Upcoming Events

    • Sunday, January 01, 2017
    • Sunday, December 31, 2017
    • Presidio YMCA

    This refresher training is open to anyone who has already taken the beginning assault prevention class.  If you would like to come in and train with us, please register and someone from our staff will contact you to schedule your visit to the studio.  



    • Thursday, March 16, 2017
    • 5:15 PM (PDT)
    • Thursday, June 01, 2017
    • 6:15 PM (PDT)
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA 1152 Gorgas Ave. San Francisco
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    Teen Self-Defense, Life Skills, Wilderness Adventure & Self-Discovery 11 week course (ages 12-18)

    Presidio Letterman YMCA

    1152 Gorgas Ave.

    San Francisco, CA 94129

    Dates:  Thursdays from March 16- June 1

    Time:   5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

    Price:   $350


    You can register for this class online, by email, or by phone.

    Online by clicking the REGISTER button to the left.


    Email: andre@andresalvage.com

    Please include your name and contact telephone number.


    Phone: If you call the office at 415-686-1887, we can register you by phone. If leaving a message, please be sure to include your daytime number or email address. 


    For email & phone registrations, please mail your check payable to:


    André Salvage   

    P.O. Box 11291

    San Rafael, CA 94912


    Teen Self-Defense, Life Skills, Wilderness Adventure and Self-Discovery  (Ages 12-18)

    Being a father of seven children and working with children for over 35 years, I am aware of the issues that stop teens from finding and reaching their most empowered potential. I have designed this extended course to share with teens and parents the physical, emotional and social tools to move through these issues from their True Nature, and not from the fear-based parts of themselves. The confidence gained from knowing how to defend themselves, learning real-life skills that give the practical information to deal with life problems, cultivating a respectful relationship to nature, and strengthening their relationship to themselves will help them lead a safer, healthier, happier, loving and successful life.

    Students enrolled in this class will also be able to attend Saturday classes (10:30 am - Noon).

    For the full outline of this course, please see: Teen Martial Arts & More

    Sincerely,

    André Salvage

    CEO/Executive Director

    André Salvage & Associates


    http://www.andresalvage.com

    mailto:andre@andresalvage.com

    415-686-1887


    • Saturday, April 01, 2017
    • 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, April 29, 2017
    • 10:15 AM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA 1152 Gorgas Ave. San Francisco
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    Children's Martial Arts & More (ages 9-12)

    Location: Presidio Letterman YMCA

                  1152 Gorgas Ave.

                  San Francisco, CA 94129

    When:    every Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

    Price:     $100 per month

    Wear:     T-shirt, tennis shoes, sweat pants (no sandals or boots)

     

    You can register for this class online, by email, or by phone.

     

    Online by clicking the REGISTER button to the left.

    Email: andre@andresalvage.com

    Please include your name and contact telephone number.

    Phone: If you call the office at 415-686-1887, we can register you by phone. If leaving a message, please be sure to include your daytime number or email address. 


    For email & phone registrations, please mail your check payable to:

      André Salvage  

      P.O. Box 11291

      San Rafael, CA 94912


    Every Saturday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. I conduct a class for children from 9 to 12 years old at the Presidio studio. These classes are designed to not only teach your children to be physically safe, but also to share life tools that will help them with school and their relationship to others.


    Here are some of the skills they will learn:


    ·     Being unafraid of bullies

    ·     Knowing how to speak up if someone is making them feel uncomfortable

    ·     Disciplining/Controlling their bodies and behaviors

    ·     Meditation practices

    ·     Noncompetitive self-defense

    ·     Street safety

    ·     The Art of Listening

    ·     Interactive learning through martial arts drills, games and practices

    ·     Learning the art of Kung Fu San Soo


    If your child has ever participated in one of our one-day assault prevention classes, you know how effective our trainings can be. Every Saturday your child will learn skills which will keep him or her safe while also helping them in every aspect of life.


    Note: while course fee is monthly, students can begin enrollment any week.  For more information call:  415-686-1887 or email andre@andresalvage.com.


