Tuition: $135.00 per person
(Lunch and handouts provided))
New Hampshire Community Technical College
Pease Tradeport, Portsmouth
(Tuition refundable one week prior to workshop date)

Do you wonder what you would do in the event of a physical attack? If you would like to feel more confident physically, generate calm under pressure, and practice verbal and physical skills to disarm a potential assailant, join Fiona Blyth and Judy Ringer for women's self-defense and assertiveness training. Fiona is a 3rd degree black belt in aikido, and teaches at New England Aikikai in Cambridge Massachusetts. Judy Ringer is a black belt in aikido and founder and chief instructor of Portsmouth Aikido, Portsmouth, NH.

Participants will:

• Increase physical and emotional power
• Learn to turn a freeze response into an action response
• Practice effective self protection skills for common types of physical assault
• Begin to control fear and make wise choices in physically threatening situations

Comments from past participants:

“The techniques were great, as well as the ideas for remaining safe in our everyday lives.”

“I found that there are ways even a small woman can protect herself.”

“I liked that you didn't just focus on physical attack, but also discussed work place intimidation and even the fear of being in front of a group of people. There are all kinds of situations that cause intimidation.”

Judy Ringer provides conflict resolution, team building and communication training throughout the U.S. and Canada with unique workshops based on mind/body principles from the martial art Aikido, in which she holds a black belt. With expertise in several best practice communication models, she brings to life key concepts such as self-management under pressure and appreciation of other viewpoints. Programs are experiential, energetic and fun. Frequently requested within the health, educational and business communities, clients include The National Institutes of Health, BAE Systems, Bose Corporation, UnumProvident Insurance Corporation, Maine Medical Center, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, The American Red Cross, The National Education Association, and the States of New Hampshire and Vermont. Judy is founder and chief instructor of Portsmouth Aikido and sole owner of Power & Presence Training, in Portsmouth, NH.

Fiona Blyth, third degree black belt in aikido, has trained for over 20 years in England, France, and in the U.S. with Mitsunari Kanai Shihan at New England Aikikai in Cambridge, MA. She is an instructor at New England Aikikai, Framingham Aikikai and Portsmouth Aikido.

Directions to NHCTC-Pease Emerging Technologies Center

From Rte.4 South going to Rte. 16 South to Portsmouth.
Take Exit 1; turn right. Enter Pease International Tradeport main entrance (Pease Boulevard). Continue straight through the lights to the end of Pease Boulevard. At the end of the road turn left onto New Hampshire Avenue, for about 1.4 miles (You will drive through two sets of blinking lights and an intersection, after which the road becomes Corporate Drive.) See * below.

From Rte. 95 South going North
About 15 minutes North of the Hampton Toll Booth take Exit 3. At top of ramp turn left (you will be on Rte 33 Greenland/Portsmouth) to next set of lights, then take the next right. You will be on Grafton Rd. The park and ride will be on the right, and on the left the flight line for the Airport. Go to the end of the road to the stop sign. Turn right, (Corporate Drive) immediately on the left there is a sign reading NHCTC Emerging Technologies Center. See * below.

From Rte. 95 North going South
Take Exit 3A and follow the ramp to the end. At top of ramp turn right. You will be on Grafton Rd. The park and ride will be on the right, and on the left the flight line for the Airport. Go to the end of the road to the stop sign. Turn right, (Corporate Drive) immediately on the left there is a sign reading NHCTC Emerging Technologies Center.

*The building is 4-story, tan and white, and is on the left, with signs reading NHCTC. Turn left into the main parking lot, which should have ample parking.

Name Sales End Price Fee
Attendee (early registration through Mar 19, 2005) Ended $125 $3.12
Attendee Ended $135 $3.38

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