'Don't Be a Victim' Workshops Set

Karate school offers self-defense course for women, teens


International Karate Centers, 17112 Pearl Rd., will conduct a “Don’t Be A Victim” mini self-defense series for women and their teenage daughters. 

The program, offered at a reduced rate because January is National Self-Defense Awareness Month, will run for three Wednesdays -- Jan. 23 and 30 and Feb. 6.

“We have promoted safety for families with a variety of workshops and programs for the community for over 35 years," said Jeff Ellis, owner and grandmaster instructor of International Karate Centers.

The sessions will run 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and led by Richard Sweebe, fourth-degree black belt and self-defense expert.

“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 eighth-degree black belt.

The mini-workshop will focus of 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. 

Cost is $59.95 if you register before Jan. 19; after that, it is $75. 

A portion of the tuition will be donated to a local women’s shelter to support their programs that help women in need. 

Register online at dontbeavictim.info or forms can be dropped off at the International Karate Centers.

For more information, contact Ellis at 440-238-9390.

tom m January 22, 2013 at 06:39 PM
yes and starting Jan 24th the strongsville police will be handling a rash of husband abuse cases


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