Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 168: Women's Self-Defense Workshop

I took a 3-hour women's self-defense workshop today through the Learning Exchange (LEX), a local organization that offers a wide range of classes on various topics for very reasonable prices.  Mr. E and I took a series of social dance classes through LEX last year and really enjoyed the experience.  And one of my former colleagues from PP has started teaching Zentangle classes through LEX, which I think has been a wonderful opportunity for her and a great way to share her experience and talent with others.

The workshop I took today was conducted by Lisa Thew, who owns and offers classes through Diamond Defense, "a girls's best friend."  She was an excellent instructor in every way - encouraging, passionate, clear, helpful, and very articulate when giving direction and correction once we got into the physical practice part of the session.

Lisa offers group classes for 5-10 women, so I'm going to suggest to my supervisor at CPCA that this could be a great activity for our Development & External Relations team, which currently includes eight ladies, as it would be good for both team-building as well as individual empowerment.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mind and body growth!!!


5:12 PM  

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