This is an idea I've had for a while and has finally come to fruition. I figured we can fight domestic abuse in two ways. One, by enabling people to defend themselves... and also raise some money for an organization that shelters the victims of domestic abuse.
This self defense seminar is presented by Dyer's Karate and will teach practical and easy to learn techniques for defending oneself and escaping dangerous situations.
If you wish to attend, please dress in comfortable, loose clothing. Fitness clothing is not required, but you may wear it if you'd like. You should also bring a water bottle to make sure you stay hydrated.
The seminar will run approximately one and a half hours... though if we have a lot of enthusiasm, we're not limiting it to that time.
Master Dyer will teach the class and I will assist (and also be the one you might get to beat on while learning these techniques... bonus!). The class cost is $40. In addition to the seminar each attendee will receive a certificate for 3 kickboxing classes with gloves included. Use it yourself, gift it, your choice.
50% of the proceeds will go to the Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County, headquartered in Media, PA. This organization provides services to the victims of domestic abuse. Each year, DAP provides services to more than 4,500 residents of Delaware County. All services are free, including free representation in Protection from Abuse Hearings. DAP is the sole provider of these services throughout the 49 townships and boroughs of Delaware County. They also provide emergency housing and shelter to victims of domestic abuse.
Hope to see many of you there!
Due to space limitations, I've limited attendance. If you wish to come and observe, feel free, but do not sign up here. We will also be accepting straight donations. This is also being offered through the meetup group Southeastern PA Nerd Herd. If you are a member of both groups, please only sign up on one.