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Contemporary Self-Defense
16 yrs and up (All levels)
Learn to protect yourself and your loved ones by using a simple and effective approach. You will learn what you need to know to survive a street attack. Includes techniques from Hapkido, Kali, and Israeli martial arts. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes; bring eye protection. Padded sticks may be purchased from the
instructor for $25.
Instructor: Paul Castro, over 20 years experience in the martial arts; holds Black Belts in Hapkido, Karate, Jujitsu; certified in Filipino Kali and JKD Concepts by Grand Master Paul Vunak.
Winslow Center: Assembly Rm
5 weeks | $60/$50 (Dist Res.)
4687.602 6/27–8/1 (no class 7/4) W 9:05–10:00 pm
4687.603 8/8–9/5 W 9:05–10:00 pm

Fencing… The Sport of Distinction
Fencers! Hone your skills at this drop-in session. Increase your athleticism; collaborate with other experienced fencers. Practice is the foundation of all sports. This class is for experienced fencers. Instructor: James Parker, PHR&PD Fencing Instructor, 28 yrs.
Winslow Center: Assembly Rm
Drop-in: $5 per night/per person
4630.601 5/7–8/27 (no class 5/28) M 9:10–10:30 pm

(Co-ed, All levels)
Burn up to 600 calories in one fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout. Jazzercise combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone, and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, Yoga, and Kickboxing. ASK FOR MONTHLY CALENDAR. Annemieke, 925-323-2522 Instructor: Annemieke Howsepian, professionally trained/certified by Jazzercise.
Winslow Center: Assembly Rm
Ongoing | register at class only
AM T/W/F/Sa 9:00–10:00 am
PM Tu/W 5:30–6:30 pm
PM M/Th 6:40–7:40 pm

Grades 3–Adult
A Japanese non-contact karate. Students learn blocks, strikes, kicks, stance, and Kata (forms) to promote balance, respect, self-discipline, self-control, character, and confidence. Focus is on self-defense and health. Rank testing, black belt certification. Beginning/Intermediate class overlaps with advanced class during Kata practice from 8:15–8:45 pm.
Instructor: John Castro, Certified instructor under Paul Vunak of the PFS/JKD Association; holds 6th degree black belts in Judo, Karate, Jujitsu.
Winslow Center: Assembly Rm
6 weeks | $70/$60 (Dist. Res.)

4638.602 6/26–7/31 Tu 7:45–8:45 pm
4638.603 8/7–9/11 Tu 7:45–8:45 pm
4640.602 6/26–7/31 Tu 8:15–9:20 pm
4640.603 8/7–9/11 Tu 8:15–9:20 pm

Kickboxing for Women
Focus is on fitness and correct form. Learn stance, punch, kick, parry, and block techniques. Contact is on focus gloves, pads, and air-shields only. Includes stretching, shadow boxing, and drills. Plan to purchase 12-oz. boxing gloves ($30) at first class. Wear sweats/running shoes. NO perfumes. All levels welcome.
Instructor: John Castro
Pacheco Community Ctr: 5800 Pacheco Blvd.
6 weeks | $69/$59 (Dist. Res.)
*5 weeks (no class 5/28) | $60/$50 (Dist. Res.)

4648.602 6/25–7/23* M 6:40–7:40 pm
4648.603 7/30–8/27* M 6:40–7:40 pm

Mixed Martial Arts with JKD Concepts

Bring out your cat-like attributes of speed, flexibility, endurance, timing, power, balance, coordination, and fluid motion! Non-classical combative martial arts training emphasizes physical fitness & self-defense. Incorporates Kung-Fu, Boxing, Kickboxing, Karate, and more. Contact is on pads and kicking shields. Wear sweats and running shoes. Plan to purchase 12-oz. boxing gloves ($30).
Instructor: John Castro
Winslow Center: Assembly Rm
6 weeks | $69/$59 (Dist. Res.)
*5 weeks (no class 7/4) | $59/$49 (Dist. Res.)

