For the Weekly Record Herald
TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services hosted “Jedi Boot Camp” this week at the Tipp City Park.
The campers were visited by Dan DePasquale of Champion Force Athletics. DePasquale demonstrated two self-defense techniques — the wrist release and the spider crawl — which can be used by children to escape a potential kidnapper.
DePasquale emphasized that self-defense and fighting are not the same. Fighting is bad and should be avoided unless a child’s safety is at risk.
Just for fun, the potential Jedi were shown how to break a board with their bare hands. One of the campers amazed everyone by breaking a board.
If your children are interested in learning self-defense, classes will resume in September. Call TMCS at (937) 667-8631 for more information.
Summer Camp at the Roundhouse will continue throughout the summer. Weekly summer subjects include Minion Mania, Splash it Up, Critter Cruise-In, and TMCS Olympics.
Go to www.tmcomservices.org or call TMCS at (937) 667-8631.