September 5

Kim Aldus Performs Self-Defense Routine and Slip Set

Kim Aldus is a tremendous martial artist.

She’s thoughtful, patient, and she operates with precision.

But in this video, she shows her vicious side.

Mrs. Aldus performed this series of self-defense techniques as part of a routine at the Martial Arts for St. Jude demo held in August. In it, she shows defenses against chokes and grabs, and she even demonstrates some cane techniques.

A few weeks later, she demonstrated a slip set of various locks and holds on Mr. Landrew Olson at the Share the Martial Arts camp.

Martial artists around the country have taken note of Mrs. Aldus’s skills, having performed demos and seminars in Wisconsin and Florida, among other places. I’d definitely like to get her on The Martial Arts Podcast sooner rather than later.

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December 14

Starting in January: Adult Martial Arts Classes in Metamora

About 4 in 1,000 people in Illinois report being a victim of violent crime, according to my analysis of FBI crime statistics from 2011 and 2012.

Luckily, these statistics show a general decrease in violent crimes such as murder and non-negligent manslaughter, robbery and aggravated assault – all down between 2 and 5 percent. However, forcible rape saw a noticeable uptick – nearly 18 percent.

Men and women alike need to learn self-defense to protect yourself from these types of attacks, and my karate class will help you do just that.

For the first time in our nearly 12-year history, Metamora Martial Arts will offer a class specifically for adults starting Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Metamora Community Center.

Here are four reasons you should learn martial arts

1. Avoid Conflicts

It’s said that “there is no first strike in karate.” You’ll get the resources you need to avoid becoming a victim in the first place.

2. Defend Yourself

The statistics support the idea that you very well may need to defend yourself someday. In fact, overall, the FBI statistics show that violent crime increased slightly last year. I’ll show you how to escape from grabs, block incoming attacks, and how to safely return home to your family. We’ll also discuss Illinois law related to self-defense.

3. Earn a Black Belt

Unlike the trophies you earned playing sports in school, a black belt stays with you for life. It’s not an easy task, but one that is worth the effort given all of the ways it pays off in your life.

4. Get Fit and Stay in Shape

Condition your body to withstand and effectively deliver attacks! I’ve witnessed several martial artists who have completely transformed their bodies and minds as a result of the exercise involved in martial arts.

If you’re interested in learning more about joining our adult karate class, contact us!

January 17

Women’s Self-Defense Seminar on March 3 in Peoria

Kim AldusMrs. Kim Aldus – along with her husband, Mr. Steve Aldus – will be hosting a women’s self-defense seminar from 10:30-3 Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the Contemporary Art Center in downtown Peoria.

Throughout the class, Mr. and Mrs. Aldus will teach self-defense awareness and techniques that could save your life. You’ll learn how to use your hands, elbows, and knees as weapons in order to avoid or escape a predator.

Attorney Joseph Borsberry will also be on hand to outline the legal aspects of self-defense according to Illinois law, after which will be a Q and A session.

Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes to work out in, such as sweats and a T-shirt.

The cost of the seminar is $40 per person if you register and pay by Feb. 22, or pay $50 at the door. Call Mrs. Aldus at 309-648-4528 in order to register. Space is limited.

The contemporary Art Center is located at 305 SW. Water St. (2nd floor), Peoria, IL.

October 10

Women’s Self-Defense Seminar in Peoria on Sunday, Nov. 4

Get a crash course in women’s self-defense!

Kim Aldus, a 25-year martial arts veteran, will be teaching a women’s self-defense class on Sunday, Nov. 4, from 10:30-2:30 at the Contemporary Art Center in downtown Peoria.

No experience is necessary for you to take part in this seminar. Come dressed in comfortable clothes. Sweats and a T-shirt will do the trick.

Save $5 before Oct. 31 and register for $40, or pay $45 at the door. Make checks payable to Kim Aldus.

Space is limited. If the class fills up, an alternative date will be available.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Aldus at 309-648-4528.

Contemporary Art Center
305 SW Water St. (2nd floor)
Peoria, IL 61354