GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—Aaron Pretzer, a member of United Methodist Church of the Dunes and a black belt karate instructor, will teach girls’ and womens’ self-defense classes Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the social hall at church.
UMCD is located at 717 Sheldon Road in Grand Haven. Cost for the self-defense training classes is $5 per person. Girls and teens between ages four and 20 years, plus adult women are encouraged to attend, dress comfortably and bring friends.
“Participants will learn the skills needed to protect themselves through easy-to-learn demonstrations I will be providing,” said Pretzer.
Pretzer will teach a form of self defense known as Shaolin Kempo Karate, which is a system that combines the three arts of Shaolin Kung Fu, Karate and Jiu Jitsu.
“This combination is known by some to be the most effective martial arts practice today,” said Pretzer.