QISD martial arts keeps busy pace this summer

The Quinlan ISD and ACE Panther Martial Arts program has maintained a busy pace this summer.

Starting in June, the instructors of the martial arts program — Michael Suber, Dr. Don Madden and Michael Tull — taught a self-defense class for Hunt County Family Service workers.

Two days later, the instructors traveled to Terrell to teach a self-defense course to graduates from the Terrell High School. The self-defense course consists of a three-hour training that includes one hour of classroom instruction covering levels of personal safety, stages of violent crime, legal considerations, personal awareness and alert skills as well as a two hours of hands-on training.

The QISD-ACE Panther Martial Arts program will offer a free Women’s Self-Defense course twice this year. The first will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. The second will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018. This course is also taught to FHS graduating seniors at the end of the school year.

Instructor Suber taught a four-hour bow-staff seminar on June 24. Martial artists from across east and north Texas attended this seminar. The proceeds from this went to help a cancer victim’s family. The seminar raised $430 for Greg Partridge’s widow. The seminar covered topics associated with skills and techniques for handling a bow-staff as well as personal martial arts applications for defense.

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