Jordan Anderson and Zac Marion will be the instructors for the Self Defense Clinic held Tuesday June 28, 2011. They have had extensive training in various forms of martial arts and have designed this clinic to specifically help runners and athletes learn how to protect themselves if ever they needed to. The class will last about an hour. The first part of the class will feature tips on how to avoid situations where martial arts may be needed. Second, the instructors will teach defusing techniques which will help to alleviate the pressure of the situation, and prevent the situation from escalating. Finally, Jordan and Zac will demonstrate how to handle an attack by performing various moves to be used in self defense. This class is sure to provide very valuable information and also help to teach people skills which could save their lives.There are two classes, one at noon and one at 7:00 p.m. at the 700 East location. Bring a friend or two!
Jordan Anderson first learned martial arts when he was a young kid, taking his first karate classes when he was 7 years old. He took a break from the sport and decided to revisit it when he was in middle school and was the subject of ridicule and bullying. He took up wrestling to learn discipline and technique and to improve his confidence in protecting himself. After middle school, he lived in Indiana, Oregon and Arizona and joined Mixed Martial Arts gyms everywhere he ended up. It was at these various gyms where he fine-tuned his karate, Muay Thai, boxing and Brazillian Jiu Jitsu skills. Jordan also trained with a golden gloves boxer in Cincinati and has coached alongside an olympic wrestler.
Zac Marion has a combined education of 10 yrs of training in multiple disciplines (Krav Maga, Brazilian Jui Jitsu, Kickboxing and Karate). He studied Krav Maga under Mitch Markowitz in Orange County California at the age 10 and Karate under Sensei Yamamoto during the same time. He Studied Brazilian Jui Jitsu and Kickboxing under Black Belt Aldo Oreggia in Layton, Utah beginning in 2002. Continued training with Jeremy Horn in West Jordan, Utah. He was an amateur Mixed Martial Arts Fighter (1,1) at the age of 18 and has taught self defense with Aldo during training for 2 yrs. Some of his achievements include an Orange Belt in Krav Maga (1998), Yellow Belt in Karate (1998) and Purple Belt in BJJ under Aldo Oreggia (2006).