perspective.
           Exertion Level             Skill Level              Clothing             Appropriate For
           Discussion- Med                All                  No Req                    All

     Bring a length of rope, like a jump rope for a single person




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     Developing a Self-Defense Program                                                                   Introduction to Iaido                                                       Masi        Gym 3
     for Middle School Girls                                                    Zotigh           Conf    A rare opportunity for girls to learn Japanese sword from Shihan Masi. A
     Girls face a lot of challenges in today’s world. A self-defense program at the                      style usually reserved for adults, this time the girls get to learn Iaido.
     middle school level empowers them to develop assertiveness, courage, and                                  Exertion Level          Skill Level              Clothing               Appropriate For
     trust in their own intuition and abilities. During this workshop, we’ll explore                                Med                    All                 Full Uniform          YMA; Others welcome
     exercises and drills to teach this age group verbal and physical self-defense
     skills in a safe and supported way. In addition, we’ll gain insight into how                        Bring bokken/wooden sword (I will have some)
     middle school students behave, and consider why and how this behavior can
     work to our advantage in teaching self-defense. We’ll also have a chance to
     practice what we’ve learned, and to discuss ways to set up after school and                         Facing Your Sparring Ghosts                                          Chapaty            Gym 5
     community-based programs. By developing programs for middle school age                              Get a taste of how Olympic Taekwondo athletes prepare for competition
     students, we can build bridges to our youth and empower them to say “I am                           through drills meant to strengthen core muscles in the body and build
     worth defending.”                                                                                   stamina. This high-level workout is open to anyone who wants to test her
           Exertion Level             Skill Level             Clothing               Appropriate For     mind and body. You don’t have to be in excellent condition to take this class.
             Discussion                   All                 No Req                  Teens-Adults       Come as you are, and prepare to emerge tired, but serene and strong.
     Bring note taking materials                                                                               Exertion Level          Skill Level               Clothing              Appropriate For
                                                                                                                 Low-Med                   All                   No Req                     All

                                                                                                         Sparring gear preferred

     Session 2-2                                                           10:30 am - 12:00 pm
                                                                                                         Introduction to Silat Seni Gayong 1                                         Para          Judo
     Defenses Against Random Attacks                                      Dragonfire           Gym 1
                                                                                                         This introduction to Silat Seni Gayong will teach empty hand techniques
     Bring ideas and questions about techniques from your own martial art and                            including both soft and hard techniques. Bunga (bay flower dance) and yoi
     we’ll practice them and come up with new ideas on how to expand and                                 (art of slapping/female strike) will be taught as well as an overview of the
     simplify responses to attacks.                                                                      hard techniques including tangkapan (art of locking and choking), belian (art
           Exertion Level             Skill Level             Clothing               Appropriate For     of tearing), and pukulan and kombat (arts of striking). This class will also
             Low-High                    Adv                  No Req                      All            feature a demonstration to showcase the diversity of Gayong.
                                                                                                               Exertion Level          Skill Level               Clothing              Appropriate For
                                                                                                                 Low-Med                   All            Long Pants, Uniform Top       Teens-Adults
     Arnis Applications to Strengthen
     Your Self-Defense                                                        Turnbull        Gym 2
     Regardless of your preferred style or martial arts experience, incorporating                        Engaging Men and Boys as Activists
     the fundamentals of Arnis can transform your self-defense capability and                            and Allies                                                                 Porter         Conf
     improve overall effectiveness. Working through a series of empty-hand and                           Yes, 95% of perpetrators of sexual assault are straight men. But 94% of men
     weapons drills (including sinawalis), participants will acquire new techniques                      will never perpetrate this crime. So what is their role? To work to promote
     as well as discover the practical applications behind the theory of “give, take,                    change. Come discuss and experience ways to engage men and boys in
     take over!”                                                                                         preventing and responding to violence against women. Challenge the domi-
           Exertion Level             Skill Level             Clothing               Appropriate For     nant story of masculinity, and help to formulate a counter story. Learn about
                Med                       All                Long Pants               Teens-Adults       the research of David Lisak on “The Undetected Rapist.” Check out what is
                                                                                                         happening on college campuses and in young adult programs to engage
     If you have them, bring your kali/arnis sticks and training knives, and wear comfortable clothing
     and footwear.                                                                                       men as activists and allies in this work.
                                                                                                               Exertion Level          Skill Level               Clothing              Appropriate For
                                                                                                                 Discussion                All                   No Req                 Teens-Adults




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                                    FRIDAY AFTERNOON                                         Session 2-3                                                             1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


     Quad-A-Thon                                           1:00 pm - 5:00 pm                 Martial Arts Olympics For Girls 1                                           Spiro       Gym 3
     Detailed class descriptions in the Quad-A-Thon program                                  Calling all girls 4-16 for the Martial Arts Olympics! Here every girl can push
                                                                                             herself to do more than she thought she could. To win you need to do your
     Flow-A-Thon                                                                  Gym 1      best and you will earn a brilliant star to wear proudly on your uniform. First
                                                                                             session competition events will include most kicks without setting your foot
     Barbara Feldman – Qigong: A wonderful seed from which to sprout the key                 down, most push ups, sit ups, most back breakfalls in 30 seconds and flag
     elements of internal martial arts and flow power.                                        sparring. Come to one or both sessions. Older teens and adults are encour-
                                                                                             aged to come and judge or support these young athletes. Fun for all!!!!
     Wendy Lathrop – Kung Fu: Apply the 5 elements, and move from the center
                                                                                                   Exertion Level            Skill Level               Clothing             Appropriate For
     while exploring tiger, crane, snake, and dragon.                                                   High                     All                   No Req                 Girls-Teens

     Feldman and Lathrop – Tai Chi Chuan: We begin with standing meditation
     and then experience expansive and contractive power.                                    Basic Tonfa                                                             Dibelka         Gym 5
                                                                                             This class will cover the history and basic use of the tonfa including: blocks,
     Jamie Zimron – Aikido: Focus on the Blend in Aikido and experience the                  strikes, punches, and flips. We will learn combination waza (techniques) and
     surprising effortless, effective power in “going with the flow.”                         a short kata to reinforce skills.

           Exertion Level             Skill Level             Clothing     Appropriate For         Exertion Level            Skill Level              Clothing              Appropriate For
             Low-Med                      All                 No Req         Teen-Adult                 Med                      All           Long Pants, Uniform Top           All

                                                                                             Tonfa available for purchase from instructor or bring your own.

