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Tai chi and kung fu courses offered at AVC

Two different martial arts classes with a focus on health and fitness will be offered through Antelope Valley College's Corporate and Community Services Office beginning in September.

Hazeldine works with tai chi class
Hazeldine, far left, works with tai chi class.

"Tai Chi for Health and Fitness" will direct students through this ancient martial arts form as a gentle, calming and meditative way to promote good health. Instructor Harold Hazeldine will guide students in movement, stretching and breathing exercises to achieve deep relaxation and stress release.

Classes will meet 6:30-8 p.m. on six Mondays beginning Sept. 14. Cost is $10 per class meeting.

"Beginning Kung Fu for Health and Fitness" will focus on promoting general health and physical fitness, as well as improving self-defense, confidence, discipline and teamwork. Students will explore the Northern Shaolin systems of stretches, basic stances, punching, kicking, ancient forms and traditional weaponry.

Hazeldine will teach the kung fu course on six consecutive Thursdays beginning 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Cost is $10 per class meeting.

Hazeldine has 18 years of teaching experience. He is a certified instructor of the Northern Shaolin Kung Fu Association. He was awarded a merit certificate of outstanding citizenship by the City of Los Angeles in 1997 for volunteering and teaching tai chi at a senior center.

Students may register online at www.adultedreg.com/avc or contact the Corporate and Community Services Office at (661) 722-6300, ext. 6584. Upon request three days before the event, reasonable accommodation will be provided to facilitate the participation of covered individuals with disabilities.  Call (661) 722-6360 (voice/relay).

Harold Hazeldine demonstrates technique
Harold Hazeldine demonstrates technique