4652.602 6/27–8/1* W 8:05–9:00 pm
4652.603 8/8–9/12 W 8:05–9:00 pm

Nia® Body-Mind-Spirit
Get back in shape, maintain, or challenge your fitness level! Nia® is cardiovascular fitness blending movements from Dance, Martial Arts, and the Healing Arts. Full-body conditioning to increase flexibility, agility, & strength. Set to music including New Age, Electronic, World Music, and Pop. Optional: towel or mat for cool down. All levels.
Instructor: Janet Kaufman, Certified Nia® Instructor.
Winslow Center: Assembly Rm
6 weeks | $69/$59 (Dist. Res.)
4692.602 6/19–7/24 Tu 6:40–7:35 pm
4692.603 7/31–9/4 Tu 6:40–7:35 pm

Pilates Mat Class
Bring the mind, body, and breathing together in movement while learning the fundamentals of Pilates. Learn muscular control; core awareness, coordination, flexibility, and posture. Comfortable clothing; no shorts. Bring padded mat. All levels welcome.
Instructor: Alison Klippel, Certified Instructor
Pacheco Community Ctr: 5800 Pacheco Blvd.
Mon PM | 7 weeks | $78/$68 (Dist. Res.)
4688.602 7/9–8/27 (no class 7/30) M 5:30–6:30 pm
Wed PM | 6 weeks | $69/$59 (Dist. Res.)
4689.602 7/11–8/22 (no class 8/1) W 5:30–6:30 pm
Winslow Center: Assembly Rm
Thurs PM | 7 weeks | $78/$68 (Dist. Res.)
4690.602 7/12–8/30** Th 10:45–11:45 am
**No class 8/2

Tai Chi Kung
Non-competitive and self-rewarding, this simple blend of exercises will start you on the path of self-discovery. You will discover more about your own body, mind, and the many health benefits that come from practicing these traditional Chinese arts. Students learn at their own speed; continuing students are welcome. All ages benefit.
Instructor: Peter Marks
Winslow Center: Assembly Rm
6 weeks | $75/$65 (Dist. Res.)
4682.602 5/30–7/11 (no class 7/4) W 10:30–11:45 am
4682.603 7/18–8/22 W 10:30–11:45 am

Tai Chi Chuan
This workshop is designed to introduce you to a Chinese national treasure; a system of eight energies and five directional pathways that make up the original 13 postures comprising the basic Tai Chi system. You will learn how to coordinate and balance your body and mind while learning these beautiful patterns of the yin/yang movements of Tai Chi. Easily taught and easily learned, enjoyable and healthful, these movements can be practiced daily and can be a springboard in the deeper realms that Tai Chi has to offer you. Attend one or attend all, you will receive individual attention as you progress.
Instructor: Peter Marks
Winslow Center: Assembly Rm
1 workshop | $24/$20 (Dist. Res.)
4654.604 7/5 Th 7:50–9:20 pm
4654.605 8/2 Th 7:50–9:20 pm

Tennis Lessons

Monthly Group Lessons
Top-quality instruction is available through Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District. Classes begin on the first day of the month and run four consecutive weeks through the end of the month. Choose the class that meets your schedule. If you want more than one lesson per week, register for multiple classes. Register at least one week prior to the first class, which always begins the first week of the month. Classes may be combined or canceled if minimum numbers are not reached. Students may play before and after class if courts are available. Tennis shoes and racquet required.
Class size: 6–14 students.
Instructor: Deborah Gantt, USTA Member, U.S. National Tennis Academy Certified; 20+ yrs. experience, College Park & Mt. Diablo High School Tennis Coach
College Park H.S. Tennis Courts: 320 Civic Dr (adjacent to Community Center parking lot)
4 classes | $62/$52 (Dist. Res.)

