Archive for Thursday, June 28, 2007

JCCC students plan self-defense class

June 28, 2007

Lambda Alpha Epsilon, a student criminal justice organization at Johnson County Community College, and Krav Maga and Fitness Center are co-sponsoring a free personal safety seminar for women ages 16 and older from 1 to 5 p.m. July 22 at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel, 10800 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park.

The seminar will have a panel discussion with questions and answers, presentation on personal awareness and safety, and a two-hour self-defense class. The panel will consist of professionals from a variety of different backgrounds who can speak about their perspectives on how to deal with the personal, legal, physical and psychological aftermath of a violent attack.

The seminar is free to all participants; a $10 donation to the Kelsey Smith fund is suggested. Space is limited to 100 attendees, so advance registration is required. Participants can register by sending their name and age to, an e-mail address established specifically for this event.

Participants are asked to wear warm-up pants or sweats, T-shirt and tennis shoes.

Those under the age of 18 need to have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

For more information, call Melody Rayl, JCCC assistant professor, administration of justice/psychology, at (913) 469-8500, ext. 3491, or visit

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