We will focus on skills such as "shooting", defending against a take down, and escaping some nasty positions while on the ground. Coach Cody Christensen will be the guest instructor. A former Kenpo student and member of the Black Lion Society, Coach Christenesen was a runner up to the state wrestling championship in the 150lb weight division in 1990. His skills allowed him to get a full ride scholarship and walk on the wrestling team at Ricks College. He coaches Freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling at Canyon View High School and in the community.
Sensei Lyman will teach the skills associated with the split-handle, double-hinged balisong pocketknife. Originally slated as a four-day seminar during the second week of August, this seminar will now take place in a single three-hour session. A new knife will be included for each participant at the seminar. Please indicate choice of color when pre-registering. Those under 18 years of age are welcome to attend with the written approval of a parent or guardian.
Sensei Dennis Stout and Sensei Cathy LeFevre will impart of their vast experience and knowledge on this special night of sharing. Sensei Stout holds a Sixth Degree Black Belt in Isshin-ryu Karate (Master level), a Black Belt in Shokwon Do, and has formal training in Kenpo, Filipino Martial Arts, Judo and Aikido. He also holds the level of Bushido (Way of the Warrior) with the Katana (samurai sword). He began his training in 1967. He worked as the Head of Security at the St. George Temple. Mr. Lyman received his Third, Second, and First degree Black Belts in Isshin-ryu Karate under Sensei Dennis. Sensei LeFevre awarded Mr. Lyman his First Degree Black Belt in Isshin-ryu Karate in 1987. She owned and operated the Southwest Isshin-ryu Karate Institute in Cedar City for over five years. She has also had formal training in American Kenpo and Chinese Kenpo. Sensei Cathy also sponsored the three best tournaments in southern Utah during the 80's. (An alternate date for this seminar is the 29th).
Carolyn Cooper will be joining us from St. George in order to give us an introduction to the multiple health benefits of T'ai Chi. There have been several studies done on T'ai Chi that substantiate all of the health claims of the "internal" martial art. This is truly an art that will improve many of our internal systems, increase our balance, strengthen us, and teach us to be sensitive to the energy that we encounter in daily life. We have also taken some sound combative moves from T'ai Chi. Mrs. Cooper has been a Certified Fitness Instructor with A.C.E. for 11 years, and has conducted fitness classes all over the St. George area. She teaches the 24 moves of the Yang Style Short Form. Come and get a bite of longevity!