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Wednesday, 07 August 2013 22:48

Bangor Y's Martial Arts Camp

By Katy England
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MartialYou teams up with area martial artists to create an affordable experience for kids

BANGOR The Bangor Y is working in collaboration with MartialYou, Youngs MMA and Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to offer youth ages 7 to 18 a chance to experience a wide array of martial arts, including Taekwondo fundamentals, boxing basics, jiu jitsu for beginners, introduction to yoga and a leadership workshop. The class is being offered Aug. 19 through 23. The five-day camp is only $50 for members of the Y and $80 for non-members for the entire week. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the day is broken up into different classes, ranging between 30 to 45 minutes with plenty of breaks in between.

Shawn Hill founder of MartialYou said the collaboration was a natural fit. Hill had worked with Young's MMA and Gracie Barra (Chris Young and Eduardo Benjamin) and was impressed with not only their level of skill, but their positive attitude that made it an easy decision to work with them.

Published in The Sports Edge
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 15:27

Anne-Marie Storey named to the Bangor Y Board

Rudman Winchell Attorney Joins Bangor YMCA Board of Directors

BANGOR - Rudman Winchell Attorney and Partner Anne-Marie Storey is proud to be joining the Bangor YMCA's Board of Directors.

Mike Seile, CEO of the Bangor YMCA, recently notified Storey that she was selected to join the board "unanimously and with excitement" by current board members at the September meeting.

Published in Biz
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:11

Project Martial You

BANGOR Martial Arts have a long tradition of building self-esteem, discipline, and fitness in children and adults. Shawn Hill has taught martial arts at the Bangor Y for 10 years, and for the past several years has seen the program dwindle due to misconceptions and lack of visibility, something he thinks is a shame and a disservice to the community.

'We want to help kids before they develop later in life, give them confidence,' said Hill. 'It hasn't been in the public eye. It's been overshadowed by mixed martial arts. Some people view [martial arts as a whole] as violent.'

Hill noted that in the early '90s, many people opened what he referred to as 'McDojos,' which didn't have quality teachers and may not have adhered to the tenets of true martial arts.

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