Shooting & Sword Fighting

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    Iaido Trial Class (San Francisco)

    Nishi Kaigan Iaido Dojo
    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.
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    Iaido Trial Class (Berkely)

    Nishi Kaigan Iaido Dojo
    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.
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    NRA Basic Pistol

    Certified Firearms Instruction
    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.
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    Beginner Fencing

    En Garde 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.
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    Intro to Fencing

    Xcel 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!
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    Archery Training Basics

    Trackers Earth
    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.
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    Iaido

    Studio 12
    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!
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