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Fostering Improvisational Physical Skills

July 27 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

Many self-defense and martial arts systems feature defined choreography. Real-life self-defense situations are not scripted, however, and our bodies often long to move more freely. In this class, we’ll experiment with a variety of Zujitsu-Ryu training exercises, devised by Soke Chaka Zulu. These activities foster individual creativity, a broad movement vocabulary, and the ability to adapt to self-defense situations. Through individual and partner practice, we’ll slow down, tune in, and use our sensitivity to guide us to more fluidity and responsiveness. There is authenticity in discovering and honoring how our body wants to move. Most importantly, connecting to our creativity can be a source of joy, efficacy, and endless possibility. Content note: This class will feature cooperative partner work that includes physical contact, such as touch, wrist grabs, and slow, controlled strikes.


Bring: n/a

Wear: Comfortable Clothing

Appropriate For:
  • Teens 12-17, Adults 18 plus
  • Intermediate Experience, Advanced Experience
  • Moderate Exertion
Areas of Focus:
  • Centering
  • Crossover
  • Live
  • Unarmed Techniques
  • ESD
  • Martial Arts
Wentz Science Center – Stevenson Hall


July 27
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
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Wentz Science Center – Stevenson Hall
-- 131 S. Loomis St.
Naperville, IL 60540 United States


Anne Kuzminsky


Appropriate for
Teens 12-17, Adults 18 plus
Recommended Experience Level
Intermediate Experience, Advanced Experience
Exertion Level
Moderate Exertion

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