Project Commotion invites you to join us for a Community Workshop:
Presented by Michele Elefante Sensei of Okinawan Karate Club of San Francisco
Saturday, May 21, 2016 4 - 6pm
This workshop will introduce participants to exercises that teach skills that are crucial to their own personal safety, providing tools in awareness, de-escalation and basic practical self-defense skills appropriate for all regardless of gender, age, or previous self-defense or martial arts experience. Participants will come away with new ideas on how to stay aware and safe. This workshop will be a lot of fun, so come with and open mind, and willingness to try new things.
This workshop is for adults and teens.
Tuition assistance available upon request.
Spanish translation will be provided.
Michele Elefante Sensei, head instructor at the Okinawan Karate Club (OKC) San Francisco, and OKC at UC Davis, holds the rank of Yondan (4th degree black belt) in Shobayashi Shorin-Ryu, and Shudokan Karate. She began her study in the martial arts in 1990, and primarily trained in Germany where she both taught and competed. In 1999 she joined OKC Dallas under Ilene Smoger Sensei, (7th dan in Shorin Ryu and 7th dan in Shudokan) where she instructed both adults and youth classes. She was honored to have her rank of Shodan presented to her directly by Shimabukuro O’Sensei.
She has been an instructor at the National Women's Martial Arts Federation's (NWMAF) Special Training camp, the Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists (PAWMA) training camp, the Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors (AWMAI) conference, and at the Okinawan Karate Clubs national
seminar and training. She has conducted self-defense and violence prevention workshops for youth and adults throughout the bay area for over 10 years. She holds a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, and is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT)