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Kym Rock’s ‘Fight Like A Girl’ program is a candidate for Pepsi ‘Refresh Everything’ grant

Kym Rock
Former Middlesex County resident Kimberly Rock, daughter of John and Janet Blake of Hartfield, is on a mission and needs help with some on-line voting.  She’s taking her self-defense and education program, “Fight Like A Girl,” on a year-long national tour to train instructors and establish ongoing programs and classes in every state.

There are 77 million victims of abuse every year in the United States. One in 3 women and children in our country become victims of violent abuse. “Fight Like A Girl” is a 10-year-proven program developed by Kym Rock to teach women and girls to think smarter and have the skills and awareness to keep themselves out of dangerous situations and to get away from an attacker.  

Rock is a 7-time world karate champion, author of the “Fight Like A Girl “ book series, U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame member, World Karate Union Hall of Fame member, U.S. Martial Arts Karate Instructor of the Year, U.S. Martial Arts Weapons Instructor of the Year, 4th degree Black Belt, owner of Outer Banks Karate Academy for 17 years, and president and founder of “Fight Like A Girl.”

Rock is a former victim of domestic violence and cancer survivor who inspires women and girls to take control of their safety and potential through their thoughts, decisions, actions and knowledge of these essential life-saving skills.  She was trained in her martial arts career by Jerry Lemon of Gloucester at Jerry’s Martial Arts Academy.

Through the power of duplication, and with your help by voting daily, the Pepsi Refresh grant will enable “Fight Like A Girl” to create thousands of jobs and prevent millions of people from becoming victims.  The program will be ongoing and continue to help more and more people every year.

To accomplish this goal, “Fight Like A Girl” and Rock need everyone to vote online once a day in June at “Any and all votes will be greatly appreciated and enable ‘Fight Like A Girl’ to reach out and help more people,” said Rock.

In Middlesex, Rock’s “Fight Like A Girl” will host a free, public seminar on July 29 at Lower United Methodist Church in Hartfield.  Be there to sign in at 6 p.m. and email with any questions.  Look for “Fight Like A Girl: Be Scared with a Plan” in bookstores this fall.

posted 04.28.2010

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