     Sweat-A-Thon                                                                 Gym 2

     Shifu/Sensei Kore’ Grate – Start the journey from the Ground: warm-ups,
                                                                                             I Bet He Didn’t See That Coming:
     Judo-newaza, safe-falling drills, arm bars, and chokes.                                 Improvised Weapons                                                          Davis         Judo
                                                                                             If attacked we may get caught empty handed - or at least the attacker thinks
     Shihan Linda “Ramzy” Ranson – Takin’ it to the Streets: High energy,                    we are. Learn how to use the simple things we carry and walk past everyday
     power-packed self-defense drills that will get you going.                               as weapons against an aggressive and overconfident attacker.
     Sifu Sonya Richardson – Working it Out: Apply your sparring skills, connect                   Exertion Level            Skill Level               Clothing             Appropriate For
                                                                                                     Low-Med                     All                   No Req                Teens-Adults
     with partners, and take your sparring to the next level.
                                                                                             Bring things you carry everyday to use as improvised weapons
     Gura Sally Johnson Van Wright – Modern Arnis: Because we’re never too
     tired to have fun...games and drills from Modern Arnis.

           Exertion Level             Skill Level             Clothing     Appropriate For
                                                                                             Inclusive Self-Defense Practice:
             Med-High                     All                Uniform Top     Teen-Adult      LGBTQ Panel                                                            Webster            Conf

     No falling or arnis experience required. Bring 2 canes if you can                       In our self-defense practice, we all teach gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender/
                                                                                             queer-questioning people, whether we are aware of it or not. This interactive,
                                                                                             practical workshop will help you to make your self-defense classes more
                                                                                             relevant and welcoming to LGBTQ people and, if you’d like, to develop an
                                                                                             LGBTQ-specific curriculum. We’ll also explore reasons to be good at teach-
                                                                                             ing LGBTQ individuals; similarities and differences in risks that LGBTQ and
                                                                                             straight/gender-conforming people face, and strategies for responding to a
                                                                                             range of threats, from micro-aggressions to physical attacks.
                                                                                                   Exertion Level            Skill Level               Clothing             Appropriate For
                                                                                                     Discussion                  All                   No Req                Teens-Adults



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     Session 2-4                                                        3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
                                                                                                  Teaching Special Populations:
                                                                                                  When Your Sexual Assault Survivor
     Martial Arts Olympics For Girls 2                                     Spiro      Gym 3
                                                                                                  is also a Military Veteran                                             Factor          Conf
     The Martial Arts Olympics continue! This session events will include a short
                                                                                                  You’ve seen the news articles, maybe heard some stories from your own
     race, focus high kick, flying kick, forms and improvised forms. Come to one
                                                                                                  students and friends. Sexual assault against women in military service is
     or both sessions. Older teens and adults are encouraged to come and judge
                                                                                                  being called “epidemic” in the media. And there are fewer avenues for
     or support these young athletes. Fun for all!!!!
                                                                                                  redress - and more risks around reporting - for women in military service
           Exertion Level            Skill Level            Clothing          Appropriate For     than for civilian women.
                High                     All                No Req              Girls-Teens
                                                                                                  Almost a third of all women who have been sexually assaulted will develop
                                                                                                  some symptoms of long-term post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); female
     Self-Defense Empowerment Model                                                               military veterans face unique risk factors that affect their diagnosis and
                                                                                                  subsequent treatment. While there is a lot that both civilians and women
     Course 1: Laying the Foundation                                   Heffernan      Gym 5
                                                                                                  in the military share when it comes to sexual assault and PTSD, there are
     Let’s take a look at violence in a social context and build an understand-                   also significant distinctions that self-defense instructors need to understand
     ing for what true personal safety looks like. We will examine the role of the                to better serve these women. In this seminar you’ll look at the kinds of
     “isms” (sexism, racism, size-ism and more) in our perceptions of ourselves                   situations that are more likely to give rise to chronic PTSD, circumstances
     and in the way others perceive and interact with us. We will examine the                     specific to women veterans, and the Seattle Veterans Administration Medical
     violence continuum and use of force continuum as it relates to everyday                      Center’s (VAMC) treatment protocol, Taking Charge. You will engage in some
     life and gain an understanding of our rights and responsibilities as strong,                 of the exercises done by Taking Charge participants. And you may even
     capable self-defenders and wonderwomen. You can attend any or all of the                     challenge yourself to dig into your own beliefs about the military and those
     SDEMC classes.                                                                               who serve.
           Exertion Level            Skill Level            Clothing          Appropriate For     This material is drawn from Joanne Factor’s seven years of experience
                Low                      All                No Req             Teens-Adults
                                                                                                  with the Taking Charge team, led by Drs. Wendy David and Ann Cotton, at
     Bring notebook and pen/pencil                                                                Seattle’s VAMC as the Self-Defense Physical Skills Instructor and co-author
                                                                                                  of the Taking Charge Therapists’ Treatment Manual.
                                                                                                        Exertion Level          Skill Level               Clothing            Appropriate For
     Hojojutsu – The Japanese Martial Art of                                                              Discussion                All                   No Req               Teens-Adults
     Securing Prisoner with Rope                                           Masi         Judo
                                                                                                  Bring note taking materials
     Hojojutsu is the Japanese martial art of securing a prisoner with rope and
     is in use today by police officers in Japan. Hojojutsu uses principles of body
     mechanics to create an increased amount of discomfort should the prisoner
     try to escape. Basic rope safety will be discussed followed by a presenta-
     tion and practice of hojojutsu rope bundling, required to perform a hojojutsu
     technique. A hojojutsu rope tie will be taught in conjunction with a Jujutsu
     takedown and lockup. To assure safety and comfort, the class will be split
     into three sections: super light, moderate, and full with regard to the
     tightness of the hojojutsu tie.
           Exertion Level            Skill Level        Clothing              Appropriate For
                Med                      All           Full Uniform           Adults (21+ only)




