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.  



    • Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    • 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • Wednesday, September 06, 2017
    • 6:30 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:  Wednesdays June 21 - September 6 

    Time:   5:30 p.m. to 6:30 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 and 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


    • Sunday, June 25, 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA 1152 Gorgas Ave. San Francisco
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    Presidio Letterman YMCA

    1152 Gorgas Ave.

    San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:   Sunday, June 25, 2017

    Time:   10:30 a.m. to 3:30 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 or by email.


    Online by clicking the REGISTER button to the left.

    Email: admin@andresalvage.com.  Please include your name and contact telephone number. For email 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.

    • Saturday, July 01, 2017
    • 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, July 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 or by email.

     

    Online by clicking the REGISTER button to the left.

    Email:admin@andresalvage.com

    Please include your name and contact telephone number and 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 training 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 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, July 02, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lagunitas Creek on the Fairfax – Bolinas Rd.
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    Event:       Meditation and Nature Walk

    Date:        Sunday, July 2, 2017

    Time:       10:00am to 12:00pm

    Location:  Lagunitas Creek on the Fairfax – Bolinas Rd.

    We will meet at Peet’s Coffee in the Bon Air Shopping center at 276 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae, CA at 9:00 am and carpool to the location. (additional directions and details to follow)

    Cost:         $45

    Bring: 

    • Comfortable walking shoes and clothing (we will be walking down a short manageable hill)
    • Something to sit on if rocks and ground are uncomfortable.
    • Water 
    • Light snack if desired

    Bonus: Participants will receive two guided meditations recorded by André, including the one he will share on this walk.

    Contrary to popular belief, there is no one “correct” way to meditate and it is not as difficult as we make it out to be. The keys are to find a meditation that works for you, let go of the judgment that you are “not doing it correctly,” and be at peace with what your mind does or doesn’t do.

    There is a way to experience the stillness that is an inherent part of us all and touch that gentle bliss that I believe is our most natural state of being.

     In my own practice of meditation, I have found nature offers a gentle and natural way to find this stillness.

    Over the summer of 2017 I am going to offer a series of Meditation and Nature Walks to share a variety of meditations in the hope that you can discover one that you can tailor to fit your True Nature.

    Meditation and Nature Walk

    André Salvage

    • Saturday, July 15, 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA 1152 Gorgas Ave. San Francisco
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    Young Girls Personal Safety (ages 10-12)

    Location: Presidio Letterman YMCA

                  1152 Gorgas Ave.

                  San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:      Saturday, July 15, 2017

    Time:     12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Price:     $195

    Bring:     Light lunch: sandwich, fruit & water

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


    You can register for this class online or by email.


    Online by clicking the REGISTER button to the left.

    Emailadmin@andresalvage.com

    Please include your name and contact telephone number and mail your check payable to:

      André Salvage  

      P.O. Box 11291

      San Rafael, CA 94912


    SEMINAR OUTLINE

    Thank you for your interest in our Young Girls Personal Safety Class. Being a father of seven children, I realize the safety concerns parent have for their children. Too many young girls are traumatized out of innocence. André Salvage and Associates realizes that a child's ability to protect themselves begins with belief and confidence in “self.”


    During these years, there are special concerns and dangers that young girls will face concerning unclear ideas of others intentions, people’s reactions to their physical development, being approached by predators, or being pulled into dangerous situations. Young girls often feel conflict about trying to please their friends, parents, and themselves, especially with unrefined communication skills.

    This workshop will not cause young girls to become paranoid, but rather to become objectively aware of the dangers that exist and give them real life tools to handle, avoid, control, or stop threatening situations with those who what to harm them.

    Here is what the girls will learn:

    Awareness:

    During this discussion period, we share how to be safe when at home, on the street, school, or play. We will also explore the how predators set up their victim and how to create a personal safety plan.  

    ·  Having a plan for safety

    ·  Working with parents for safety

    .  Critical viewing skills (how to objectively view something and not be pulled by what you see or hear)

    ·   Doing the right thing, even if a friend disagrees

    ·   Listening to intuition

    Assertiveness:

    André Salvage and Associates will also share with these young girls how to properly assert yourself, set boundaries and educate people on how to treat you.  Through creative and real life role-play we will share how to use their body and voice to avoid and de-escalate conflicts without appearing like a victim nor a challenge.

    ·   Real life role play to practice assertiveness

    ·   Learning to set boundaries

    ·   Educating friends, parents, and teachers on how to treat them without being disrespectful

    ·   Speaking up when something is wrong

    ·   Bringing attention to uncomfortable situations (screaming if necessary)

    ·   Using your voice and body correctly and appropriately

    Self-Defense:

    There is no better way to handle confrontation than to not be afraid of confrontation that may arise. André Salvage and Associates will introduce self-defense in a way that not only is effective, but gives young girls the choice to make the right decision about a particular situation.

    ·   Stopping someone her age or older from harming her

    ·   Stopping adults from abducting or harming her

    ·   Knowing when and when not to use self-defense

    ·   Free Hand, Free Limb, Vital Area

    ·   Working with trained padded 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.

    For more information call:  415-686-1887
    • Saturday, August 19, 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA 1152 Gorgas Ave. San Francisco
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    Class:     Girls Safety and Assertiveness Class (ages 12-15)

    Location: Presidio Letterman YMCA

                  1152 Gorgas Ave.

                  San Francisco, CA 94129

    Date:      Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Time:     12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Price:     $195

    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 or by email.


    Online by clicking the REGISTER button to the left.

    Email: andre@andresalvage.com

    Please include your name and contact telephone number and 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 young 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.  

     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, September 09, 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Presidio Letterman YMCA, 1152 Gorgas Ave, San Francisco

    Come be a part of an amazing display of Kung Fu San Soo discipline.  Our fighters will show forms and several methods of the art itself.

    Join us, celebrate, and experience.


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