    André Salvage has been teaching self-defense and assault and rape prevention in Marin, San Francisco, and throughout the United States for over thirty years.  André’s background, natural abilities, sensitivity and concern for the safety of his seven children have helped him create effective, easy-to-learn self-protection programs.   

    He works with people of all ages, from kindergartners to adults, on safety, assertiveness, sexual harassment, anti-bullying, and self-defense.

    • Sunday, April 02, 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA San Francisco
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    Presidio Letterman YMCA

    1152 Gorgas Ave.

    San Francisco, CA 94129


    Date:          Sunday, April 2, 2017

    Time:          10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Price:          $185

    Bring:         Light lunch: sandwich, fruit & water

    Wear:         T-shirt, tennis shoes, sweat pants (no sandals or boots)

     

    You can register for this class online, by email, or by phone.


    Online by clicking the REGISTER button to the left.


    Email: andre@andresalvage.com

              Please include your name and contact telephone number.

     

    Phone: If you call the office at 415-686-1887, we can register you by phone. If leaving a message, please be sure to include your daytime number or email address. 

     

    For email & phone registrations, please mail your check payable to:

    André Salvage   

    P.O. Box 11291

    San Rafael, CA 94912

     

    College Bound Personal Safety

    To ensure your college experience is fun, exciting and safe, André Salvage and Associates has put together a class for young women about to go to college.

    With even more reported attacks occurring on college campuses, it is important, now more than ever, that young women learn the personal awareness skills to understand predatory behavior, and inform their own choices around drinking and parties. Most importantly, every young woman needs to know how to physically stop someone from harming them. There is no better class for young women to safely receive this information than this class.

    WORKSHOP OUTLINE

    Awareness

    • Trusting your intuition
    • Social pulls that are dangerous
    • Safety plan for parties
    • Safety on campus, dormitories, street, and parties
    • Drinking and drug choices
    • Recognizing dangerous situations without becoming paranoid

    Assertiveness

    • Educating people how to treat you
    • Knowing when and how to aggressively assert and to passively assert yourself.
    • Speaking up when something is wrong

    Self-Defense

    • Stopping someone from harming you
    • Preparing to defend yourself against someone you know
    • Standing and ground techniques
    • Self-defense against single attackers 

    André Salvage has been teaching self-defense and assault and rape prevention in Marin, San Francisco, and throughout the United States for over thirty years.  André’s background, natural abilities, sensitivity and concern for the safety of his seven children have helped him create effective, easy-to-learn self-protection programs.   

    He works with people of all ages, from kindergartners to adults, on safety, assertiveness, sexual harassment, anti-bullying, and self-defense.

    • Saturday, April 15, 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA San Francisco
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    Presidio Letterman YMCA

    1152 Gorgas Ave.

    San Francisco, CA 94129


    Date:   Saturday, April 15th, 2017

    Time:   12:30 to 5:00 p.m.

    Price:   $185

    Bring:   Light lunch/snack: sandwich, fruit, water

    Wear:   T-shirt, tennis shoes, sweat pants (no sandals or boots)

     

    You can register for this class online, by email, or by phone.


    Online by clicking the REGISTER button to the left.


    Email: andre@andresalvage.com.  Please include your name and contact telephone number.

     

    Phone: If you call the office at 415-686-1887, we can register you by phone. If leaving a message, please be sure to include your daytime number or email address. 

     

    For email & phone registrations, please mail your check payable to:

      André Salvage   

      P.O. Box 11291

      San Rafael, CA 94912

    Boys Self-Defense and De-escalation

    Bullying is still a big problem in schools. Sometimes it is physical bullying, and other times it is emotional bullying. There is a moment when making fun of each other, pointing out each other’s differences, and challenging each other turns into a painful experience that causes young men to act out in many inappropriate ways. 

    There’s a good chance that on some level, your son has been bullied or, even worse, bullied someone else. This workshop will help 11 to 12 year old boys successfully navigate the challenges they may face in higher grades.

    Course Outline: Boy's Assertiveness & Safety 

    Please contact us with any questions.