Playing Levels
(B) Beginner—No tennis background or limited experience. (1.5/below)
(AB) Advanced Beginner—Minimal skills and playing experience. (2.0–2.5)
(INT) Intermediate—Familiar with all basic strokes; can maintain a rally; has some playing experience. Emphasis on refining skills, rallying, singles/doubles play and strategy. (3.0–3.5)

Adult/Teen (13+ years)

Level Day Time July August
B/AB Tu 6:30 - 7:30 pm 5555.603 5555.604
B/AB Th 6:30 - 7:30 pm 5565.603 5565.604
INT** Th 7:30 - 8:30 pm 5566.603 5566.604
B/AB Sa 9:00 - 10:00 am 5575.603 5575.604

**No online registreation for these courses. Please call (925) 682 - 0896 to enroll.

Lessons By Arrangement
Can’t make our scheduled classes? Call and tell us when you and/or your partner are available for either one or six hours of instruction. Register early; there is limited time available with our instructor. To arrange lessons, call (925) 682-0896.
Private Lessons: 5596
Per hour, any age/level: $67/$57 (Dist. Res.)
Six 1-hr classes, any age/level: $292/$277 (Dist. Res.)
Semi-Private Lessons: 5597
Two per/same level; must register together.
Per person, per hour: $36/$30 (Dist. Res.)
Per person, six 1-hr classes: $155/$140 (Dist. Res.)

Total Fitness
The Way to Energize & Vitalize
Work your body from head to toe, inside and out! A ten-minute warm-up; 30-minute aerobic (cardiovascular) segment; then toning and strength training. Last, a cool down/stretch. Modifications given so every BODY can work at its own pace! Bring mat/towel, water bottle, hand weights. Instructor: Christie Tomlinson, choreographer and instructor, 34 yrs.
Faith Lutheran Church: 50 Woodsworth Ln.
8 weeks | $111/$101 (Dist. Res.)
4636.602 7/9–8/27 M 5:45–7:10 pm

Weight Training
Sculpt a better and healthier you with this total body workout. Wear workout clothes and shoes; bring two sets of hand weights.
Instructor: Alison Klippel, Certified Weight Training Instructor
Winslow Center: Assembly Rm
6 weeks | $69/$59 (Dist. Res.)
4643.602 7/13–8/31 F 10:45–11:45 am
No class 8/3, 8/24

Yin Yoga for Flexibility
Want to increase your flexibility and learn the basics of Yin Yoga? Yin Yoga is aimed at producing permanent change in the length of one’s muscles; increasing the blood supply to, and the longevity of, soft tissues by sustaining postures using props and straps to relax into the pose. The class is moderately paced with consideration for those who are new to yoga, have injuries, or just need a relaxing, healthful way to establish contact with and understand their bodies. Wear loose or stretchy clothes; bring a mat.
Instructor: Linda Burkard, Certified Yoga instructor with over 1000 hours of training in Yoga therapy.
Winslow Center: Assembly Rm
6 weeks | $69/$59 (Dist. Res.)
4656.602 6/6–7/18 (no class 7/4) W 6:40–7:50 pm
4656.603 7/25–8/29 W 6:40–7:50 pm

Yoga (Sugi/Gentle)
The yoga that ANYONE can do! Sugi Yoga is a combination of Hatha Yoga and the Feldenkrais technique of movement. Gentle postures, breathing exercises, and deep relaxation help relieve stress on three levels: spirit, mind, body. Wear comfortable clothing; bring Yoga mat and pillow.
Instructor: Nancy Guzzaldo, Certified Yoga Instructor specializing in Sugi Yoga; practicing Yoga since 1995.
Winslow Center: Assembly Rm
8 weeks | $87/$77 (Dist. Res.)
4637.601 5/8–6/26 Tu 10:30–11:45 am
4637.602 7/10–8/28 Tu 10:30–11:45 am

