Columbus Childrens Hospital Offers Kenpo Personal Defense Program

June 12, 2007

Columbus Childrens 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, ATM streetwise and personal protection items. Parents are encouraged and welcomed to attend with their child.

Instructor Greg Daniels is a security officer at Childrens Hospital. Daniels is State certified as a defensive tactics instructor, a SIFU Blackbelt-certified Chinese Kenpo instructor and a self-defense instructor for women.

The following program dates remain:
Saturday, June 23 Dublin
Thursday, July 12 Dublin
Saturday, August 4 main campus
Thursday, October 18 Dublin
Saturday, December 7 main campus

Saturday workshops are 9 a.m. noon, and Thursday workshops are 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Childrens Hospital main campus is located at 700 Childrens Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43205, and the Childrens Hospital Dublin Close To HomeSM Health Care Center medical office building is located at 5675 Venture Dr., Dublin, Ohio 43017.

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 Childrens Hospital Education at (614) 722-4949 or visit

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at