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Learn to Protect Yourself: Self-Defense Workshop in OP

Learn to Protect Yourself: Self-Defense Workshop in OP

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Written by: Jen Johnson

When I was growing up, my dad was a police officer, and now my brother has followed in his footsteps. There are certain “tools” and advice they have given me over the years, and I have no doubt it has helped me in serious situations.

If you’re looking for ways to help keep yourself protected, there’s a free two-hour self-defense workshop coming up in Overland Park where you can learn how to protect yourself through hands-on training. It’s at the Matt Ross Community Center (8101 Marty St.) on July 21, 2018 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

In honor of Ali Kemp, a 19-year-old Leawood woman who was murdered, the Ali Kemp Foundation was created to equip women of all ages with the resources needed to feel safe. From a highly successful safety awareness program to educational scholarships, the foundation is here to empower women.

For the workshop at Matt Ross, participants ages 12 years old and up are encouraged to bring a family member or friend since working with a partner is involved. Wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes 

Sign-up now at www.takedefense.org – Don’t wait to sign up because only 250 spots are available and the class is expected to fill up early! 

The city of Overland Park is offering this class to you free of charge. However, in order to help T.A.K.E. Defense raise money, voluntary donations are encouraged. 

 

 

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