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WAVE (Women Against Violence Everywhere) Self-Defense Program

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Self defenseFor ages 14-adult
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
at Avon Kempo and Aikido Academy
205 Old Farms Road, Avon.

Fees: Resident: $41.00
Resident Senior(age 60+): $36.90
Non-Resident: $45.10.

Do you walk on the rails to trails alone? Do you hike alone? Do you shop at the mall alone? Are you ever home alone? If you answered yes, to any of the above questions, then this class is for you!!

Grab a few friends or bring your daughter and come learn you how to defend yourself. The WAVE women’s self-defense program is a comprehensive program that deals with real life scenarios and situations.The program teaches participants the proper way to deal with threatening and dangerous situations that may arise at any given time. It is a no frills class that teaches practical techniques that have been proven effective. A portion of the class will allow participants to practice in a controlled but realistic setting that allows the student to use full contact force and feel the full potential of the power they possess.

Wear sneakers and loose comfortable clothing (shorts, yoga pants, t-shirt are all suggested) No skirts, dresses or open-toed shoes, or winter boots.


  • The WAVE women’s self-defense program was founded and designed by Dominick Violante, 8th degree Black Belt and Public Safety Officer registered in the state of CT.
  • Bio: Mr. Violante has been studying and teaching the martial arts for 36+ years and has been involved in Law Enforcement/Public Safety for over 25 years.
  • Dominick was an instructor for the Mass. Criminal Justice Bureau and taught state, local and reserve police officers in Massachusetts, and is still involved in teaching officers in New England and New York. He has taught SWAT teams in CT and MA in weapon (Gun & Knife) disarm and defense.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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