2:15 – 3:00 p.m. – Self Defense Demonstration
You wear a seatbelt when you drive, you have fire alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in your home, but what precautions do you take for your own personal safety?
Learn how to identify and avoid dangerous encounters and discourage an attacker. This demonstration, conducted by Certified Safety Academy Instructor Michael Mercer will provide tools and tactics to prevent an attack as well as self-defense techniques to protect yourself and escape from an attacker.
Michael Mercer is founder of Not On Our Watch, a personal safety training organization that conducts Civilian Safety Awareness programs for college students and women. His tenure in Law Enforcement spans twenty-one years and includes specialized training in aggressive behavior, FBI hostage negotiation, Drug Enforcement Agency Investigation and criminal investigation. He has worked as a gang liaison officer and also specializes in community action and policing.