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Getting your kicks (and throws)

Free martial arts classes offered at the Saratoga Community Center Gym


September 26, 2018

Keith McLendon

Christina Reyes, far right, shows her "little dragons" a kick as they watch themselves in a mirror on the wall during a Tuesday class.

Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. you will find Nick Haderlie teaching Judo on the stage adjacent to the Platte Valley Community Center Gym basketball court. On Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. Christina Reyes passes on Taekwondo lessons at the same location.

Both of these martial arts disciplines are offered for free-though donations are accepted. Haderlie keeps a supply of the traditional robe worn, or Gi, on hand for newcomers but recommends students purchase their own. The cost for a Gi is about $35-$40 for tournament-grade Gis that retail for between $60 and $80.

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