October 2019

Club Update

1001 S. 74th St., Belleville, IL 62223
618-398-2778

 
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breast cancer awareness month
We salute all of our members who are breast cancer survirors and those who are currently going through treatment.  We would like to share in your victories and through your trials. You inspire us to keep up the good fight.

 

Class Updates

Tai Chi is back
Wednesday—6:15 PM--7:15 PM

Karate Time Change
Thursday--7:00 PM

BEGINNING SOON!

SEG Combative Class
Wednesday 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

This is a self-defense class taught by Jeff Foutch. You will learn self-defense techniques each week using punching bags, focus mitts and many other pieces of equipment. Self-defense is something that needs to be practiced each week and this class will begin soon. You will need to be a member of the Sports Center to attend and Jeff is charging $20.00 per month to attend his class each week.

LET’S GET STRONGER

 

OCTOBER
BHSC would like you to know a little more about

Karate Instructor, Fred Christian
&
Self-Defense Instructor, Jeff Foutch

FRED CHRISTIAN
At age 7, Fred contracted polio in his leg.  He came home from the hospital in a wheel chair.  He asked his dad if he would get him a glass of water.  His dad said, “Nope. Get it yourself.” Since then, Fred has been very independent.

In 1968, Fred was an x-ray tech at Memorial Hospital.  He had seen karate on TV and was very interested in it.  But, there were very few dojos around and none on this side of the river. One day while at work he was talking about it and a co-worker happened to walk by and overheard the conversation.  The coworker said, “There’s a class starting tonight at Scott AFB.  Would you like to come with me?”  Fred has been involved with karate ever since.

Karate means empty hand.  It originated in Okinawa when they were stripped of their weapons.  Fred has been to Okinawa at least a dozen times to learn from their instructors.  He has become friends with them and they have also come to America and been in his home.  Fred is the highest ranked non Okinawan in the world.

Interesting tidbit about Fred. At age 12 he went to see a therapist to try to better his leg.  What the therapist told him has stuck with him.  He said, “Forget the leg.  Don’t worry about what you don’t have.  Just develop what you do have.”  So, that’s what he did.  He is very competitive.  He plays golf, basketball, and swims.  He has won 5 gold medals in the senior Olympics.

 

JEFF FOUTCH

Jeff started studying martial arts in 1982. He has studied under several teachers of various Okinawan and Japanese styles of
hand to hand combat. 

He has visited Okinawa & Japan several times to study
with their best instructors.  He currently holds black belts in seven different styles of martial arts.  He has also completed hand to hand training with various U.S. Military instructors.

Jeff is married to Cheryl, who is also a member.

Jeff will be leading a self-defense class here at BHSC in the near future.  Watch for the flyers for further information if you are interested in participating.

 

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WITCHES, GOBLINS and GHOSTS
OH MY………..
 OCTOBER 31
DRIVE SAFE
HAPPY HALLOWEEN

 

DON’T FORGET DAYLIGHT SAVING TIMEdaylight savings time starts nov 3rd, NOVEMBER 3, 2019
“FALL BACK”

 

 

 

      

EATING FOR A HEALTHY BRAIN
Eating for a healthy heart is also good for your brain and memory. Foods in a Mediterranean style eating plan encourage alertness and cognitive brain function. Include these brain healthy foods in your meal plan: green leafy vegetables, nuts, berries, beans, whole grains, fish, poultry and olive oil. Here is a recipe containing brain healthy ingredients. For more brain power add a green leafy salad topped with nuts and berries.

CHICKEN CHILI

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 green pepper, chopped
1 lb. boneless chicken thighs, cut into narrow strips
4 tsp chili powder
1 Tbsp cumin
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1- 4 oz can chopped mild chilies
1- 14 ½ oz can diced tomatoes in juice
2 ½ cups low sodium chicken broth
1-15 oz. can white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1-15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained

In a 6- to 8- quart saucepan heat oil over medium heat, swirling oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Add onion, green pepper and garlic, cook, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add the chicken and cook, stirring constantly, until cooked through and no pink shows through. Add the spices and stir to coat chicken. Add the chilis, tomatoes and chicken broth, stir well, cover and simmer 15 minutes. Add the beans and cook, uncovered, about 15 minutes and chili has thickened.

Remove from heat. 6-8 servings
Please eat and exercise responsibly.

Bernie Cook,
RDN, LDN, October 2019

      

THERE IS NO
ELEVATOR
TO SUCCESS.
YOU HAVE TO
TAKE THE
STAIRS

      

PUSH AND RELEASE

sports center doorThe front and back doors are locked in the morning and evening for our members safety.  Press the doorbell ONCEand please DO NOT hold the button down. Moving away from the screen, prevents the front desk from seeing the member. When we acknowledge you, please say your full name clearly so we can get you entered into the system. We will then release the door for you to come in.  Thank you.

 

 

 

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