On Saturday, Aug. 5, beginning at 2 p.m., the Vernon Valley Karate Academy will be sponsoring a Women’s Self-Defense Seminar. This one-day program will be free to all graduating female High School Students and all female students who will be going off to college in the fall.

All other interested participants will be asked to donate $10. These donations will be raffled off to one of the college bound participants as a scholarship. This program will be held at a convenient location in Vernon that will be announced.

The focus of the seminar will be safety/surrounding awareness, strategies to avoid attack, and techniques that can be used to break away from an attack when necessary.

The seminar will be taught by Sensei Tom Shull and other male and female Black Belt Instructors from the Vernon Valley Karate Academy.

Anyone interested in participating in this seminar or who would like to have questions answered should contact the school at (973) 764-3104 or send an email to vvka@warwick.net. More information about the school can be found on their website: www.VernonKarate.com (not .org) or www.vvkarate.com.