01/22/19 12:00pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Junior and senior boys at Shelter Island School took self-defense training in 2017.

Shelter Island School is expanding its self-defense program taught by Sensei Michelle Del Giorno of Sag Harbor’s Epic Martial Arts. The program started with seniors in 2017. This week, it will start with juniors and seniors, and continue in February with lessons aimed at students in grades 9 and 10. (more…)

05/08/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Junior and senior boys at Shelter Island School took self defense training seriously after watching Sensei Michelle Del Giorno of Sag Harbor’s Epic Martial Arts (left) reverse the situation when her student, Emily Nill, seemingly had the upper hand.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Junior and senior boys at Shelter Island School took self defense training seriously after watching Sensei Michelle Del Giorno of Sag Harbor’s Epic Martial Arts (left) reverse the situation when her student, Emily Nill, seemingly had the upper hand.

“We’re not training them to fight. We’re training them to not be victims.”

That’s how Board of Education member Kathleen Lynch explained to her colleagues the purpose of martial arts training that has been offered to juniors and seniors at Shelter Island School this spring. (more…)