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Free Community Self-Defense Class For Beginners

October 8, 2019   6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lets Keep Our Community Safe!

Castro Community On Patrol (CCOP) in association with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation STRUT, and Community Patrol Service USA (CPS) invites you to pre-register for our very popular Beginners Community Self-Defense class!

Space is limited so only the first 30 registrants will be able to participate. Register now by clicking HERE.

Please pre-register soon. Also be sure to let us know if your plans change so we can offer open spaces to other possible attendees. The class is a very low impact presentation of some very basic, but extremely useful and valuable self-defense concepts taught by Grand Master Ken Craig. We have provided this same class on many occasions in the past to packed classes and rave reviews. This class in one of many community efforts to improve safety and security in the neighborhood and provide residents with valuable information and options to improve their own general safety when out and about throughout the city.

There will be periods of standing and moving, as well as working with other people as part of the practical class exercises. We can make necessary accommodations for special needs, but please let us know of any special needs well before the class date.

About the Instructor: Chief Ken Craig leads Community Patrol Service USA, and is also a Grand Master ranked martiial artists holding 9th Degree black belt ranks in HapMoosaKi-Do and YongChul-Do and an 8th Degree black belt rank in TaeKwon-Do. He founded and ran Triangle Martial Arts Association in the heart of the Castro for over fifteen years. He is one of the founders and the only remaining original member of Castro Community On Patrol ( and currently serves as their Deputy Chief and Director of volunteer training, certification and emergency services liaison.

Accessibility: There are no stairs to enter the lobby level at Strut from the street level. The building has three floors, and there is a stairwell with handrails and a wheelchair accessible elevator. There are 26 steps from the lobby to the 2nd floor and 48 steps from the lobby to the 3rd floor.


Strut, 3rd Floor
470 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
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