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Ocracoke Judo to offer self-defense classes for women

Judo demo Dec 2015

Jetta Brown and Casey Robertson show what they’ve learned during a demonstration in December. Patricia Lopez and Gustavo Sanchez judge from the stage. Photo by C. Leinbach

Ocracoke Judo will offer self-defense classes especially for women, and has scheduled two introductory meetings at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. this Saturday (June 25) in its dojo at 804 Irvin Garrish Hwy (behind Native Seafood).

The meetings are to gauge interest in and determine the best time for the classes, and will include a brief demonstration.

Sensei Gustavo Sanchez said he’s also looking at a possible class for Sunday mornings.

“By training in self-defense, students will learn to be more aware of their environment,”Sanchez said about the classes. “In this course, you will learn to be more aware of your environment and avoid dangerous situations.  And if they can’t be avoided, have the physical and mental strategies that will help you control the situation.”

Sanchez said in this initial round, he will offer five classes for $30, or one class for $10.  He said he might offer private lessons.

Women (of any age) interested in the classes may attend either of the Saturday meetings, or call Sanchez at 661-377-4997.

Find more info at www.obxjudo.com, or at Ocracoke Judo on Facebook.