Varner teaches self defense through martial arts class – The Andalusia Star-News

Varner teaches self defense through martial arts class – The Andalusia Star-News

Shann Varner is familiar with a thing or two about karate and needs to enable elevate consciousness for gals by educating a self-protection course with these competencies.

The occasion will be a collaborative exertion by Five Operates Farm and Golden Rule BBQ on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. 5 Runs will serve as host of the class for ages 12 and up.

Varner, a 25-yr third-diploma black belt veteran in Yoshukai Karate, realized there was a have to have for the self-defense class when performing aspect-time at Golden Rule.

“I observed that as we ended up leaving late, most of the ladies went out the entrance door of the restaurant. Usually, the doors lock driving them, and it is among 9:30 and 10:30 at evening. As somebody who has taken karate for a number of a long time, the lack of self-awareness bothered me. They ended up wanting at their phones with their heads held down. They need to be informed of their environment and fully grasp we reside in a planet that is not as easygoing as it was 20 decades back. I advised Christy I would like to keep a self-defense class for the ladies and younger ladies of Golden Rule to give safety if they want it, and she considered it would be a excellent plan. Guys are also welcome to occur and study about self-defense,” he said.

Golden Rule Operator Christy Turner added the event would be open up to the public with restricted house and be performed on a very first-arrive basis. “This self-defense course will not only be quite vital for our cafe staff members but also the typical community. There is no charge to show up at, but donations will be recognized. We enjoy Tabitha Sasser and Abigail Powell for letting us to use their facility.”

The course will assist make girls aware of their surroundings, especially during the late night hours. “The intercourse trafficking is poor in more substantial regions such as Dothan and Montgomery. These young ones are hunting down texting and not paying awareness. They need to have an understanding of that somebody can appear out of the shadows just as simply and snatch them up. 9 occasions out of 10, they’re looking down. Though screaming will assist phone consideration to what is likely on, it will not resolve the problem. Folks say it just cannot come about to them in a very little town like Andalusia, but anything can transpire to anyone,” Varner said.

Non-perishable merchandise could be brought to the class as donations. “I’m absolutely sure there are foodstuff drives taking location through the holiday seasons. If a person wants to bring a can of soup or other canned items, we will give again to the group and support people who are much less fortunate than us.”

Varner will work entire-time with Carolina Millwork and Truss and teaches lessons at the Grownup Exercise Centre behind Andalusia Ballet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. He is married to his wife of 22 years, Amanda, with two young children: Kaitlynn and Kole. “I instruct classic martial arts for ages 5 and up. Our design is named yoshukai, and the identify of my university is Andalusia Yoshukai Karate.”

Five Runs Farm is found at 17922 County Highway 34 outdoors of Andalusia. For additional facts take a look at Andalusia-Yoshukai Karate on Fb or call Shann Varner at 334-475-1825.

“I’ll be likely all around serving to just about every particular person independently and hope even some guys who are scaled-down in stature clearly show up wanting to find out self-defense,” Varner mentioned.