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                                      FRIDAY EVENING
                                                                                                The Art of No Defense                                                 Hale       Gym 1
                                                                                                Many years ago an incorrect address found me at a Model Mugging course.
     Session 2-5                                                         6:30 pm - 8:00 pm      Acting from a place of ”no coincidences”, I signed up for the program,
                                                                                                learning self-defense techniques and moving through the shadows of my
     Kata – Thinking Outside the Box                                   Dragonfire     Gym 3      own rape encounters. I felt empowered and a deep sense of responsibility
     This Kata classes challenges participants to think outside their normal kata               when it became clear that I could take a human life. “Looking for openings”
     performance practice. We will be working with themes within the kata that                  in any attack continued to resonate.
     relate to actual defenses.
                                                                                                27 years training in Aikido, plus becoming quadriplegic, kept bringing it
           Exertion Level            Skill Level            Clothing          Appropriate For   home to me that the “openings” I was looking for were within me. How do
             Low-High                    All                No Req                 All          we care for ourselves from a place of Center? How do we move in the world
                                                                                                physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually in balance and receptivity?
                                                                                                How do we be aware of conditions within and around us, assess a situation,
     Ba Gua Qigong                                                      Feldman      Gym 2      and act with compassion?
     Ba Gua Qigong (energy work) opens, strengthens, makes more flexible,                        The founder of Aikido, said “The Art of Peace begins with you. Work on
     and knits together the body and mind. It prepares the body for twisting,                   yourself and your appointed task in the Art of Peace. Everyone has a spirit
     spiraling movements evident in Ba Gua and present in all martial arts. It also             that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable
     has the ability to deepen our understanding of and improve many martial                    path to follow. You are here for no other purpose than to realize your inner
     arts techniques. Ba Gua Qigong exercises are based on four pairs of ani-                   divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment. Foster peace in your own
     mals, one yang, one yin: lion, rhinoceros, chicken, snake, dragon, phoenix,                life and then apply the Art to all that you encounter.”
     bear, and monkey. All but the snake have three levels of exercise, each with
     an accompanying bounce or shake. Most of them are easy to remember but                     In this workshop, we will explore, through talking and physical practices,
     not necessarily easy to execute. Traditional training was to learn one animal              how to honor our respective martial art and self-defense practices, while
     at a time by doing it for 100 days. Of the eight animals of Ba Gua Qigong,                 engaging an idea of No Defense. “Your spirit is the true shield.”
     we will cover two or three: Lion, Rhinoceros, and Phoenix. Each one, in its
                                                                                                     Exertion Level       Skill Level               Clothing            Appropriate For
     own way, strengthens the body, makes it more flexible, and builds internal                            Low                 All                   No Req               Teens-Adults
     connections.
           Exertion Level            Skill Level         Clothing             Appropriate For
                Med                      All            Long Pants                 All          Introduction to Silat Seni Gayong 2                                   Para         Judo
                                                                                                Continuation of hard and soft techniques. Bunga (bay flower dance) and yoi
                                                                                                (art of slapping/female strike) will be taught as well as an overview of the
     Self-Defense Empowerment Model                                                             hard techniques including tangkapan (art of locking and choking), belian (art
     Course 2: Stocking the Toolkit                                    Heffernan     Gym 5      of tearing), and pukulan and kombat (arts of striking). This class will also
     What if we could prevent an attack before it happened? “You are already                    feature a demonstration to showcase the diversity of this art.
     an expert in predicting human behaviour” (Gavin de Becker). In our time                         Exertion Level       Skill Level              Clothing             Appropriate For
     together for class 2, we will examine the stages of assault and learn to                          Low-Med                All           Long Pants, Uniform Top      Teens-Adults
     recognize aggression in its earliest stages. We will learn to move about
     our world with confidence and an ability to see danger and react early.
     Understanding body language (our own and others) and communication                         Bully Me? You Picked the Wrong Girl!                           Rothenberg          TCC
     (non-verbal and verbal) will put us on the track to creating a safe and happy
     world for ourselves, our loved ones, and our students. You can attend any or               This class focuses on various choices we have when faced with a bully. Lots
     all of the SDEMC classes.                                                                  of role-plays will give us lots of chances to practice the following techniques:
                                                                                                ignoring, walking away, agreeing, disagreeing and standing up for yourself,
           Exertion Level            Skill Level            Clothing          Appropriate For   saying something random, acting crazy, screaming, and distracting.
                Low                      All                No Req             Teens-Adults
                                                                                                     Exertion Level       Skill Level               Clothing            Appropriate For
     Bring notebook and pen/pencil                                                                     Discussion             All                   No Req                YMA 6-12




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                               SATURDAY MORNING
                                                                                               Intermediate Bo (rohai No Kon)                                              Factor       Gym 5
                                                                                               In this intermediate class we cover additional shito-ryu for handling the bo
     Wakeup Session                                                     6:00 am - 7:00 am      (long staff), and learn an intermediate kata, Rohai No Kon. This kata takes
                                                                                               the traditional Rohai form, characterized by quick, graceful and balanced
     Early Bird Workout                                                 Lathrop       TCC      movements, and adds the challenge of a bo. This kata covers a greater
     Borrowing from the marital arts and dance worlds, we’ll do morning warm                   variety of techniques, and uses the full length of the bo and builds on
     ups to open the body, and then address whatever kinds of aches and pains                  qualities of speed, grace and balance while extending our reach. The even-
     women are having by doing related stretches and massages.                                 tual ideal is to naturalize the use of the weapon, so it becomes a true exten-
                                                                                               sion of one’s body. Participants who already know the empty-hand
          Exertion Level         Skill Level               Clothing          Appropriate For
               Low                   All                   No Req                 All
                                                                                               kata Rohai will appreciate the contrast to this version using a bo.
                                                                                                      Exertion Level           Skill Level                Clothing              Appropriate For
                                                                                                           Med          Experience w/ bo required        Uniform Top             Teens-Adults
     Session 3-1                                                       8:30 am - 10:00 am
                                                                                               Bring staff or bo

