Tang Soo Do Karate & Self-Defense classes

August 23, 2017 by Anonymous

SHOW LOW — Master John Accardo will be providing basic instruction in the Tang Soo Do martial art and personal self-defense in noncredit classes in August and September at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs.

Master John Accardo
Master John Accardo

You don't have to be big or strong to use the techniques Master Accardo will share in the Self-Defense class (reference HPE 099x-57) on Saturday, August 26, from 10 a.m. to Noon. “You just need to know where to touch to put someone down,” he explains. The cost of the one-day class is $30. He will be offering the same basic class at NPC's Snowflake/Taylor Campus, 1611 S. Main St., (reference HPE 099x-42) on September 23, also from 10 a.m. to Noon.

More advanced self-defense techniques are shared in the Tang Soo Do class (reference HPE 099x-58) which meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, September 6 to October 2, from 6 to 7 p.m. This class cost $40.

Master John Accardo a 6th Degree black belt with over 43 years of experience in martial arts. Master Accardo was voted instructor of the year in 1990, and is still a top instructor today, not just teaching his own class but teaching black belts and other masters instructors. Master Accardo was also two-time state champ and 3rd twice in the world competition for fighting. In the last 30 years, he has been working on and perfecting the simplest self-defense from punching and kicking to knife defense, very simple to use and very painful for the attacker.

Health and longevity of practitioners are the major goals of Tang Soo Do practice. Consequently, serious injuries are counterproductive because they retard a level of physical training that is needed to foster emotional and intellectual growth. However, minor injuries, such as bumps, bruises and the occasional loss of wind may be invaluable experiences. Each match should begin and end with respect, compassion and a deep appreciation for the opponent. Though Tang Soo Do sparring is competitive, traditional competitions are more of an exercise, or way of developing the self, than they are a competitive and game-like forum. Introspection and personal growth are fostered through free sparring.

Sign up for either the Self-Defense or Tang Soo Do Karate classes at least three days before the class starts to ensure it is not canceled due to insufficient enrollment. Register at any NPC location during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays.

NPC's Community and Corporate Learning Division provides personal interest and specialized corporate training throughout NPC's service area. For more information about noncredit, personal interest classes, contact Katie Olsen, community learning specialist, (800) 266-7845, ext. 6244, or click on the "Noncredit Classes {Learning Adventures" link. For corporate training, contact Royce Kincanon, corporate learning coordinator, (800) 266-7845, ext. 6239, or email.

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