Health & Safety

April 19, 2013

Free Self Defense classes offered next month

Airmen from Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, practice Krav Maga techniques during a class. Krav Maga, a self-defense art originating from Israel, will be taught at the Rosburg Fitness Center throughout May.

Sexual assault is a major issue not just outside the gates of a military installation but on installations as well.

Lt. Michael Vetri, newly assigned to the 412th Communication Squadron, is trained in Israeli Krav Maga and will be volunteering his time along with members of the 412th Security Forces Squadron to instruct men and women to help prevent them from becoming another sexual assault statistic.

In the Self Defense Class, participants will be taught several techniques to repel any physical attack, to include choking repulsion, grab defenses, pressure points and wristlocks just to name a few.

Classes will be held at the gym in the grassy area near the turnabout, where shade is provided. The classes will be held every Wednesday in May from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the exception being the final Wednesday May 29 being moved to the following Friday May 31. Please dress in appropriate workout type clothing and bring plenty of water to keep hydrated.

The self-defense class will be based on the martial art the Israeli Special Defense Forces combat style of Krav Maga. This particular combat system is defensive in nature, designed to use techniques which in turn, conserves energy. The actual combat style of Krav Maga is dirty; there is nothing flashy about 80% of the moves. However, the reason for this stems back to the fact that Krav Maga moves are instinctual in nature. This system is meant for the victim to quickly and efficiently disable the assailant and return fire without delay. The instinctual and “energy-efficient” styles of the moves are contrary to several other martial arts.

Most importantly, the mentality of Krav Maga, which in turn will be the mentality of the self-defense class, is to give the student a sense of confidence in any situation.

These classes are open to all active duty personnel, family members over the age of 18 years and DOD civilian employees. You must sign up to attend the classes and MUST sign a Hold Harmless Agreement before taking the class. Sign-up sheets are available at the front desk of the Rosburg Fitness Center or you can call/email at katelin.sprague@edwards.af.mil, (661) 277-4988; or kimberly.shirley@edwards.af.mil (661) 277-7272.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs June 26, 2015

Legal office closure The base legal office will be closed for legal assistance July 2. For more information, call 661-277-4310. Lt. Col. Promotion Team Edwards is cordially invited to a promotion party 4:30 p.m., June 26 at Pancho’s in Club Muroc to celebrate the newest lieutenant colonel selectees. The selectees are: Michael Batchelor, 412th Aircraft...
 
 

Leaders: the good, bad, and forgotten

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas–It’s been my Air Force experience there are three categories of leaders- the Good, the Bad, and the Forgotten. Everyone reading this probably thinks they’re in the first category, but we know that’s not the case. Airmen who work for you certainly wish that were true, but not every leader’s an...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

AFTC needs to be ‘agile, ready, right’

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, hands the Air Force Test Center guidon to Maj. Gen. David Harris June 18. Harris assumed command from Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bu...
 

 

Enhance teamwork, effectiveness, significance and leadership skills!

Comprehensive Airman Fitness is comprised of a multitude of targeted programs and activities as well as resiliency skills taught to enable Airmen to make sound choices. The program’s goal is to build and sustain a thriving and resilient Air Force community that fosters mental, physical, social and spiritual fitness. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen....
 
 

AFMC Employee Assistance Program services

Personal problems can affect the lives of employees both at home and at work. To help prevent, identify and resolve potential stressors or issues, Air Force Materiel Command partners with Federal Occupational Health to provide our Employee Assistance Program services. EAP services are offered free (limitations apply) to civilians and their family members. The EAP...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato

Annie Banannie dazzles during summer reading program

Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato Balloons come to life during Annie Banannie’s story time for the kids at the base library June 19. The story’s hero utilizes laser vision, just one of his many super powers, to combat t...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>