     Take A Seat 2                                                         Hale     Gym 1
     Practicing from a seated position and exploring motion, intention, awareness              The “Ju” in Judo                                                         Sidikman          Judo
     and action. Most human sit, but most martial artists train from standing,                 The “Ju” in Judo will analyze the use of energy shifts that makes Judo a
     a few from seiza. What responses to an attack are available to a seated                   “soft-style.” Using techniques ranging from very traditional Joshi Judo as
     person? Molly has practiced Aikido for twenty years, nine of those years                  taught by Fukuda Sensei to simple across-the-styles throws and takedowns,
     from a wheelchair, and is discovering effective movements for seated                      we will use our bodies to build machines for transferring weight and analyze
     individuals. Suitable for anyone willing to come and sit awhile. An aid to any            the action-reaction physics of “Ju” - gentle, flowing, flexible.
     teacher who encounters potential students using wheelchair mobility or any
                                                                                                      Exertion Level            Skill Level                Clothing             Appropriate For
     student in a wheelchair. Session 1 and 2 complement each other, but you                            Med-High                   Adv            Gi (Full Uniform) Preferred    Teens-Adults
     can attend either or both sessions.
                                                                                               Basic falling and rolling (ukemi) are a benefit. Bring a smile
          Exertion Level         Skill Level            Clothing             Appropriate For
            Low-Med                  All         Long Pants, Uniform Top      Teens-Adults
                                                                                               Business Boot Camp                                                           Weed          Conf
                                                                                               Do you run a martial arts school that offers self-defense classes? Are you
     Flow Drills 2: Elbow Flow Drill                                  Dragonfire     Gym 2      a self-defense instructor and want to start holding classes, but don’t know
     The Elbow Flow Drill builds on the techniques introduced in Flow Drills 1, but            where to begin when it comes to marketing, finance, media exposure or
     even if you didn’t come to that session you can come to this one! The Elbow               other business issues? Would you like to teach women’s self-defense as
     Flow Drill is a wonderful drill that incorporates elbow strikes, joint locks, and         a side job? Do you already teach martial arts or self-defense as a full-time
     simple blocking movements. This drill encourages fluid movement from one                   career? Do you want to kick things up to the next level?
     defense to another using effective defensive themes.
                                                                                               Erin and her team of international speakers have reached one million
          Exertion Level         Skill Level               Clothing          Appropriate For   women with the message of peace and girl power, and she brings her
            Low-High                 All                   No Req                 All          business and non-profit consulting experience to this special double ses-
                                                                                               sion workshop. She will cover the basics of business, public relations and
                                                                                               community outreach and apply these principles specifically to the world of
     Olympian Conditioning                                             Chapaty      Gym 3      women’s self-defense and martial arts. By first identifying the “ecosystem”
     Who knew challenging the body while practicing martial arts concepts could                in which we exist, each participant will leave with a customized plan to
     be so much fun? In this fun, interactive class, students will learn to improve            create and maintain a brand, implement effective marketing techniques,
     balance with Chicken Fight, keep a lower center of gravity with Sumo, and                 utilize the media, and prepare for financial issues that face professionals
     learn how to dodge and duck attacks with Matrix.                                          teaching women about safety.

          Exertion Level         Skill Level               Clothing          Appropriate For          Exertion Level            Skill Level               Clothing              Appropriate For
               High                  All                   No Req                 All                   Discussion                  All                   No Req                 Teens-Adults




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     Session 3-2                                                          10:30 am - 12:00 pm
                                                                                                   Kick Like You’ve Never Kicked Before!                                      BB        Gym 5

     Am I Wrong For Wearing It Long?: Defense                                                      After a short, sweet ‘n sweaty warm-up we’ll partner up for a progression
     Against Hair Pulls                                                       Davis     Gym 1      of sparring drills aimed at combinations, counters, footwork, fakes, and
                                                                                                   you name it. Whatever you think it takes to get in and make your move
     In attack situations attackers like to pull hair, and our hair can be used as                 successfully and succinctly! Besides learning new techniques we’ll also
     a weapon against us. In this class you will to use your hair against your                     share our favorite attack or defense for all to try! Then we’ll get down to the
     attacker by applying leverage and body mechanics.                                             business of sparring with single & multiple attackers, ultimately having some
            Exertion Level            Skill Level             Clothing           Appropriate For   rounds of tag team sparring. Come further your skills and have fun doing it!
                 Med                      All                 No Req              Teens-Adults
                                                                                                         Exertion Level          Skill Level               Clothing            Appropriate For
                                                                                                           Med-High               Int-Adv                 Long Pants                All
     Bring a notebook and pen



     Kwan Dao Power                                                      Rothenberg     Gym 2      The Pressure Points Of Hakkoryu Jujutsu                                  Masi          Judo

     Channel your warrior self while practicing with the Kwan-Dao, also called                     Hakkoryu Jujutsu uses many points along the body’s meridian system
     the Green Dragon or Crescent Moon Broadsword. It is made up of a long                         (energy pathway) to cause pain but not injury to an attacker. Rather than
     curving blade used for slicing and chopping attached to a long pole that                      strike and cause injury, pressure is put on points to distract and control the
     tapers up to a sharp pointed end used for stabbing and thrusting. Long ago                    attacker. In this class, we will learn techniques making use of pressure points
     this heavy weapon was used on horseback by only the strongest of men.                         on various meridians and then apply them to joint locking and throwing
     It was also used to test one’s strength against another. Practicing with the                  techniques. Plenty of detail and practice time will be given so that everyone
     Kwan-Dao builds strenth, stamina and flexibility.                                              goes away with success. This class will be taught on an advanced level and
                                                                                                   open only to black belts or equivalent (of any martial art).
     If you have never wielded a weapon, or if you are adept at weapons training,                        Exertion Level          Skill Level              Clothing             Appropriate For
     join me for an introduction to this majestic weapon. We will learn Kwan-Dao                              Med                   Adv                  Full Uniform              Adults
     techniques and begin to learn a Kwan-Dao form. A fun challenge for your
     mind and body!
            Exertion Level            Skill Level             Clothing           Appropriate For   Business Boot Camp (continued)                                          Weed           Conf
                 Med                   Int-Adv                No Req              Teens-Adults
                                                                                                   Continued from session 3-1. This class will run from 8:30-12:00 and
     Bring staff or bo                                                                             participants must attend starting with session 3-1.
                                                                                                         Exertion Level          Skill Level               Clothing            Appropriate For
                                                                                                           Discussion                All                   No Req               Teens-Adults
     The Sister Twins – Dance And Martial Arts                                Miller    Gym 3
                                                                                                   Bring note taking materials
     Participants will be introduced to the various historical connections
     between dance and martial arts. Students will have plenty of opportunity to
     participate in this workshop. It is a YMA class, but all women young at
     heart are welcome to attend!
            Exertion Level            Skill Level             Clothing           Appropriate For
                 Med                      All                 No Req                  All

     Bring a long scarf or flowing length of cloth




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                                SATURDAY AFTERNOON
                                                                                                  Self-Defense Empowerment Model
                                                                                                  Course 3: Building Walls and Windows                                 Heffernan         Gym 5
     Session 3-3                                                         1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
                                                                                                  Good fences make good neighbours. Take control and ownership of
                                                                                                  your personal bubble as we work on boundary setting. We are capable of
     Introduction to Silat Seni Gayong - Weapons                              Para     Gym 1      communicating to others our boundaries and limits, it’s just that many of us
     Overview of weapons and weapon techniques for Silat Seni Gayong.                             have spent a lifetime doing the opposite. Let’s use our voice, our brain and
     Demonstrations with weapons specific to Malay Silat. Weapon instruction                       our breath. Come in and work on your politeness disorder with Janet. She
     including jurus (forms), kombat, and locking techniques with weapons. Knife                  knows politeness, eh. She’s a Canadian. You can attend any or all of the
     and Cindai (flexible weapons) techniques will be featured.                                    SDEMC classes.
            Exertion Level            Skill Level          Clothing             Appropriate For         Exertion Level            Skill Level               Clothing            Appropriate For
              Low-Med                     All       Long Pants, Uniform Top      Teens-Adults                Low                      All                   No Req               Teens-Adults

