Helping Neighbors: F.I.S.H. Offers S.A.F.E. Workshop
F.I.S.H. of SANCAP in conjunction with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, will hold a Self-defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange workshop (S.A.F.E.). The event will be held on July 28, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ located at 2050 Periwinkle Way.
This educational awareness and crime-victim prevention program encompasses strategies, techniques and options that may reduce risk of exposure to violence. The program is geared toward teenaged and adult women and introduces them to the physical aspects of self-defense. Participants must be at least 13 years of age and those between the ages of 13-17 must have a parent present during the entire workshop.
Violent crimes are often crimes of opportunity. When the element of opportunity is removed, the risk of the crime is reduced. Teaching that "90% of self-defense is awareness, risk reduction, and avoiding confrontation; and only 10% is physical"; and focusing on both mental and physical preparedness, SAFE provides women with solid public safety-awareness information to incorporate into their every-day lives.
The program is broken into three parts:
1) Introduction to Safety
2) Video on Self Defense
3) Physical Self Defense Techniques
This class is not a self-defense class. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and close toed shoes. This workshop is complimentary and open to persons of all genders. Please R.S.V.P. to Christine or Jessi at the FISH WIC: 472-4775 by July 23, 2015.