FREE Community Self-Defense Seminar 01/18/2017 @ 7 PM

Castro Community On Patrol (CCOP) in association with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation STRUT, Community Patrol Service USA, SFPD Chief’s LGBT Community Advisory Forum, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and the Leathermen’s Discussion Group invites you to pre-register for our very popular Beginners Community Self-Defense class on Wednesday January 18, 2017 from 7 PM to 10 PM at STRU, 470 Castro Street, 94114.

Space is limited so only the first 30 registrants will be able to participate. Please pre-register soon, but also be sure to let us know if you plans change so we can offer open spaces to other possible attendees.


Class participants having fun during a class exercise.

Class participants having fun during a class exercise.

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 coming months in the wake of the recent election results and increasing community concerns.

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 if a sign language interpreter is needed at least a month prior to the class.

Grand Master Ken Craig who will lead the class holds 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. He also serves as Outreach Coordinator for the SFPD Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) and is Chief of Community Patrol Service USA which publishes a monthly Crime Activity Report for the Castro / Duboce Triangle neighborhood amongst other things.

This class is always popular and spaces fill up fast, so we strongly recommend pre-registering EARLY.



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