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Safety in a Modern World


with Kevin Webb

Calendar Sep 12, 2020 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

Safety in a Modern World

In this 3 hour course, participants will learn some basic ways to handle everyday situations that have the potential to turn violent. It is not unrealistic to be in a situation where you have to control a scenario involving a family member or friend that has escalated out of hand.  

This course looks to bridge that gap and address what happens in a situation when reasonable force is needed.  A potentially dangerous situation where injuring one of the parties is not necessary, but some level of physical component is likely to be utilized.  Conflict resolution skills will be taught in the form of de-escalation strategies, avoidance, restraining and controlling techniques.

Adults 18 and over are welcome to attend. No prior martial arts experience necessary.

Instructor: Sensei Kevin Webb

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Time: 11 am-2 pm

Location:  Martial Arts Institute, 23 Leighton Rd, Augusta

Registration: $30


Character Through Karate


with Kevin Webb

Calendar Sep 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks


The Martial Arts Institute would like to introduce a new class series called... 

"Character through Karate"

The first of the series will focus on GOAL SETTING.

Goal setting is not just about starting from one place to get to another.  It is about the process in between."Goal Setting in Karate" is a class designed for all ages and abilities who wish to learn karate through an intentional step by step process. Goal setting application and strategies will be taught as well as how they can be translated into real life scenarios. 

You are never too old or too young to set goals for yourself. You are never too old or too young to try something new! Come join us, invite your friends and family.  This is a new class designed for you!

This class is for beginner practitioners. All ages and abilities encouraged. Families encouraged!

The Character Education program at the Martial Arts Institute was developed in partnership with Dr. Ron Fish, psychologist and martial arts practitioner. The goal of the program is to demonstrate and articulate how traditional martial arts training can enhance and improve the quality of life of the student both inside and outside of the dojo.  Whether it is for self improvement, our daily interactions with other people or how to handle different life situations, each component of the program is specifically geared to correlate and transform the benefits of traditional martial arts training with every-day life.

This class is Zoom capable in the event large gatherings are not permitted. 

Instructor: Sensei Kevin Webb

3 Tuesdays, 6:30-7:15 pm

Begins: September 15, 2020

Location:  Martial Arts Institute, 23 Leighton Rd, Augusta

Registration: $30


Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk


with Linda Nelson

Calendar Sep 19, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk

Some of our common weeds are not only nutritious foods but have wonderful healing properties. On this 2 hour walk through fields and woods you will learn how to add vitamin and mineral rich wild plants to your diet, treat bee stings, heal wounds, aid digestion, treat UTI’s and protect yourself from cancer. 

Instructor: Linda Nelson, Certified Herbalist

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Time: 10 am-Noon

Location: MCHS

Registration: $15


Songwriting 101


with Martin Swinger

Calendar Oct 8, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Songwriting 101 

 Do you have imaginative ideas to share that might be said in a song? Would you like to make your personal stories sing? Through inspiring writing prompts, inventive exercises, and enjoyable writing 'games' Martin Swinger engages participants in the beginning steps of turning original ideas into songs. In a safe and positive community, you'll have fun expressing ideas while building songwriting skills. Anyone can learn and succeed at their own pace and level - no experience necessary, tho experienced writers are welcome. Classes will be held on Zoom, so computer access is a must. Be willing to write in-the-moment and share ideas. Be prepared with a notebook and your favorite pen.

Limit: 10 students. 


Instructor: Martin Swinger, Songwriting, performance and vocal coach

7 Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm

Begins: October 8, 2020

Location: Zoom

Registration: $75


"Martin Swinger is one of those rare singer-songwriters who excels at everything: singing, songwriting, guitar-playing, and being so present with his humor, tenderness, and wild mind that his performances are also deep conversations, soul to soul and heart to heart, about the quirks, surprises, and love that brings us most alive. His songs, ranging from the little plastic parts that hold the world together, to what enlightenment comes from Buddha and Betty Boop falling in love, are whimsically and wisely original and enduring."

 -Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus


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