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SAC learns karate basics


The Schriever School Age Care program invited Irene Okuyama Andreassen, United States Karate Academy, to the program Friday to lead a karate lesson. Andreassen took approximately 12 youth, ages 5-12, through a routine that included various self-defense techniques, interspersed with speaking about the importance of focus and posture, as well as defending against bullies. The lesson focused on physical and cognitive development. 

Preparing for the lesson

Karate begins, and ends, with respect

Getting strong

Loosening up

Warming up the muscles

Learning to block

Focus on the noodle

Defensive posture

Escaping a bully's grasp

Practicing agility


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