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Self Defense Course Offered at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007

Learn basic techniques on how to defend yourself against attacks in “Self Defense,” beginning March 6 at Hudson Valley Community College.

Participants will learn various punches, kicks, blocking techniques and basic self defense against hand-to-hand attacks and weapon attacks. The course runs for 12 sessions from 6 to 7 p.m. through April 24. The cost is $80.

Instructor Terrance Canavan has been studying the Uechi Ryu style of Okinawan karate for more than 11 years. He is a fourth degree black belt with more than nine years of teaching experience.

For more information, or to register, call the Office of Community and Professional Education at (518) 629-7339.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.