Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 38: the Dark Forest, May 24 - 27, 2024 Missoula, Montana

Noah Visscher

MisCon 38 Attending Professional

Noah is the owner and head instructor of Third Mountain Martial Arts in Belgrade, Montana. He has been training for almost 30 years and has over 15 years of experience teaching martial arts. His passion is for helping students discover their own strengths, and step into their confidence. Noah loves to incorporate the mental side of the martial arts into his lessons: stress inoculation, visualizing success, and regulating the nervous system through breathwork are some of his favorites. He also has degrees in both Health and Human Performance and Acupuncture. His favorite TTRPG character is a half-elf monk, his Bending style is Fire, and his favorite Star Wars faction is the Matukai.

Noah is the owner and head instructor of Third Mountain Martial Arts in Belgrade, Montana. He has been training for almost 30 years and has over 15 years of experience teaching martial arts. His passion is for helping students discover their own strengths, and step into their confidence. Noah loves to incorporate the mental side of the martial arts into his lessons: stress inoculation, visualizing success, and regulating the nervous system through breathwork are some of his favorites. He also has degrees in both Health and Human Performance and Acupuncture. His favorite TTRPG character is a half-elf monk, his Bending style is Fire, and his favorite Star Wars faction is the Matukai.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • moderator Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Unleash the Avatar State: Qigong for Nerds, Toadstool Tent (7)
    Moderator: Noah Visscher; Panelists: Noah Visscher

    Qigong is an embodied mindfulness practice from China. We will talk a little about the history and theory of Qigong and practice a form to increase mental and physical relaxation

  • Break Sat 5:50 - Sun Noon
  • panel Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Fundamentals of Martial Arts: Striking, Field of Wonder (9)
    Panelists: Joseph Malik, Noah Visscher

    Come learn basic strikes, blocks, and kicks. We will practice them and examine how different styles utilize the same techniques in different ways.

  • Break Sun 12:50 - Sun 3:00
  • panel Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Fundamentals of Grappling, Field of Wonder (9)
    Panelists: Joseph Malik, Noah Visscher

    Come learn the fundamentals of grappling. We will practice basic stances, grips, off balancing, and ground positions to get a sense for how to set up techniques while grappling on your feet, or on the ground.