Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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 …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Latest free class aimed at girls leaving for college
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 International Karate Centers. 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 …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Women can learn self-defense techniques
Self-defense expert Jeff Ellis will again conduct "Don't Be a Victim," a workshop for women, from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 28 at International Karate Centers, 17112 Pearl Rd. in Strongsville. Women will learn how to identify risk factors and simple techniques to stop an attacker. Cost is $20. For more information, call 440-238-9390.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Self defense workshop is Nov. 10 at rec center
A free self-defense clinic for women and teenage girls will be held from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center, 18100 Royalton Rd. The Clinic, which will be led by Jeff Ellis of International Karate Centers, is presented by the Strongsville Rotary Club. The "Don't Be A Victim" workshop will focus on providing women with information on 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, relaxed, fun environment. Early registration is encouraged. Last year's clinic was filled to capacity. Register online at www.dontbeavictim.info, or fill out a registration form …
Monday, April 18, 2011
Parents bring their kids for ID kits, safety demonstrations, egg hunt and more
Crowds visited the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center Sunday for the Seventh Annual Child Safe Community Day Fair. Kids posed for pictures with the Easter Bunny, jumped in inflatable bounce houses and hunted for Easter eggs, but also learned some important lessons about stranger danger and other safety issues. The event was presented by the Rotary Club of Strongsville with participation from Jeff Ellis' International Karate Centers, VFW Post 3345, and the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Seventh annual event includes mini-clinics, games.
The seventh annual Child Safe Community Day Fair will take place from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 17 at the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center, 18100 Royalton Rd. The event is presented by the Rotary Club of Strongsville with participation from Jeff Ellis' International Karate Centers, VFW Post 3345, and the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce. Kids will learn stranger defense, what to do in emergency situations and much more. The event is designed to be a kid-friendly way to keep children out of harm's way. Children and parents will receive a free child identification kit, complete with fingerprints and a personal description record that parents take home and update regularly. Members of law enforcement will assist with the fingerprinting. "It started …