                                                                                                  Bring notebook and pen/pencil

     Kata Crystals:
     Body Conditioning Through Kata                                      Feldman       Gym 2
                                                                                                  Getting Down! Rolling and Falling
     Body conditioning is often treated as a separate part of our martial arts                    For Everyone                                                             Zimron          Judo
     training, apart from basics, sparring, and forms. As such, it is sometimes
                                                                                                  Fear of Falling is an instinctual human sense that can be scary – but also
     frustrating for those women whose muscles and structures make performing
                                                                                                  fun! Rolling and falling skills increase agility, enhance every martial art and
     traditional conditioning exercises such as push ups and leg lifts an experi-
                                                                                                  sport, and could save your life. Falling can be easy, safe, natural, and even
     ence in failure. However, practicing kata or forms can be a useful vehicle
                                                                                                  hard-core cases have learned how using Jamie Sensei’s aiki-approach!
     for improving body conditioning, making our martial arts journey feel more
     successful while building muscles and strengthening the whole body. This                     Basic skills will be taught, including forward and backward rolls, side and
     class uses visualization and imagination. It helps tailor our journey to meet                front falls, and break falls for those ready to fly. Then we’ll drill being thrown
     our individual needs as we improve our martial arts techniques. And it hones                 and falling. Open to both adults and kids. No experience necessary - only
     and polishes our forms.                                                                      childlike willingness to try new things and become more agile and free.
            Exertion Level            Skill Level          Clothing             Appropriate For         Exertion Level            Skill Level              Clothing             Appropriate For
              Med-High                    All             Long Pants                 All                     Med                      All           Long Pants, Uniform Top          All

     Need to know at least one form

                                                                                                  “Did That Really Just Happen?”: Taking
     Gee Games!                                                          Chapaty       Gym 3      A Look at Racial Micro-Aggressions                                      DeFour           Conf

     Buoy your self-confidence through the empowering practice of board                            As noted in the February 2009 Journal of the American Psychological
     breaking. Learn how the technique-focused martial artist uses accuracy,                      Association, “some racism is so subtle that neither victim nor perpetrator
     power, and follow-through to break whitewood pine. The workshop ends with                    may entirely understand what is going on -- which may be especially toxic
     the popular “Breaking for a Breakthrough” exercise. Students of all arts—                    for people of color.” What tools do self-defense instructors need to respond
     even those that do not break boards as part of their practice—are welcome!                   to racist micro-aggression? What strategies can we offer our students?
                                                                                                  We will take a special look at racial micro-aggressions as they occur in
            Exertion Level            Skill Level             Clothing          Appropriate For   organizations. This workshop is sure to provide insights, raise questions,
                 Med                      All                 No Req                 All
                                                                                                  and offer practice opportunities for women of color and white allies.
     Bring a fun attitude!
                                                                                                        Exertion Level            Skill Level               Clothing            Appropriate For
                                                                                                          Discussion                  All                   No Req               Teens-Adults




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     Session 3-4                                                        3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
                                                                                                Defense Against The Japanese Sword                                       Masi          Judo

     Safe, Strong And Smart: Girls And Teens                                                    Your attacker stands before you, sword in hand. You stand empty handed,
     Confront The Shadow                                                   Spiro     Gym 1      watching for the attacker’s next movement. Now what? We will discover
                                                                                                answers to that question in this class. Applications of the basic techniques
     This self defense class is an opportunity for young women to confront fears                of Hakkoryu Jujutsu will be applied as empty handed defense against sword
     in an atmosphere of encouragement and support. Participants will strike                    attacks. Though based on the Japanese sword, these defense techniques
     full force blows against a padded attacker in simulated scenarios. These                   may be applied to defend against attacks from many different weapons. The
     situations will range from having one’s personal space invaded to more                     class will begin with movement practice, learning that the smallest distance
     serious attacks. Instructors will carefully prepare the girls to successfully              to the blade is actually the safest place. Principles of distance, direction, and
     stop each incidence of assault. Parents or another support person is                       center will then be applied to joint locking techniques to move safely out of
     welcome to attend if invited by the youth.                                                 the blade’s path, control the weapon, take the attacker down, and disarm the
           Exertion Level            Skill Level            Clothing          Appropriate For   sword.
                Med                      All                No Req              Girls-Teens
                                                                                                      Exertion Level          Skill Level              Clothing             Appropriate For
                                                                                                           Med                    All                 Full Uniform              Adults

                                                                                                Bring bokken/wooden sword (I will have some)
     Self-Defense Empowerment Model
     Course 4: Opening up the Possibilities                            Heffernan     Gym 3
     We are going to get an understanding of what happens to the body and                       Transforming Self-Blame into Anger                                       Koch          Conf
     mind under the stress of a physical attack. Let’s figure out what tools are
     useful in these situations; stance and hands, escapes and strikes, weapons                 Have you ever had a “funny feeling” about someone, and then talked yourself
     of opportunity. Then, since owning a wrench doesn’t make you a mechanic,                   out of it? Have you ever handled an emergency? Some of the same skills we
     let’s get some practice in on using all of the tools at our disposal. Some                 use in handling everyday difficulties apply in self-defense situations, but we
     times you have to get in to get out. You can attend any or all of the SDEMC                may have additional barriers to self-care when it comes to acting on our gut
     classes.                                                                                   feelings. In this session we will examine our willingness to recognize trouble,
                                                                                                trust our intuition, and take action! This class is based on Nadia Telsey’s
           Exertion Level            Skill Level            Clothing          Appropriate For   workbook, Self-Defense from the Inside Out, A Women’s Workbook for
                Low                      All                No Req             Teens-Adults
                                                                                                Developing Self-Esteem and Assertiveness Skills for Safety (Breaking Free,
     Bring notebook and pen/pencil                                                              1994).
                                                                                                      Exertion Level          Skill Level               Clothing            Appropriate For
                                                                                                        Discussion                All                   No Req               Teens-Adults
     Introduction To Tai Chi Chuan                                      Feldman      Gym 5
                                                                                                Bring note taking materials
     Many external stylists are interested in learning more about internal martial
     arts and how they are similar to and different from external martial arts. This
     class nurtures this curiosity and interest. The purpose of the workout is to               AikiAqua                                                                 Hale          Pool
     introduce the main concepts and philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan and to provide
     a short form to practice. The class will have four main parts: Tai Chi warm-up             We will practice holding base while in a water medium. The benefits to
     exercises; Standing meditation to make internal connections; Exercises to                  one’s Aikido or other martial practice are extraordinary in terms of feeling
     develop and sense internal energy; and a short Tai Chi Chuan form.                         and finding one’s center in a seemingly weightless medium, and examining
                                                                                                your motions and body positioning at a slowed down rate. The buoyancy and
           Exertion Level            Skill Level            Clothing          Appropriate For   resistance of water support gaining new insights into connection and
                Low                      All                No Req                Adults
                                                                                                breathing.
                                                                                                      Exertion Level          Skill Level              Clothing             Appropriate For
                                                                                                        Low-High                  All              Swim suit or shorts       Teens-Adults
                                                                                                                                                       and tshirt




