21 August, 2011

Thursday, 25 August - 8:00pm start

There's a children's disco being held in the hall (finishes 8pm), so class will start around eight on Thursday.

If you turn up before eight o'clock, you will be forced to drink Fanta and dance to Justin Bieber.

15 August, 2011

Class Cancelled - Monday 15 August

Class cancelled reluctantly -- due to heavy snow and impassable roads.

Hopefully will see you all Thursday.

Self-defence in the News - No. 27





A Christchurch man used a knife to kill a pitbull which had locked on to his arm, police say.

Police went to a Bower Ave, New Brighton property about 9.30pm on Tuesday after the pitbull was stabbed in the neck.

Sergeant Stephen McDaniel said the dog had been startled by a few cats fighting in the street. "The male [then] possibly bumped into or knocked the dog which resulted in the dog biting the male's jersey. As he's tried to swing the dog off his jersey the dog has re-bitten his arm."

The animal's jaws locked on and he was forced to ask the dog's owner for permission to kill the dog.

"The dog was killed by the male with a knife. The owner was present, obviously upset ... It was pretty messy, but no further action will be taken by us," McDaniel said.

The 47-year-old man was taken to Christchurch Hospital with serious injuries to his arm and stomach, a St John spokesman said.

A Canterbury District Health Board spokeswoman said he was treated and discharged from the emergency department.

- The Press