Nationwide Childrens Hospital Offers Kenpo Personal Defense Program

March 18, 2008

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

Instructor Greg Daniels, a security officer at Nationwide Childrens, 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 Childrens Hospital main campus is located at 700 Childrens Dr. in Columbus, and Nationwide Childrens 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 Childrens Hospital Education at (614) 355-0662 or visit

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 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 1.5 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 Abigail Wexner 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