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Learning self-defense

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Photo by Larry Chowning

Jerry Lemon (left front) of Jerry’s Martial Arts Academy in Gloucester brought to Middlesex Kim Rock’s “Fight Like a Girl” program for girls and women in Middlesex County. Rock is a Hartfield native, a black belt, seven time world karate champion and an inductee in the Karate and Martial Arts Halls of Fame.

The program is designed to teach women and girls to learn how to protect themselves. Sponsored by Middlesex Parks and Recreation, the first lesson was held on Wednesday, March 20 at the Tom Carter Memorial Gymnasium.

The Fight Like A Girl program will be held on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for women and girls 13 years of age and older. Karate classes will be held on Mondays 6:30 to 8 p.m. Both programs will cost $45 per month. For more information call 758-0057 or 815-9934.

posted 03.27.2013

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