Free self-defense workshop in Virginia Beach

Posted at 11:45 AM, Apr 26, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-26 12:21:41-04

“The Best Defense,” A Free Self-Defense Workshop

Saturday, May 12, at Kempsville Recreation Center

Registration required by May 5, 2012 

Don’t become a crime statistic! Attend “The Best Defense,” a free self-defense workshop brought to you by the Virginia Beach Police Department and Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation.

Participants will increase awareness of the environment, learn about crime prevention, obtain personal safety tips, and learn how to escape from potentially dangerous situations. Geared for ages 12 & up, this self-defense workshop features simple skills that participants will practice under the supervision of Virginia Beach Police Department instructors.

WHERE: Kempsville Recreation Center;

WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

(Please arrive 10 minutes early to sign in.)

All participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and no jewelry.

Those under age 16 must participate with a parent or guardian.

Please note that for this free workshop a membership card is not required.

Register as soon as possible as this is a very popular workshop.

Registration will be accepted until May 5, 2012.

You may register by calling any Virginia Beach Recreation Center.

If you are a recreation center member and know your account number and PIN, you may register online at for class # 108842.

For more information about “The Best Defense,” please contact MPO Leta Krieger, Crime Prevention Unit at (757) 385-1324.

Please note: You will not be able to register by calling this number.

The Virginia Beach Police Department is committed to providing a safe community and improving the quality of life for all people.

We accomplish this by delivering quality police services and enforcing laws with equity and impartiality. In partnership with the community, we reduce crime through public education, prevention, and awareness.

For more information, visit

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s vision is a balanced, sustainable, and value-focused system of parks, recreation, and public spaces that creates a sense of community. For more information, call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 757-711 Virginia Relay), visit