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                                    SATURDAY EVENING
                                                                                                      Kokyu Nage: “Breath-Power” Throws                                        Zimron           Judo
                                                                                                      Can you imagine throwing people without needing to force, hit, twist or even
     Session 3-5                                                            6:30 pm - 8:00 pm         touch them? The founder of Aikido was widely known for his unique powers
                                                                                                      and had just one name for every technique he employed: “Kokyu Nage” or
     Teen And Girls’ Demo Practice                                               Spiro        Gym 1   “Breath Throw.” This class will incorporate various yogic breathing and aikido
     SDIC-ST campers look forward to watching our young girls and teens exhibit                       breath throw techniques to increase your ability to effectively utilize breath
     their exciting martial arts skills at the demo every year. Everybody under                       power and to bring this energy source to your own style.
     the age of 21 is welcome to participate. Under the leadership of our brilliant                         Exertion Level            Skill Level               Clothing             Appropriate For
     teens and young adults, we will showcase each of you and your art: whether                                  Med                   Int-Adv           Long Pants, Uniform Top      Teens-Adults
     you are a baby beginner or an advanced black belt. This practice session is
                                                                                                      Bring knife or bokken (wooden sword) if possible
     mandatory for all who would like to be included.
            Exertion Level            Skill Level             Clothing              Appropriate For
                 Med                      All                 No Req                  Girls-Teens
                                                                                                      Adapting Self-Defense                                                Dragonfire            Conf
     Bring what you need for your demo - weapons, sparring equip, boards for breaking, etc.
                                                                                                      Learn to adapt self-defense techniques to make them more accessible
                                                                                                      regardless of age or physicality. Practice how to use your bluff, how to
                                                                                                      engage, how to use the tools at your disposal to stay safe. Use stereotypes
     Intermediate Tonfa                                                     Dibelka           Gym 2   to your advantage in abusive situations. Come with your questions and ideas
     This class will build upon your current skills or those taught in the basic class                ready to share information and resources.
     and include: defense against other weapons such as a shinai, bo, and sai. A                            Exertion Level            Skill Level               Clothing             Appropriate For
     kata that builds upon one taught in basic class will be taught.                                             Low                      All                   No Req                    All

            Exertion Level            Skill Level             Clothing              Appropriate For
                 Med                   Int-Adv         Long Pants, Uniform Top           All
                                                                                                      Business Fireside Chat                                                       Weed         TCC
     Tonfa available for purchase from instructor or bring your own.
                                                                                                      Good intentions may spark a women’s self-defense business, but they won’t
                                                                                                      keep the fire going... you gotta have a plan! We discussed some business
     Open Demo Practice and Set Up                                                            Gym 3   and marketing success principles during this morning’s “Business Boot
                                                                                                      Camp.” Now join Erin Weed for a follow up discussion and question and
     Utilize available space in Gym 3 and 4 to work out any last minute details                       answer session. Come ready to learn from others and share your successes
     with your demo team. Connect with the demo coordinator to hand off music                         in the business of teaching women to become their own best protectors. Join
     and finalize open issues.                                                                         your fellow martial arts and self-defense instructors for a rich discussion full
                                                                                                      of information to help you move forward!
                                                                                                            Exertion Level            Skill Level               Clothing             Appropriate For
     Open Sparring                                                                            Gym 5           Discussion                  All                   No Req                Teens-Adults

     Come play with new sparring partners. You and your partner will agree to                         Bring note taking materials
     ground rules (slow/fast, contact/no contact, target zones, etc) so that you
     both have fun during this minimally structured session. Black belt volunteers
     will supervise.
            Exertion Level            Skill Level             Clothing              Appropriate For
              Low-High                    All                 No Req                     All

     Bring sparring gear for controlled contact sparring.




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                                SUNDAY MORNING
                                                                                         Stance Dance Revolution                                            Factor        Gym 4
                                                                                         A defining feature of shito-ryu karate is the contrast between moving and
Wakeup Session                                                    6:00 am - 7:00 am      stillness. Balance and tension in stance are essential components. In this
                                                                                         class we will look at how to create strong stances yet move quickly and
Early Bird Workout                                                Lathrop       TCC      powerfully: weight distribution and centering; foot positioning; smooth
Borrowing from the marital arts and dance worlds, we’ll do some gradual                  transitions; and use of tension. The main stances we’l train are zenkutzu
morning warm ups to open the body, and then address whatever kinds                       dachi (front stance), shico dachi (square, or sumo, stance), and neko ashi
of aches and pains women are having by doing related stretches and                       dachi (cat stance). We’ll work with the basics, move to transitions, and finally
massages. Nice morning fare designed to prepare your mind and body                       utilize stances in defenses and counters against simple punch and kick
for the day ahead.                                                                       attacks. We will use individual exercises to learn the stances and moving
                                                                                         into transitions, and paired exercised to apply them in both offensive and
     Exertion Level            Skill Level           Clothing          Appropriate For
          Low                      All               No Req                 All
                                                                                         defensive moves.
                                                                                              Exertion Level       Skill Level               Clothing            Appropriate For
                                                                                                   Med                 All                   No Req                   All
Session 4-1                                                       8:30 am - 9:45 am

