Epic Martial Arts (sagharborkarate) on Main Street in Sag Harbor has invited local high school girls to participate in a self defense workshop on Tuesday, February 25 at 6:15 p.m.
The goal of the workshop is to raise awareness and empower young women with reality based self-defense skills. The workshop is being sponsored by Senior Girl Scout Troop 1480 who have been working on projects to empower themselves and their females peers.
“The fact is that everyday there are many acts of violence committed upon innocent individuals who thought it could and would never happen to them,” says Sensei Michelle Del Giorno, of Epic Martial Arts. “There are many people that became mentally and physically brutalized because they were at the mercy of another. The only thing that will protect us is the knowledge and training we have in the areas of self-defense and the reality of crime.”
Sensei Michelle is donating her time, but has suggested that participants make a donation of $15 – $20 to benefit The Retreat, a domestic violence prevention agency that offers shelter, counseling, legal advocacy and hotline services to victims of abuse. To reserve a spot in the workshop, contact Katie or Diane at 725-0481 or firstname.lastname@example.org.