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    Iaido Trial Class (San Francisco)

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    Put your love of katanas and Japanese culture into practice with iaido, the Japanese art of responding to surprise attacks with a sword. As you counter hypothetical attacks, you'll learn to maneuver your sword with precise, refined posture, movement, grip, and swing. In addition to working on your sword technique, you will develop the concentration and imagination necessary to summon up the exhilaration of a real fight. As you build strength and control, you'll also be molding your mind into an aware, harmonious state, prepared to deal quickly and effectively with any surprises that life throws your way. Iaido is the closest Japanese martial art to Zen Meditation, and of of the last living martial traditions of the Samurai. Come experience authentic Esihin ryu iaido that combines martial arts and self improvement with its ancient yet surprising modern practice.
    Iaido Trial Class (San Francisco)

    1625 Bush St, San Francisco

    • Learn the ancient art of iaido, traditional Japanese swordsmanship
    • Practice controlled swings, flexible grip and precise movement
    • Focus your mind as you build concentration and imagination
    • Explore a legendary practice that's almost 500 years old
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    Group Archery Lesson

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    Release your inner Robin Hood along with your arrows. In this hands-on group lesson, you'll learn the basics of the ancient art of archery. To start off, you'll go over safety protocol and basic archery technique. Then, you will get right to shooting and target practice, where you'll be trained to work on your stance, aim, draw and release. This class is perfect for anyone looking for an in-depth introduction to the sport, with lots of time allotted for practice. In short, it's a real bullseye!
    Group Archery Lesson

    2420 Teagarden St, San Leandro

    • Experience a hands-on introduction to the sport of archery
    • Learn safety and technique, and practice your target shooting
    • Gain strength, aim, and confidence as you improve your coordination
    • No experience necessary
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    Iaido Trial Class (Berkely)

    Put your love of katanas and Japanese culture into practice with iaido, the Japanese art of responding to surprise attacks with a sword. As you counter hypothetical attacks, you'll learn to maneuver your sword with precise, refined posture, movement, grip, and swing. In addition to working on your sword technique, you will develop the concentration and imagination necessary to summon up the exhilaration of a real fight. As you build strength and control, you'll also be molding your mind into an aware, harmonious state, prepared to deal quickly and effectively with any surprises that life throws your way. Iaido is the closest Japanese martial art to Zen Meditation, and of of the last living martial traditions of the Samurai. Come experience authentic Esihin ryu iaido that combines martial arts and self improvement with its ancient yet surprising modern practice.
    Iaido Trial Class (Berkely)

    2525 8th St, Berkeley

    • Learn the ancient art of iaido, traditional Japanese swordsmanship
    • Practice controlled swings, flexible grip and precise movement
    • Focus your mind as you build concentration and imagination
    • Explore a legendary practice that's almost 500 years old
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    Iaido

    What's the best way to describe Iaido? Picture using a sword in a way that's a bit more refined than pirates but still just as cool as samurais. Awesome, right?! In this introduction to Iaido, you'll get to practice a few basic moves, with a focus on the smooth, controlled movements that are a trademark of this style of swordsmanship. And under the guidance of a trained professional, you'll have the opportunity to learn the art of responding to imaginary attackers in an effective, efficient way. With this style of fighting, it's all about the surprise-- plus your sweet sword moves!
    Iaido

    2525 8th St, Berkeley

    • Discover the ancient Japanese art of Iaido, a traditional form of swordsmanship
    • Learn a refined technique for responding to any surprise attack with a sword
    • Experience the discipline of individual training as you practice responding to imaginary attackers
    • Take a first-hand look at this unique fighting style to either jump start your training or try something new
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    NRA Basic Pistol

    Have you recently purchased a pistol, but want to get comfortable using it? Or maybe you think you want a gun, but need some tips about the process. This class offers an extensive overview of what to look for when buying a pistol, gun ownership and regulations, safety practices, and shooting technique. You'll learn to apply a set of NRA approved guidelines when buying a gun, identify parts of the pistol, clean it, load your pistol, identify and fix common malfunctions, properly store your gun and ammo, and shoot a target with proper stance and technique. You will get to practice your skills with a variety of shooting exercises. After class, you'll be able to take the Handgun Safety Certificate test for an extra fee.
    NRA Basic Pistol

    Petaluma, San Francisco

    • Get an in-depth introduction to safely owning and using a pistol
    • Learn essential terminology, troubleshooting, proper storage, and shooting technique
    • Practice your new skills with a range of shooting exercises
    • Be ready to take the Handgun Safety Certificate test after this course
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    Beginner Fencing

    Been challenged to a duel recently? Don't embarrass yourself by getting sliced to ribbons! Get the edge you need with a few "pointers" during this introduction to fencing! En Garde's "try-it-out" class is designed as a thirty-minute sampler to help newcomers find out what fencing is all about. You'll suit up and learn the basic nomenclature and rules of the sport, plus learn a few fundamental moves! Your thirty minute trial takes place prior to a regular adult class, meaning if you decide to add the rapier to your repertoire, you can keep going for another hour! Bet you'll look pretty sharp in all that fencing gear, too.
    Beginner Fencing

    917 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa

    • Try out fencing during a 30-minute primer and 1-hour regular class
    • Learn the rules of fencing and its basic terminology
    • Pick up fundamental footwork, attacks, and defences
    • Reinvigorate your recreational life with a thrilling new hobby
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    Archery Training Basics

    Prepping for the Hunger Games? Get a few pointers during this 8-hour archery training course! Designed to introduce novices into the world of archery, this class covers everything from shooting bullseyes to equipment care. You'll spend the day working with an expert marksman, learning proper form and building confidence with practical experience, while training with a variety of different bow styles. For those looking to learn to nock, draw, and loose, this is a class that hits all the marks. Watch out for those cats from District 1. Not trustworthy.
    Archery Training Basics

    3049 Adeline St, Berkeley

    • Pick up the fundamentals of archery during an 8-hour introductory class
    • Get real range practice working with an expert instructor and a variety of bow types
    • Learn about the science of archery and equipment maintenance
    • Discover a new outdoor hobby that can be used for competition or hunting
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    Intro to Fencing

    Discover the fast-paced art of fencing -- a sport that's as much a mental exercise as a physical one. This class is designed to give you a fundamental understanding of the movements and actions that go into fencing, including basic footwork, attacks, and defensive moves. As you train with group exercises, and focus on strategy and tactics, you will find noticeable improvements in your strength, speed, and coordination. With your trained instructor's help, you'll gain the ability to read an opponent's body language, and uncover how to anticipate his or her movements. Find your own personal fencing style and express yourself through this dynamic sport. En garde!
    Intro to Fencing

    3201 Balboa St, San Francisco

    • Discover the fast-paced art of fencing
    • Practice fundamental footwork, attacks, and defensive moves
    • Build your strength and agility through drills and partnered work
    • No experience necessary
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