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Elmwood Park Martial Artist Launches Self-Defense Program For Teachers

The Art of Self Defense in Elmwood Park will hold a special workshop for teachers this weekend.
The Art of Self Defense in Elmwood Park will hold a special workshop for teachers this weekend. Photo Credit: The Art of Self Defense Facebook Page

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. – Mike Elayan, who owns The Art of Self Defense in Elmwood Park, believes teachers are the first line of defense for school children.

That is why he is hosting a self-defense workshop designed specifically for teachers this weekend.

“With everything that is happening in this day and age, teachers can utilize tactics to protect children and themselves,” Elayan told Daily Voice.

During the two-hour workshop, participants will learn how to defend themselves and children from various attacks, as well as practical techniques to defuse situations, Elayan said.

The physical skills that will be taught include effective striking, tactical take downs and joint locking. Although the workshop is designed specifically for teachers, others are welcome to attend.

It will take place on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Art of Self Defense, 15 Wallace St., Elmwood Park.

The cost is $20, and participants must register in advance.

To reserve a spot, go to http://aosdmma.com/schedule and register for the event on Dec. 4. Those interested in participating can also email Aosdmma@gmail.com.

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