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Kicks Welcomes Guest Instructor Jennifer Lawler

Located at the Heiter Community Center • 100 North Fifth Street •  Lewisburg, PA 17837
June 2003

Kicks Teams Up with the
Heiter Community Center

Fitness Tip of the Month

How much is too much?   
by Laura Kamienski

Kicks Martial Arts for Women announces it is teaming up with the Donald Heiter Community Center on July 1st.

When asked,  “Why the move?” Kicks owner Laura Kamienski responded, “Well two reasons really. Primarily, because it’s a good business decision. We are already in need of more room and we want to continue to grow. Schools based in community centers tend to invite more walk-ins and are less intimidating than a formal space reserved exclusively for martial arts. In addition, I’m beginning graduate studies at Bucknell University in the fall. My goal is to earn a Masters Degree in English and Women’s Studies by 2005. Teaming up with the community center will enable me to attend graduate school full time and continue to teach martial arts and self-defense. Kicks has always been about building a strong community of women and girls. The [Donald Heiter] Community Center is the perfect venue for us. I’m really excited about this union!”

Tae Kwon Do classes for women and girls will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Both day and evening classes will be available. In addition, Kamienski noted that Kicks will continue to offer “Empower! Self-Defense for Women.”

For more information visit e-mail Kicks or call Kicks at 523-7777.

Upcoming Events

  • The next rank test will be held on June 14th at noon.
  • The next twelve-hour  Empower! Self-Defense for Women level one course is scheduled for September 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th from 2:00 PM through 5:00 PM. Space is limited. Contact Kicks for details, and to reserve a place in the class.


Discover your power.
Twelve hour course: September 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th
Call 523-7777 for more information or to register.

Regular exercise is a certain route to better health. However, make sure that you have a balanced exercise routine involving moderate amounts of different types of exercise. Over-exercising can be plain unhealthy. Here are some warning signs that you are over-exerting yourself and ought to cut back: If you become overly exhausted, get frequent headaches, become dizzy, get nauseous, get very sore, cannot catch your breath, become unsteady, or your heart won't stop pounding. If you develop any of these symptoms, see your doctor to make sure that you are still in good health. Remember: the key to health is moderation!

Kicks Hosts Women's Workshop with Black Belt Author Jennifer Lawler

Kicks' students, along with several area women participated a two-hour workshop with renowned martial artist and author Jennifer Lawler.  The two-hour workshop entitled “An Introduction to Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing and Self-defense for Women” was held on May 28th.  

Dr. Lawler is a black belt and author of nineteen books including, “Tae Kwon Do for Women,” “Coaching Women in the Martial Arts,” “Kickboxing for Women,” “Punch: Why Women Participate in Violent Sports,” and “Martial Arts for Dummies.”  She earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas in 1996.  She is experienced as a tournament competitor, judge and referee, and martial arts and self-defense instructor. Currently, she devotes most of her time to writing and speaking about martial arts training. Her latest book “Dojo Wisdom” explores using martial in daily life. Those who participated in the event received a signed copy.


Some of Kicks' younger students had the opportunity to train with Dr. Lawler in a special Tae Kwon Do for Girls class. Left to right: Sabum Nim Lawler, Lindsey, Joanna, Sarah, Martina, Micah and Sabum Nim Kamienski.

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