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‘Two Hours of Power,’ Taught by a First-Degree Black Belt!

November 15, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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Encore! Out Professionals Presents ‘Two Hours of Power,’ a Self-Defense Demonstration and Workshop with Martial Arts’ Kathy Unger.

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Out Professionals offers an encore presentation of “Two Hours of Power,” a self-defense demonstration and workshop with Kathy Unger, an accomplished First Degree Black Belt. These days it’s smart to be empowered with the confidence and practical skills to create boundaries and respond effectively in an emergency.

When your skilled efforts at prevention and avoidance fail, will you be prepared with self-defense strategies and striking techniques? “Two Hours of Power” aims to help you trust your awareness, assess situations rapidly, and protect yourself.

With Kathy, you learn to recognize and respond to threatening behavior with strong, assertive body language and verbal self-defense skills. Role-playing and pad drills train you to strike with power, speed, and commitment. Wear comfortable clothing and active footwear.

Open to all, this Out Professionals series aims to contribute to the safety and well-being of the LGBT community.

Kathy Unger is a First Degree Black Belt in the Poekoelan system (Indonesian martial arts). Poekoelan employs fast, whip-like strikes and leverages biomechanics to gain advantage in fighting situations. Kathy has led seminars for Fortune 100 companies and educational institutions including American Express, Bank of America, NBC, NY Presbyterian Hospital, NYU and Baruch. She is also a certified personal trainer and Licensed Reiki Master Teacher.

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“Two Hours of Power” takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Ripley Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue (Studio 17H), between 36th and 37th Streets. Subway: A/C/E to 34th Street Penn Station at 8th Ave.; 1/2/3 to 34th Street Penn Station at 7th Ave.; B/D/F/M/N/Q/R to 34th Street Herald Square at 6th Ave. Bus: M10, M20, M16, M34. Best to consult MTA Trip Planner in advance.


Nonmember, $35. Dues-paying OP Member, just $25. Capacity limited; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Best to register by noon Wed., Nov. 15. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. At the door, cash preferred.


November 15, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ripley-Grier Studios
939 Eighth Avenue New York, NY