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  • Date: October 7, 2023
  • Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Location: Champlain Valley Christian Reform Church 73 Church St.
    Vergennes, VT 05491
  • Cost: $50.00 per person
  • Deposits: Payment due at time of registration
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  • Deadlines: Please register by September 29th
  • RSVP: Contact Kim at [email protected] or call 802-388-1632.

Please join NBM and Master Kellie Thomas for a women’s self-defense class. We all know our world is changing; it’s more important now than ever for women of all ages to feel confident and have the skills to protect themselves in an unsafe situation.

i-STRIKE stands for I am Self-confident, Tough, Resourceful, Intuitive, Kind and Extraordinary and teaches simple effective techniques using the strongest parts of our bodies to the most vulnerable parts of the assailants and designed to be used by women of all ages and capabilities.  In addition to learning effective physical techniques, your voice will become louder and more affirmative in setting verbal and physical boundaries, and you’ll learn to trust your intuition.  This course is team-taught with a male black belt who wears a full-contact suit, so you have the opportunity to practice these scenarios more realistically and are able to use the techniques taught with full force. ABSOLUTELY NO Martial Arts Experience Necessary!  Safe for women of all ages.

Master Kellie Thomas is a 6th degree black belt in ITF TaeKwon Do and is the owner of TaeKwon Do K.I.C.K.S. of Middlebury, Hinesburg, Orwell & Vergennes.  Master Thomas has more than 15 years of experience teaching self-defense techniques, has taught students from toddlers through grandparents and was a Model Mugging (a nationally known self-defense class mostly in cities like Boston and LA) assistant teacher for a couple of years when her TKD school in Colchester was running the program.

Join us on Saturday, October 7th from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Champlain Valley Christian Reform Church in Vergennes.

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