August 7, 2018
Self Defense at the Library:
Self Defense Safety Clinic
Saturday September 15 | 1 – 4 PM
This fall, the Portsmouth Public Library will offer a monthly series on Self Defense, beginning with a Self Defense Safety Clinic on Saturday September 15.
Presented by Portsmouth Police Department Community Outreach Coordinator, Detective Rochelle Navelski, and Cindy Naiditch of Steve DeMasco’s Shaolin Studios, the clinic will teach you how to be aware of your surroundings, and what to do to keep safe in threatening situations.
Detective Navelski will provide an overview of topics like Personal Safety, Domestic Violence, Home Security, ATM Safety, and Automobile Safety. Naiditch will teach self-defense methods in a hands-on way including: Awareness Drills, Kicks and Punches, and Release from Grabs & Holds.
Cindy Naiditch is a 4th degree black belt. She has been studying martial arts for over 25 years. Her instruction style is relaxed, and focused on making students feel comfortable with the movements and techniques.
Detective Rochelle Navelski is a Portsmouth native and has been working for the Portsmouth Police Department since 2002. She is the 2015 recipient of the Martin Luther King Community Service Award in recognition for representing community policing. In 2016 Detective Navelski was assigned to a newly created Community Policing Unit, and is the department’s community outreach coordinator. She is responsible for assisting the patrol division with investigations into quality of life issues, building community relations, and developing community outreach programs.
This clinic is FREE, but space is limited! All applicants must register in advance. Please visit the library’s Reference Desk or call 603-766-1720 to register. Please note that attendees:
• Must be 18 years of age or older.
• Must be physically and mentally prepared to discuss violence, assaults, and be capable of engaging in techniques that aim to prevent these types of attacks.
• Should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, and athletic shoes.
• Should not wear jewelry, strong perfume, or cologne.
• Must be pre-registered, and sign a waiver at the clinic.
Don’t miss the other programs in our self defense series…
Internet Self Defense
Saturday October 20
Emotional Self Defense
Saturday November 17
More information coming soon!