Posted on November 5th, 2013
A.P.E. Women’s Self Defense Ages 12+
This class is a very physical introduction to Women’s Self Defense. When trying to avoid an attack or dealing with an attacker, awareness and reaction are most important. Class begins by discussing the importance of staying aware and being “smart” on the street and at home. Then, we introduce the basic strikes necessary to fend off an attacker and spend most of the class role playing attacks that women may face from a predator. The only way to truly learn self-defense is by experience and practice, and this class gives you that opportunity.
Res. $12 (non-res. $15)
170452-01, 2-5 pm, Sat., Nov. 9
170452-02, 2-5 pm, Sat., Feb. 22
A.P.E.’s Basic Class on Stranger Safety
This is a good introductory and refresher course for ages 4-12. It covers a broad range of basic topics: defining a stranger, lures, distancing, what to yell, “going bananas,” code words, and communicating with parents and trusted adults. This class is very interactive and includes a lot of volunteers and role-playing. Students will receive an ID Kit during class! Due to the interactive and role-playing nature of these classes, we require at least one parent or guardian to attend with the child.
Res. $10 (non-res. $12)
178310-01, 11 am-12 pm, Sat., Nov. 9
178310-02, 11 am-12 pm, Sat., Feb. 22
A.P.E.’s Child Escape Tactic Class (CET) – “Getting away from strangers”
The first and most important counter move if threatened, grabbed or attacked is to yell, “run like the wind,” and bring attention to the situation. If running away is not an immediate option, children may need to know how to physically get out of a situation. We DO NOT teach a child to stay and try and fight an adult. This class goes over specific ways to get out of danger if a child is grabbed, picked up, put in a car, etc. Because of the nature of this class, it is only given to both kids and parents together, with the parent playing the role of the “attacker.” Due to the interactive and role-playing nature of these classes, we require at least one parent or guardian to attend with the child.
Res. $4 (non-res. $6)
178310-03, 12-1 pm, Sat., Nov. 9
178310-04, 12-1 pm, Sat., Feb. 22
About the Instructor
All classes and workshops are conducted by Jay Charness. Jay has worked with kids on stranger/predator awareness and safety for the last eight years. He has a Black Belt in Tang Soo Do and worked closely with kids during his training on how to avoid problems and what to do in case of an attack.
Jay is also certified through the “Kids Safe Network” as a Level 2 Agent, the highest certification. Kids’ safety became a passion of Jay’s when he witnessed an attempted attack of a student from his karate studio. Luckily, because of proper training, the child escaped the situation unharmed. It became very apparent on that day that the way to keep kids safe is to expose and educate them and their parents on this subject.
A.P.E. Inc. was created to help protect our kids and the community.
STRANGER/PREDATOR AWARENESS AND SAFETY IS NOT ABOUT TEACHING KIDS TO BE SCARED! Rather, it is about teaching kids to be very careful. In today’s society, it is important to understand where the dangers may come from, and to be aware of these potential dangers when parents or guardians are not around.