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All of us at Ovation! take caring for our community's youth very seriously.  Over the past 18 months, there have been several terrifying incidents on Bainbridge Island involving young women who were victimized by predators and voyeurs.  This will not be tolerated.  We want to help you make sure your daughter's have skills to defend themselves if they ever find themselves in a difficult situation.

 

 





Ovation! is proud to host "Ground Rules for Survival" with Erin McIntyre

​We have retained Erin McIntyre of My Will to Survive (see www.mywilltosurvive.org) to teach a two-hour workshop for girls, teen women and their moms (Dads are of course invited, too) on Saturday, April 13th, from 2-4pm at the Ovation! studio at 600 Ericksen on Bainbridge Island.

Registration is $20 for Adults and $10 for youth 17 and under.  Click on the red box at the bottom of this page to print out the form.  

Registration must be done by mail or dropped off at the Ovation! studio.  We will not be doing online or fax registrations.  We will accept registration forms and payment at the event BUT space is limited.  We are passing on Erin's cost to you - we have nor marked up this session in any way.  Space is limited and registration will be on a first come/first served basis.  

About Erin and the Workshop:

Erin McIntyre (pictured at left) has been a police officer for the past 13 years. She learned early on, due to her size, that she needed to approach her safety with a survival mindset. For nine years, Erin has been teaching police officers the necessary skills to survive violent encounters and deal with potentially life threatening confrontations. Erin is now bringing her survival mindset, knowledge and experience to the Ovation! Show Choir family. Her mission is to empower people by providing relevant skills while developing the mindset and confidence to survive an attack. Erin is a certified Master Defensive Tactics Instructor through the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. She has taught recruits and students at both the Police Academy and at Everett Community College. She earned her Master’s of Science through the University of Washington and currently works for local law enforcement. Erin founded and runs My Will To Survive, teaching people in the community, youth and professionals how to protect themselves.  She is also Aila Ikuse's aunt - Aila is a member of Voce'. 


A note from Erin:  "There are times we all may be placed in situations that  heighten exposure to risk and potential threats.  The goal is to be prepared by developing skills and knowledge that will help protect you. During this two hour training, you will learn legal boundaries for self-defense, targeting, bodily impact weapons, awareness, strikes, and strategies to not become a victim. You will become empowered, learning to take control of your own safety with skills and a new perspective."


To register, print out this form and mail it in with your registration fee​,  Notice that you are required to sign the release of liability that is part of the registration materials.