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Self Defense Classes for Women

07 Oct

Saturday, October 7, 8:30-10AM

WHERE Isle of Palms Recreation Center, Hi/Lo Tide Room

WHAT City of Isle of Palms Recreation Department is teaming up with Stile Drewry, Owner, and Chief Instructor at Mount Pleasant Family Martial Arts, to host a series of Self-Defense for Women classes 2023-24.

Originally from Virginia, Mr. Drewry experience includes:

• 3rd Degree Black Belt in American Freestyle
• 5 years in Law Enforcement
• Defensive Tactics Instructor for the Department of Criminal Justice
• 20+ years in martial arts
• Degree in Occupational Science
• Certified Strategic Intervention Coach

Mr. Drewry shared that the “IOP Self-Defense for Women series of classes will be based on a law enforcement approach, and it will cover everything from knee and elbow strikes to escaping a grab.”

According to Karrie Ferrell, Recreation Director, the goal is to expand this program over the next few years to include Self-Defense for Men and Families. With high demand, the series will continue in the Fall of 2024.

Visit the Recreation Department page for more details and to register.

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October 7, 2023
8:30 am - 10:00 am
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Isle Of Palms Recreation Department


Isle of Palms Recreation Department
24 28th Ave
Isle of Palms, SC 29451 United States
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