Friday, January 21, 2022

Be prepared for danger

Prevent dangerous situations before they happen, but be prepared to protect yourself the right way when it’s absolutely necessary.

Marco Island Parks and Recreation will offer a women’s only self defense workshop, which will be held at the Mackle Park facility, 1361 Andalusia Terrace, on Saturday, August 7th at 1 p.m.

This two-hour session will be delivered by Jim Boxma, a new resident to Marco Island and owner of the Defense Fitness Club martial arts school. Mr. Boxma is a Personal Safety Instructor and holds the rank of Second Degree Black Belt in American Karate.

The defense workshop will include the ABC’s of personal safety, an acclaimed program that Mr. Boxma has delivered to 300+ women and children over the past several years. The workshop is open to women only, ages 14 and above, and will be a mix of instruction, practice and information about increasing your personal safety. No prior experience is necessary to participate.

The two-hour session is offered at $20 per participant, and enrollment is limited because of the hands-on nature of the workshop. The goal is to increase safety awareness for all women in a safe and comfortable learning environment. (Be sure to wear comfortable, sport-related clothing.) Pre-registration is required for this one-day-only session. Please call Mackle Park at 642-0575 for more details.

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