QUICK PLAYS for February 18 issue
Public workshop will teach Aikido for self-defense
WAILUKU – The instructors of Maui Ki-Aikido are offering a special public workshop on self-defense.
This two-hour program will teach basic form, offer tips for how to protect yourself by remaining aware of your environment, and introduce a few simple self-defense techniques. Students will also learn about how the mind and body respond in a high-stress environment.
The class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 194 S. Market St., Wailuku. Cost is $10. Students should come 15 minutes early to register and check in. The class is open to teens and adults.
Founded in 1953, Maui Ki-Aikido is the oldest Aikido dojo in the United States. Learn more about the dojo’s programs at mauiaikido.com, or call 357-5172 for information.
Game is terrific for Octogenarian duffers
Still in the game at any age. The Kaanapali Mini Game gives an opportunity for the old duffers to keep playing and compete with the younger golfers. The Kaanapali Mini Game had its start at Kapalua in the late 1970s, over 35 years ago. Some of the original golfers are still playing in the game but they are now 35 years older. Drives that used to travel 250 yards are going 180 yards at best.
There are eight Octogenarians that play in the game, and they are able to compete. Most of the games are played on the Kaanapali Kai Course. Anyone playing under the age of 70 must tee off on what are called the Sand Tees. When players reach the age of 70, they can move to the Fern Tees. Octogenarians tee off from the Hibiscus Tees. This makes everyone able to reach the greens in regulation.
There are approximately 60 prospective players that are invited by e-mail to play in the every Monday and Thursday games. Some are long-term residents of Maui, but many are snowbirds that are here every winter for at least a month. We accept new players if they live on Maui or vacation on Maui for at least a month every year. Anyone interested may contact Foster Hull at firstname.lastname@example.org.