Sample activities, refine skills, socialize and pursue interests in an enjoyable setting. From dance instruction to cooking classes to courses about starting a business to fitness classes to professional computer instruction to daycations ... Adult Enrichment has something for everyone! District 196 Adult Enrichment is a fee-supported program that offers over 175 affordable classes based on community interests and needs. For more information, email a Community Ed registrar or call 651-423-7920.
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Instructor of the Quarter
Peter Discenza has been teaching Aikido for Community Ed over four years, bringing this gentle but effective martial art to the south metro area. Pete began learning Aikido in 1994 through this same CE program! He’d played Judo in high school, college and in the military. "Judo is a fine sport, but competition is a young person’s game." says Pete. Aikido doesn’t have matches and is much easier on the body so it can be practiced effectively by smaller people as well as 'us seasoned citizens' (Pete is 66). The emphasis of Aikido is on self-defense without revenge ... on personal safety. In particular, Pete puts a lot of emphasis on ukemi, methods of falling without injury, since this is the part of the art that we all might use. Did you know accidental falls are the second cause of death in the U.S.?
Pete enjoys seeing new students gain confidence to control a situation without adding violence, escape with little effort and take the advantage back from larger, stronger partners. He enjoys working with women and youth, teaching them to move smoothly to off-balance their partners and to give up on ‘strong, stiff and static’ attitudes.
Pete retired from Northwest Airlines as a 757 captain in mid-2010 and earned his shodan, first degree black belt, in 2012. He practices at Twin Cities Aikido Center in St Paul, three to four days each week, assisting with youth classes and serves on the board of directors for the club. He and his family moved to Eagan in 1986 from Little Rock, AR.
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Janis Stoven, Adult Enrichment Coordinator, 651-423-7925