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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Offers Kenpo Personal Defense Program

COLUMBUS, OH - 3/18/2008

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is offering a self-defense program “Kenpo Personal Defense” for children age 12-years or older. This interactive program teaches the basics of personal protection. Some of the program topics include the basics of self-defense grabs, vacation and travel personal protection, and ATM streetwise and personal protection. Parents are encouraged and welcomed to attend with their child.

Instructor Greg Daniels, a security officer at Nationwide Children’s, is State certified as a defensive tactics instructor, is a SIFU Blackbelt-certified Chinese Kenpo instructor and is a self-defense instructor for women. Daniels has an associate degree in criminal justice.

2008 program dates:
Saturday, April 26 – Dublin
Thursday, May 8 – main campus
Saturday, June 21 – main campus
Thursday, July 10 – Dublin
Saturday, August 2 – main campus
Thursday, October 16 – main campus
Saturday, November 1 - Dublin

Saturday workshops are 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., and Thursday workshops are 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nationwide Children’s Hospital main campus is located at 700 Children’s Dr. in Columbus, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital Dublin Close To HomeSM Center medical office building is located at 5665 Venture Dr. in Dublin.

Cost is $20 per person or $25 for two people who sign up together. Fees include educational materials, instruction and certificates of completion. Early registration is recommended as class size is limited. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

For program information and registration, call Nationwide Children’s Hospital Education at (614) 355-0662 or visit

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Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000