Martial Artist As Healer: Essential                                                      Dynamic Stretching — The New And
Bodywork Techniques                                               Zimron      Gym 1      Improved Warm-up                                                    Smith        Gym 5
Soreness, strain and injuries happen in our dojos. My aikido sensei always               In this class we will look at alternatives to traditional warm-ups, stretching,
said: “You break ‘em you fix ‘em!” And my osteopathic teacher always said:                and flexibility training. We will explore the differences between static and
“The sooner you get to ‘em the quicker they’ll heal!” Knowing key bodywork               dynamic stretching and apply this using the latest research on human
techniques can reduce the severity of injury and duration of healing time.               performance dynamics. This is an active class which will take a student
Jamie Sensei has studied with many bodywork masters and worked on                        through a warm up designed to prepare her for a class and improve her
thousands of people for over 3 decades. In this clothes-on hands-on session              flexibility as she uses it in her martial art.
she will share powerful healing information to work on the hip, neck, back,
                                                                                              Exertion Level       Skill Level               Clothing            Appropriate For
shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, fingers and toes. Know more, feel better and                      Low-Med                All                   No Req                   All
help others!
     Exertion Level            Skill Level           Clothing          Appropriate For
     Discussion - Low              All               No Req             Teens-Adults
                                                                                         El HaLev:
                                                                                         To the Heart of Empowerment                                     Sidikman        TClass

Sparring for fun                                                Dragonfire     Gym 3      El HaLev, means “straight to the heart”. This is a Hebrew acronym for
                                                                                         IWMAF and was chosen by an angel. El Halev was created as a safe space
This training will use different aspects of moving together to create a                  for women to give and receive support and grow together as martial artists
safe and fun sparring class. If you are afraid of sparring or like to move               or through our self-defense and empowerment programs. Yudit will talk about
harmoniously and softly this is for you. But if you like to work a bit harder            the bumps and bruises that came with building a national organization and
and faster, that is also possible - it’s a matter of making agreements with              share the rewards and challenges of working with diverse and sometimes
your training partners.                                                                  conflicted populations; including cross-cultural, interfaith, and pro-diversity.
     Exertion Level            Skill Level           Clothing          Appropriate For   In this workshop, we will explore some of the unique approaches El
       Low-High                    All               No Req                 All          HaLev uses to promote women’s health and safety. The workshop will
                                                                                         include discussion, video and hands-on activities with practical empower-
                                                                                         ment exercises to help us connect to the power of our voices, our bodies,
                                                                                         and our determination.
                                                                                              Exertion Level       Skill Level               Clothing            Appropriate For
                                                                                                Discussion             All                   No Req               Teens-Adults




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     Session 4-2                                                            10:45 am - 12:00 pm
                                                                                                     Online Marketing for Schools and
                                                                                                     Individuals                                                       Factor       TClass
     My Back Against The Wall And The Fight
     Just Started: Wall Techniques And Defenses                                 Davis     Gym 1      As potential students increasingly use the internet to find information, you
                                                                                                     need to ensure that your information is readily found. In this workshop we
     What to do when our backs are against the wall? Learn how we can defend                         will cover several ways to boost your online presence, including:
     ourselves in an elevator or at home using our wits and all available weapons.
                                                                                                     • Organizing your website
           Exertion Level             Skill Level               Clothing           Appropriate For   • Making your website search-engine friendly as well as engaging to human
                Med                       All                   No Req              Teens-Adults
                                                                                                       readers
                                                                                                     • Using blogs and Google Alerts to generate content
     Internal And External Journeys                                          Feldman      Gym 2      • Using and tagging photos• Using videos
                                                                                                     • What you can learn using Google Analytics
     This workout will use principles of internal martial arts: relaxation; expansion
     and contraction; sinking into the feet and sinking energy into the dantien or                   • Navigating the ever-changing landscape
     tanden; unity of internal and external, upper and lower; and twisting/spiral-                   • Do-It-Yourself options, or working with copywriters and web designers
     ing (silk reeling) movements to examine and delve into external arts and
     self-defense techniques. Once the principles are introduced, this will be an                    And, most critically, how to decide what’s most important and what you can
     exploratory class, with participants choosing familiar forms or techniques to                   outsource, so that you can keep your focus on your own strengths —
     work alone and in small groups. My interest in teaching this workout comes                      teaching awesome classes!
     from my experiences training in external and internal martial arts styles for                        Exertion Level      Skill Level               Clothing            Appropriate For
     over 25 years. I am continually excited by how each informs the other.                                 Discussion            All                   No Req               Teens-Adults

           Exertion Level             Skill Level            Clothing              Appropriate For
                Med                    Int-Adv              Long Pants              Teens-Adults
                                                                                                     YMA Closing: Harmonizing Our Purpose,
                                                                                                     Revealing Our New Passions                                          Spiro         TCC
     Everybody Was Kung-fu Fighting!                                       Rothenberg     Gym 3      Show and Tell takes on a whole new meaning at the Girls and Teens Wrap
     Let’s dance and spar together. When we are relaxed and having fun, our                          Up session. Your “Secret Sister” will disclose herself. We want to see some of
     reflexes are faster and our vision clearer. Let’s take the fun to the sparring                   what you learned during the last few days. We’ll take some time to listen to
     floor where we will play with tactics of the four animals of Indonesian                          each other about our ST 2011 experiences and discuss how we have grown.
     Kung-Fu: foot parries and distancing from the Crane, ground fighting and                         We will create a souvenir to take home and recall and appreciate those who
     intention from the Tiger, evasion and fast strikes from the Snake and                           made ST 2011 so much FUN and TRANSFORMATIVE. And we will send
     grabbing and mischief from the Monkey.                                                          you off with appreciation for your contributions this year.

           Exertion Level             Skill Level               Clothing           Appropriate For        Exertion Level      Skill Level               Clothing            Appropriate For
                High                   Int-Adv                  No Req              Teens-Adults          Discussion-Low          All                   No Req                Girls-Teens

     Bring sparring gear



     Defenses Against Knife Attacks                                         Dragonfire     Gym 5
     Learn to adapt self-defense techniques to make them more accessible
     regardless of age or physicality. Practice how to use your bluff, how to
     engage, how to use the tools at your disposal to stay safe. Use stereotypes
     to your advantage in abusive situations. Come with your questions and ideas
     ready to share information and resources.
           Exertion Level             Skill Level               Clothing           Appropriate For
             Low-High                     All                   No Req                  All




