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Buckhead's West Coast Workout to host self-defense class
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August 22, 2013 02:15 PM | 2622 views | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Lifestyle consultant and author Christine Eisner and Tammy Stokes, founder of West Coast Workout, will host Steve and Peggy Brown for their self-defense workshop Sunday at West Coast Workout, 107 W. Paces Ferry Road  in Buckhead.

The event is for females ages 12 and older and will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Organizers suggest participants arrive 10 minutes early to sign in. Men are also invited to participate.

With the school year under way and bullying and violence dominating the headlines, this one-time session will be focused on practical, workable tools for women and girls. The bottom line is prevention and survival, by defending and escaping, not fighting.

Steve and Peggy Brown have been teaching self-defense seminars since the early 1990s to community organizations and businesses, including Atlanta Children’s Group, Camp Sunshine, Coca-Cola, Cox Enterprises and AT&T.

In this seminar Steve, Peggy and their team will lay out proven preventive safety strategies and statistics along with demonstration and hands-on practice of simple, effective defenses and escapes against the most common attacks. Their techniques are based on Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a form of martial arts that uses leverage techniques to neutralize a bigger person – exactly the kind of tools that girls and women need. This Jiu-Jitsu-inspired approach has been embraced by multiple government agencies including the U.S. Air Force (for women), the U.S. Army, the Marines and municipal police departments.

The cost is $65 per person and $55 for a family member who joins them, with $10 per person donated to the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential.

Space is limited and participants are asked to wear comfortable athletic clothes. No experience is required.

Reservations: Peggy Brown, email

Information: Peggy Brown, (404) 245-2210 or Christine Eisner, or visit

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