|Self Defense program for ages 12 and older to be presented at KC North Community Center on March 20|
Kansas City Missouri Park and Recreation's KC North Community Center will be the site of a free self defense seminar scheduled for March 20.
This program is being presented by The Ali Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E.) Foundation in cooperation with the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. The program was designed by JCPRD Corporate and Community Wellness Manager Jill Leiker, a professional self-defense trainer, in consultation with local law enforcement agencies. The idea for the program was originally brought by representatives of the family of Ali Kemp a 19-year-old Leawood resident who was murdered while working as a lifeguard at a residential subdivision pool in the summer of 2002.
The program is called T.A.K.E. Defense Training and has the goal giving women of any age the self-protection skills they need to avoid becoming the victims of violent crime. Participants are encouraged to bring a friend as portions of the curriculum use a partner and mothers and daughters make great teams. Participants will learn basic techniques which could save their lives and thwart an attack.
This two-hour program is free, but advanced registration is required and enrollment is limited. The program will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the KC North Community Center, 3930 Northeast Antioch Road, Kansas City. To register for this program, call (816) 784-6100.
For updated program listings, see the District's website at www.jcprd.com. Search for the keyword "self defense" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.