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                    SDIC-ST 2011 ATTENDEES AS OF JUNE 18                           Diane Long – MN                      Lisa Santi – MI
                                                                                   Mona MacDonald – PA                  Gretchen Saveson – MA
     Want to contact an attendee? NWMAF members can login and                      Claire Magee – WV                    Susan Schwartz – WI
     search the Member Directory!                                                  Dara Masi – NY                       Yehudit Sidikman – Israel
                                                                                   Joyce Mende Wong – CA                Lee Sinclair – CA
     Naomi Adland – NY                               Melanie Fine – NY
                                                                                   Sophie Michals – IL                  Sheila Smith – BC
     Mary Alford – NY                                Elise Flynn – NY
                                                                                   Carol Middleton – DC                 Eleanor Soisson – NJ
     Megan Baker – IN                                Martha Fourt – IL
                                                                                   Germon Miller – SC                   Maya Solomon-Lane – DC
     Annette Baker – IN                              Kore Grate – MN
                                                                                   April Miller – NY                    Anne Spalter – RI
     Deborah Bancroft – NY                           Karen Gray – ON
                                                                                   Louise Molyneux – NY                 Katie Spicer – ON
     Molly Baron – NY                                Molly Hale – CA
                                                                                   Imelda Moody – NJ                    Jaye Spiro – MI
     Gwendolyn Barr – NY                             Janet Heffernan – ON
                                                                                   Jeanne Marie Morris – NY             Catherine Spooner – ON
     Marla BB – MA                                   Kathleen Heffernan – ON




                                                                                                                                                                       SDIC-ST ATTENDEES
                                                                                   Claudia Mosier – IL                  Kelly Stern – ON
     Terry Besch – NJ                                Megan Heffernan – ON
                                                                                   Erin Murphy – IN                     Deborah Stern – NY
     Isabella Bohren – IN                            Teru Hendrey – IN
                                                                                   Cyndie Obleness – MO                 Jennifer Stevenson – MI
     Karen Brown – MI                                Kayla Hill – MI
                                                                                   Saeryn Obleness – MO                 Sue Swanberg – MA
     Virginia Burnside – NY                          Felicia Hodges – NY
                                                                                   Elizabeth O’Connor – NY              Deborah Tamborski – NY
     Delois Caughey – MI                             Ruth Hosford – NJ
                                                                                   Rowan O’Connor – NY                  Lauren Taylor – MD
     Annabel Channell-Johnson – CA                   Diana Houghton Whiting – CO
                                                                                   Kathleen Offenholley – NY            Heather Turnbull – ON
     Cathy Chapaty – TX                              Kris Hoyt – NC
                                                                                   Jen Para – IL                        Yuko Uchikawa – NY
     Maria Crumes – MI                               Suzanne Johnson – NY
                                                                                   Harper Patterson – IN                Angela Van Heel – CO
     Micah Crumes – MI                               Amelia Jones – NY
                                                                                   Tih Penfil – MI                       Sally Van Wright – MA
     Ariel Crumes – MI                               Marissa Jones – NY
                                                                                   Shirley Phelps – NJ                  Cheryl Vanhoosen – VA
     Lisa Davis – NJ                                 Sangha Kang-Le – MA
                                                                                   Clara Porter – ME                    Amy Waldhauer – NY
     Darlene Defour – NY                             Christine Keck – MD
                                                                                   Marcella Raimondo – CA               Kate Webster – IL
     Kris Dibelka – NY                               Kathryn Klein – CA
                                                                                   Linda Ranson – NY                    Erin Weed – CO
     Wendi Dragonfire – Netherlands                   Raven Koch – NY
                                                                                   Jennelle Reilly – NY                 Jeanette Whalen – TX
     MyTien Duong – OH                               Myra Kovary – NY
                                                                                   Sonya Richardson – CA                Meredith Williams – NY
     Robin Dyer – RI                                 Anne Kuzminsky – RI
                                                                                   Joy Romanski – NY                    Joy Williamson – TX
     Crissy Dyer – DC                                Tiffany Landry – MA
                                                                                   Nancy Rothenberg – MA                Sandra Workman-Smith – NY
     Corrin Eckert-Chu – NY                          Patricia Lare – MI
                                                                                   Ruby Rothenberg – MA                 Jennifer Zerbel – MI
     Joanne Factor – WA                              Wendy Lathrop – PA
                                                                                   Candace Rushton – MA                 Ruie Zerbel – MI
     Barbara Feldman – WV                            Tamar Lavi – CA
                                                                                   Gali Sagi – Israel                   Jamie Zimron – CA
     Maria Ferrari – MI                              Teddie Linder – IN
                                                                                   Francesca Santi – MI                 Zoey Zotigh – CA



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                                   SPECIAL THANKS


     The NWMAF Board extends gratitude to the many women who used their
     many passions to create a space for harmony at SDIC-ST 2011

     Scholarship Fund                            First Aid Team
     Donations                                   Amelia Jones
     Terry Besch                                 Jane Poulen
     Claudette Boehm
     Cathy Chapaty                               Assistants
     Cori Eckert-Chu                             Amy Waldhauer, Registrar
     Joanne Factor                               Stephanie Brown, Assistant                      Logo Elements and What They Mean
     Barbara Feldman                             Leslie Cunningham, Assistant
     Elise Flynn                                                                                                  Circle
     Wendy Lathrop                               Camp Logo and Camp Book        The female principle, ultimate oneness. When objects are enclosed in a
     Kathleen Offenholley                                                       circle, they symbolize inner unity and harmony of all matter. Two circles
                                                 Mona MacDonald
                                                                                represent the connection of heaven and earth or of love and knowledge.
     Sonya Richardson
     Jennifer Stevenson                          Volunteers on the Ground                                         Water
     Dory West                                   All the women who stepped           Regeneration, spiritual rebirth, that from which all life proceed,
     Jeanette Whalen                             forward during camp and                                  constant movement
     Joyce Mende Wong                            did something that needed to
                                                 be done                                                       Moon
                                                                                 Females, also connected with water. The moon shows the phases or
     Quad-A-Thon                                                                       periodic creation and re-creation, waxing and waning.
     Volunteer Trainers
     Barbara Feldman                                                                                            Tomoe
     Shifu/Sensei Kore’ Grate                                                   A Japanese motif, symbolizes the revolution of the universe. The Tomoe
     Wendy Lathrop                                                                   illustrate the constant movement of the universe in harmony.
     Shihan Linda “Ramzy” Ranson
     Sifu Sonya Richardson
     Gura Sally Johnson Van Wright
     Jamie Leno Zimron                                                             The NWMAF logo was designed in 1988 by Kathy Hopwood. The
                                                                                 design encompasses life cycles, movement, creativity, revolution, and
     Opening and                                                                the universe in harmony. The logo represents NWMAF as a movement
     Closing Ceremony                                                              of women who engage in martial arts as a means of empowering
                                                                                              ourselves and effecting change in the world.
     Sally Johnson Van Wright

     Demo MC
     Marla BB




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