Florida Aikido Center to Host Self-Defense Seminar for Women and Teen Girls on October 27th

Tampa-based martial arts center to host a two-hour seminar aimed at providing women with a small but reliable arsenal of basic, easy-to-execute self-defense techniques.
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Oct. 23, 2012 - PRLog -- Florida Aikido Center (http://www.flaikidocenter.com) will host a two-hour seminar aimed at providing women with a small but reliable arsenal of basic, easy-to-execute self-defense techniques that can be used against aggressors of all sizes. Subjects to be covered include situational awareness; countering grabs, chokes and strikes; safely taking a fall or impact; and effective "up close" striking techniques. Additionally, time will be dedicated to addressing specific self-defense concerns, such as defense from a prone position, use of improvised weapons and fear management tips.


Saturday, October 27th, 2012 from 2:30 to 4:30pm


Florida Aikido Center

4405 W. South Avenue

Tampa, FL 33614

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Gina Boccolucci

Owner and Lead Instructor, Florida Aikido Center

3nd Degree Black Belt, Aikido

Primary Seminar Instructor

Bryce Smith

Weapons Instructor, Tampa Kobudo-Kai

1st Degree Black Belt, Kobudo

Secondary Seminar Instructor  


According to the Domestic Violence Resource Center, approximately 1 in 3 women in the United States will experience some form of physical abuse, assault or rape in their lifetime. While this statistic isn’t limited to any specific race or creed, those most at risk are teenage girls, single women and recent divorcees.

Frightening statistics like the one above were the motivation for Florida Aikido Center and Tampa Kobudo-Kai instructors Gina Boccolucci and Bryce Smith to design a seminar that addresses the practical self-defense needs of women of all ages.  

According to Gina Boccolucci, “When we began putting together this self-defense course, we gave ourselves the goal of assembling a handful of techniques that will allow a non-martial artist to quickly escape or overcome an attacker that is likely larger, stronger and more aggressive. Borrowing from Aikido, Karate, Judo and several other styles, we came up with a curriculum that we feel is effective for women of all ages, fitness levels and body types. While this is not a martial arts class in the traditional sense – absolutely no uniforms, no rigid stances, no body conditioning and no ceremony – we’re going to do some serious, physical work, and hopefully everyone that attends comes away with a very positive experience.”

Class space is limited, so those iqfop interested are encouraged to RSVP by Friday, October 25th. It is recommended that seminar attendees wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing similar to what one would wear to a Yoga class. Bottled water is available to all paying attendees.


$35 per person ($20 for attendees with student ID)

Special group rates available


·         Seminar attendees being taught self-defense techniques

·         Instructors discussing basic tips for self-defense

·         Attendee reactions to techniques being taught

For more information, please visit www.flaikidocenter.com or www.tk-k.com.

About Florida Aikido Center

Open since 2008, the Florida Aikido Center offers an open, encouraging and respectful training environment to anybody ready and willing to learn. While the Florida Aikido Center is a “traditional” martial arts school, the atmosphere is friendly, accepting and ego-free, allowing students to better focus on attaining their specific goals – be they physical fitness, self-defense training, personal fulfillment or everyday stress relief. In addition to Aikido classes, the dojo also offers Karate, Kobudo, Iaido and archery lessons for children and adults; for more information, please visit www.flaikidocenter.com.  Florida Aikido Center is located at 4405 W. South Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614.
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