    André Salvage has been teaching self-defense and assault and rape prevention in Marin, San Francisco, and throughout the United States for over thirty years.  André’s background, natural abilities, sensitivity and concern for the safety of his seven children have helped him create effective, easy-to-learn self-protection programs.   

    He works with people of all ages, from kindergartners to adults, on safety, assertiveness, sexual harassment, anti-bullying, and self-defense.

    • Saturday, April 22, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Metta Yoga Studio, 8 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera
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    Class:     Girls Assertiveness and Personal Safety Class (ages 13-15)

    Location: Metta Yoga Studio8 Tamalpais Dr.

                  Corte Madera, CA 94925

    Date:      Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Time:     12:00 Noon to 4:30 p.m.

    Price:     $185

    Bring:     Light snack: sandwich, fruit & water

    Wear:     T-shirt, tennis shoes, sweat pants (no sandals or boots)


    You can register for this class online, by email, or by phone.


    Online by clicking the REGISTER button to the left.

    Email: andre@andresalvage.com

    Please include your name and contact telephone number.

    Phone: If you call the office at 415-686-1887, we can register you by phone. If leaving a message, please be sure to include your daytime number or email address. 


    For email & phone registrations, please mail your check payable to:

      André Salvage  

      P.O. Box 11291

      San Rafael, CA 94912


    Being a father of seven children (four of them Girls), I realize the safety concerns parents have for their children. Like many parents, I am tired of seeing young girls traumatized out of their innocence. This workshop is designed to help girls have the awareness skills to avoid danger, the assertiveness skills to set boundaries and speak up when someone is testing the water to see if she is a victim, and the self-defense skills to stop someone from harming them.

    This workshop will not cause young girls to become paranoid, but rather to become objectively aware of the dangers that exist. The workshop will empower them with tested skills to handle, avoid, control, or stop threatening situations.  

    See the detailed course outline Girl's Self Defense & Safety  

    André Salvage has been teaching self-defense and assault and rape prevention in Marin, San Francisco, and throughout the United States for over thirty years.  André’s background, natural abilities, sensitivity and concern for the safety of his seven children have helped him create effective, easy-to-learn self-protection programs.   

    He works with people of all ages, from kindergartners to adults, on safety, assertiveness, sexual harassment, anti-bullying, and self-defense.

    For more information call:  415-686-1887
    • Saturday, April 29, 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA 1152 Gorgas Ave. San Francisco
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    Presidio Letterman YMCA

    1152 Gorgas Ave.

    San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:   Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Time:   12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Price:   $185

    Bring:   Light lunch/snack: sandwich, fruit & water

    Wear:   T-shirt, tennis shoes, sweat pants (no sandals or boots)

       

    You can register for this class online, by email, or by phone.


    Online by clicking the REGISTER button to the left.

    Email: andre@andresalvage.com.  Please include your name and contact telephone number.

     

    Phone: If you call the office at 415-686-1887, we can register you by phone. Include your daytime number or email address if leaving a message. 

     

    For email & phone registrations, please mail your check payable to:

      André Salvage   

      P.O. Box 11291

      San Rafael, CA 94912

    Workshop outline: Women's Assault Prevention

    There are three skills every woman should know in order to defend herself. The first is the awareness to see and recognize that a potential attack is about to occur, as well as having a safety plan to avoid dangerous situations.

    Second is having the assertiveness skills to "bring up" and say something about inappropriate behavior to someone who is "testing the waters" to see how far they can get with you.

    The third is having the skills to physically stop someone from harming you. These are easy to learn and will stay with you for the rest of your life.

    If your daughter has taken this class, please consider taking it yourself.  Becoming a role model for confidence, assertive behavior, and the courage to stand up for yourself physically and emotionally  is one of the best ways to ensure your daughter does the same.

    André Salvage has been teaching self-defense and assault and rape prevention in Marin, San Francisco, and throughout the United States for over thirty years.  André’s background, natural abilities, sensitivity and concern for the safety of his seven children have helped him create effective, easy-to-learn self-protection programs.   

    He works with people of all ages, from kindergartners to adults, on safety, assertiveness, sexual harassment, anti-bullying, and self-defense.

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