Yoga Basics
You Don’t Have to be a Pretzel. Yoga is the perfect exercise to help you create a vibrant healthy body and live a long, active life. Develop and expand your practice of yoga postures while learning relaxation & breathing techniques. You’ll be challenged in a gentle, safe way while experiencing the benefits of yoga with clear instruction and demonstration. All ages/abilities welcome; no previous yoga experience necessary.
Instructor: Maxine Younger, Certified Yoga Instructor with a foundation in anatomy, disabilities, fitness, and nutrition.
Winslow Center: Assembly Rm.
6 weeks | $69/$59 (Dist. Res.)
4649.602 6/11–7/16 M 7:50–9:00 pm
4649.603 7/23–8/27 M 7:50–9:00 pm

Zen Budo Kai Aiki Jujitsu
Ultimate Self-Defense Experience
16 yrs & up
A rare opportunity to train with a system head. Learn grappling, locking, use of balance as a method of self-defense to overcome a stronger attacker. Promotes a philosophy of responsibility and control.
Instructor: Tim Delgman, Head Master for all Zen Budo Kai Aiki Jujitsu schools; ATAMA 9th degree black belt certified professor; black belts in Jujitsu, Karate, and Judo.
Winslow Center: Rms 1 & 2
6 weeks | $69/$59 (Dist. Res.)
4667.602 6/6–7/18 (no class 7/4) W 7:45–9:00 pm
4667.603 7/25–8/29 W 7:45–9:00 pm

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Belly Dance Series
Sign up for one or for all and explore the wide range of belly dance styles and props, one workshop at a time. Both standing and floor work are included as appropriate. Barefoot, dance sandals or slippers; bring hip wrap. All levels welcome.
Instructor: Sharifa, performer of Middle Eastern Dance; owner, Belly Dance Artists; instructor since 1987.
Winslow Center: Assembly Rm
1 workshop | $24/$20 (Dist. Res.)
Th, 7:50–9:20 pm
Intro. to N. African Arabic Dance, Part 1: Moroccan line dance, Folkloric—shikhat and berber styles. 4132.602 6/21
Intro. to N. African Arabic Dance, Part 2: Tunisian dance as solo or group. 4132.603 7/19

Bollywood & Bhangra Blast!
This high-energy workout incorporates Cinematic Hindi Bollywood with a warm-up of Punjabi Masala Bhangra! Short Bollywood choreographies with lively Bhangra warm-ups! All levels welcome.
Instructor: Layla Habib, professional dancer 20 yrs, instructor.
Winslow Center: Assembly Rm
6 weeks | $69/$59 (Dist. Res.)
4660.601 6/6–7/18 (no class 7/4) W 6:30–7:30 pm

Let’s Go Dancing
16 yrs and up
You can do this! Bring your favorite partner and learn to dance to the music you’ve always loved. Remember guys, ladies really appreciate a man who can dance. Have more fun on your cruise, at a wedding, or at a holiday party. These classes will provide you with all that you will need to twirl on the dance floor with ease and LOOK GOOD! Note: Beginning and intermediate classes overlap one-half hour, 7:15–7:45 pm.
Instructor: Alberta Bagneschi, instructor of Ballroom Dance for 27+ yrs.
Pacheco Community Ctr: 5800 Pacheco Blvd.
5 weeks, Wednesdays | $60/$50 (Dist. Res.)
Rumba, Samba, Triple Swing Beginner 4114.603 7/18–8/15 7:15–8:15 pm

Soul of Salsa 101
Advance at your own pace while learning the basics of all Salsa dance styles including the new Latin Ballroom Salsa mixed with N.Y. Latin Hustle and with Cali Colombia Salsa, which is the Cuban Pachanga. Do not wear sandals or tennis shoes. Refrain from wearing heavy perfumes/scents. Instructor experiences perfume allergies. All levels welcome.
Instructor: Ron Bermudez, 30+ yrs teaching experience; studied with New York champions, founded the first Salsa Group Salsa Angels in the Bay Area.
Pacheco Community Ctr: 5800 Pacheco Blvd.
5 weeks | $60/$50 (Dis. Res.)
4155.602 6/6–7/11* W 8:30–9:30 pm
4155.603 7/18–8/15 W 8:30–9:30 pm
*No class 7/4



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