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March 25, 2004

N E W S   R E L E A S E

The next Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Women's Self Defense Seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, March 31.

The three-hour seminar is free of charge and open to women and girls age 12 and older. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The session begins at 5:00 that afternoon, and includes home security and personal safety information and discussion, and hands-on demonstrations and practice of several simple self-defense techniques. Participants should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and tennis shoes or similar flat-soled footwear. The program is not physically challenging, and nobody will be asked to exceed their own individual comfortable limits.

Instructors will be Martial Arts Masters James Cobb and Joe Cayer. The seminar will be hosted at the Destin Recreation Center on Two Trees Road, Destin (turn north off Emerald Coast Parkway at Landry's Seafood).

For more information, call Kathleen Larney, Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Specialist, at 609-2005, or the Martial Arts Academy at 244-9940.


for more information contact Sgt. Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420