On May 29th and May 30th, San Francisco will be having one of the major events of the year, which is the San Francisco Carnival. This event attracts hundreds of people. In the past years, the San Francisco Guardian Angels were in these events and came upon various situations that we were able to handle very well. That’s why we decided to have the whole day on training exercises to be better prepared.
On Saturday May 22, 2010 we had self-defense training given to us by one of our members with the code name of Warrior. This day of training started at 11 AM sharp and was for any Angels who were interested in learning new self defense strategies. Warrior has been doing martial arts since he was a young child, passed down through his family. He has been well trained and his willingness to pass on his techniques to us is very appreciable. It is very important for our members to learn self defense techniques because you’ll never know what may occur in the streets. Anything can happen, but even the simplest technique can save your life.
Warrior started us off with a simple throwing and catching activity with a heavy sack of mung beans. This was just to warm us up and get our muscles going. It also tested our catching ability, using only one hand, but switching for each throw.
Then we were taught a technique that we practiced on over and over. Warrior also tested each and every one of us to make sure we all done the technique proper.
After all these exercises we believe that we are even more prepared for this upcoming major event that will be held in the Mission District. We were also able to put in our time on doing some maintenance in our headquarters. Tables were wiped down, garbage was taken out, carpets were vacuumed, and dusting was also done. We would like to thank Warrior for taking the time and giving us this painful, but helpful training!