Self defense class available for women

Betty Griffin House Community Awareness Coordinator Kim Collins announced to local St. Johns County reporters at Historic City News that today, self-defense is more important than ever.

Betty Griffin House and Lion’s Den Karate are collaborating to promote women’s personal safety.

On Friday, June 18th, 2010 be one of 10 women to learn the moves that could save your life! Lion’s Den Karate, located at 138 North One Dr., Suite A in St. Augustine is offering a 3 hour women’s self defense class to the first 10 women that call and sign up. Call today to reserve your spot 904-826-1904.

You’ve seen it in the movies, and read about it in the paper. But those things happen to others, not you, right? WRONG! Just think about the world we live in today, no one is immune to violence. Doesn’t it make sense to know how to be aware and also how to be prepared? Mr. Jose and Mr. Curtis, the instructors at Lion’s Den Karate will help you learn empty handed self-defense skills.

Instructor Jose L. Leno is a 22-year veteran of the Martial Arts. Mr. Jose has studied under world renowned masters to learn Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan Karate, Hung Gar Kung Fu, Yang style Tai Chi Chuan and Tang Soo Do. Mr. Jose’s goal is, “to help individuals reach their goals, not his.” He offers classes in Spanish and American Sign Language.

Instructor Curtis A. Romeo studied the style of Tang Soo Do since the age of 13. He holds the rank of third degree and has 12 + years of teaching experience. Mr. Curtis is an outstanding and vital member of Lion’s Den Karate and was specifically hand-picked by Mr. Jose for his dedication, hard work and ability to communicate and interact with young people.

As a private, nonprofit agency, Betty Griffin House provides emergency shelter to abused women, men, and their minor children. Other support services available to shelter residents and non residents include a 24-hour crisis hotline, individual and group counseling, forensic medical rape exams, and legal assistance. Confidential individual and group counseling are available in all parts of St. Johns County including, Hastings, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Johns, St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach. If you or someone you know is being abused, please call our hotline at (904) 824-1555.

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