Poll: Should Students be Allowed to Defend Themselves Against Bullies?

What do you think?  Do you think Zero Tolerance type policies are beneficial or detrimental?

Monday Schedule on a Wednesday!

Classes were suspended over the three day weekend in observance of Labor Day.  To get our students back into the swing of things, Modern Warrior is offering a make up day this Wednesday.  Classes regularly scheduled for Monday will be held this Wednesday, September 5th:

  • 9-10 am: Silverbacks: Self Defense for Senior Citizens and/or those with a chronic ailment
  • 6-6:50 pm: Cardio Kickboxing
  • 7-8 pm: Silverbacks: Self Defense for Ladies age 13-17
  • 8-9 pm: Silverbacks: Self Defense for Senior Citizens and/or those with a chronic ailment

For more information contact the General Manager at 631-226-8383.

Tigresses Discuss Some Tough Stuff

Last night Team Tigress discussed an issue that is typically so frightening or uncomfortable to even bring up that it often gets swept under the rug–sexual predators.

The dialogue arose after a recent incident in which a 25 year old allegedly forced a13 year to kiss him.  The predator is from Lindenhurst, the town in which our school is located, and the event happened at a local mall that many of the ladies from the class frequent. (see article)

Although the topic can initially be uncomfortable to confront, lead instructor, Megan Gilroy, thought it was important for the students to be aware of what’s going on in the community–especially since the students are around the same age of the young woman who had been targeted for this assault.

The Tigresses were extremely insightful, devised strategies, voiced concerns, and ultimately recognized that while our guardians, teachers, and other loved ones want to protect us, in the end we also need to take responsibility for our own safety because they are not always with us.

Anti-Bullying/ Anti-Abduction Presentation (7/22/12)

We would like to thank everyone who played a part in the Anti-Bullying/ Anti-Abduction Seminar held at Modern Warrior over the weekend.

Thank you Anna, for organizing the 2 hour class.  Thanks also to all of the participants–we were amazed at how such a young group could be both so energetic, yet focused.  Among the students, we saw many step up as role models during the class, including Dakota who offered to show another student how to do a technique she was struggling with.

A great time was had by all this weekend.

As always, we’d like to thank the instructors for volunteering their time.  We certainly could not have done this class with such a high level of quality without your help– thanks Arthur, Barry, Brian, Jeremy and Pat!