This is a free, outdoor event -- dress appropriately for the weather!
The Winter Solstice, which marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year, is a deeply spiritual point during an already magical season.
Archangel Gabriel presides over the winter season, which begins on the Solstice. Gabriel is the messenger of the Lord, communicating Divine Vision, Divine Grace and Divine Guidance to humanity. Now is the time of year when Gabriel whispers in the ears of all those who celebrate the onset of the winter season by retreating from worldly affairs and immersing themselves in spiritual practices.
Join us for this very special winter solstice meditation event as we sit together and enjoy quiet mediation, experience the magic of the solstice, and afterward share tea or coffee and light refreshments.
This is a donation-only event -- make a contribution of $5, $10, $20, or whatever you can afford. We're a non-profit group and every little bit helps!
When swords were outlawed on the streets of Europe in the 19th Century, a new method of self-defense emerged. It's called la Canne Vigny.
French Master-at-arms Pierre Vigny (b.1866) was an Army veteran, a combatives instructor, and chief instructor at the now famous Bartitsu Club operated by Edward William Barton-Wright. Vigny specialized in French savate and the sportive style of stick fighting known as la canne which he modified for more effective self defense.
The Vigny-Lang method is the most highly tested and effective cane defense system ever devised.
H.G. Lang was a Superintendent of the Indian Police, and he drew heavily on Vigny's method when training Indian officers in cane defense. In 1923 Lang published his book Walking Stick Method of Self Defence which became the basis for self-defense training for tens of thousands of Jews living in Palestine during the 1940s.
This is an outdoor event so dress appropriately for the weather!
OPEN TO EVERYONE AGE 18 AND UP -- EVERY ASPECT OF THE SEMINAR WILL BE TAILORED TO YOUR FITNESS AND MARTIAL ARTS EXPERIENCE LEVEL!
Whether you're a rank beginner or an experienced black belt, you'll find out what it takes to get fit to fight -- and hit the ground running in this laser-focused, high-energy self-defense seminar! Here's what we'll cover:
- 2 HOURS OF ACTION!
- Basic Prevention
- The 3 things you must always do in a self-defense situation
- 10 moves you can apply against armed or unarmed attackers
- A 20 minute unarmed fitness routine guaranteed to challenge
- After a short intermission you'll choose your weapon -- stick or knife -- and learn to hit hard and retain it during conflict
- Then you'll face the Cabal Fang weapon gauntlet -- a weapons-related fitness routine like nothing you've ever seen!
- After a cool-own, stretch out from head to toe and and spend a few minutes in peaceful meditation.
- Stay and shop. Items will be for sale to benefit our club so bring cash!
What to bring:
This is an outdoor event, so bring a sweatband or bandanna and dress appropriately! Long pants or knee pads advised. Bring work gloves for handling logs and tires if desired. MMA gloves and training weapons will be provided to beginners. Experienced martial artists, please bring 4 oz. finger-less MMA gloves and a dull/blunt rubber or wooden training weapon.
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We'll take a short walk to warm up, complete a full head-to-toe stretching routine, and then enjoy a meditation session..
This event will be held outdoors in the picnic shelter at West End Manor Civic Association. Bring a yoga mat or a small rug to sit and stretch on, and anything else you require for outdoor activities such as water, bug spray, etc. and dress appropriate to the weather.
Participation is FREE but donations to the temple are accepted.