Got an email this morning from a group that is putting together a real-life school to train people in the art of being a superhero…
The plan is to create HERO, a community-center style business in Brooklyn that will teach: MMA, Parkour, self defense, personal safety, health & fitness, and heroic ideals and values. HERO will also have curricula in place to teach life skills, character development, superhero skills, personal development, and ways to help others and the community. They will be working with students ages 4 and up.
As part of the community-center setup, the school will be used to hold regular homeless outreach events, fundraisers, charity events, community projects, and more. They also plan to host free seminars on self defense, parkour, anti-bullying, stranger awareness, children's health and fitness, de-escalation, kids hero workshops, and more.
The instructors include Jeremy "Spyder" Gallant who will be running our Parkour program and Chris "Dark Guardian" Pollak who will be running the self-defense and MMA program. They and other instructors from the school have been featured on the news, in a documentary, in the newspapers, magazines, or on TV.
A quote from their Indiegogo page about the school: "More than teaching heroic skills, ideals,and values; HERO will be used to help make the local community a better place. HERO will be used as a headquarters to take action in helping the area by training more people to patrol the streets and help the needy."