Posted on July 28th, 2012 *Post last modified on August 27th, 2012
|Aug 25, 2012|
A.P.E. (Avoiding Predators Everyday) Stranger Awareness and Safety Workshops
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)
2-5 pm, Sat., Aug. 25
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)
11 am-12 pm, Sat., Aug. 25
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)
12-1 pm, Sat., Aug. 25