The popular “Don’t Be A Victim” self-defense workshop conducted by Jeff Ellis of International Karate Centers, 17112 Pearl Rd., will take place this week for recently gradated teens who are going off to college.
The seminar is set for 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at .
This free community event is open to all recently graduating daughters from area high schools. Moms are invited, too, as well as any female college student home on summer break.
“We had our daughter take your graduating seniors class last year and am so glad we did," Diane Earley of Strongsville said in a news release. "She was going off to a college in a metropolitan area and did not feel real comfortable with being able to protect herself. As parents we wanted to know she would have some necessary skills to keep safe too."
“Women today even more than ever want to know they have simple yet effective skills to prevent an assault or stop a potentially dangerous situation like an physical attack,” said Ellis, an 8th degree black belt with more than 42 years of self-defense training experience. “There is hardly a day that goes by that we don’t see a report on television or hear about an attack or abduction on the radio.”
Ellis has been offering the self-defense workshop for graduating seniors for many years at the request of parents concerned about the safety for their daughters as they are about to go off to college.
The “Don’t Be a Victim” workshop will focus on providing women valuable information regarding safety awareness, evading assault and self-defense skills. The use of basic hand strikes, blocks, simple kicks, and easy ways to escape from grabs or holds will be explored. Participants will learn in a safe, controlled environment and have fun, too.
Register online at www.jeffelliskarate.com and click on the “Don’t Be A Victim tab at home page.
Early registration is suggested -- it will fill up. For more information, contact Jeff Ellis at 440-238-9390.