Pride Week: LGBTQIA+ Personal Safety & Self-Defense Training
Location: Station One Center for the Arts411 W. King Street, Lancaster, PA
Animal House Productions & Lancaster Pride Presents
Monday, July 15th, 2019 | LGBTQIA+ Personal Safety & Self-Defense Training of Pride Week | Facilitated by Kristine Smith of Fitness Inspired Tactical Training
A 1.5-hour course to basic intro to personal safety & self-defense training dedicated to the LGBTQIA+ Community. F.I.T.T.’s programs provide tactical training in a safe, inclusive, comfortable environment where we will cover:
– Personal Safety: Focusing more on Situational Awareness and tips you can use to help keep yourself safe. There is no technique involved.
– Basic Intro to Self Defense: How to think tactically and teaching simple, yet effective techniques you need to defend yourself that anyone can do regardless of age or ability.
– Questions & Answers will be reserved at the end of this course.
Fitness Inspired Tactical Training is a female-led tactical training by founder and instructor Kristine Smith. F.I.T.T. is the only training environment in the Lancaster area that is 100% focused on tactical awareness and self-defense. We’re here to equip you to respond INSTINCTIVELY, QUICKLY and DECISIVELY when it matters most.
*Pre-Registration ($29.00 pp):
General Admission ($35.00 pp cash/card) at the door
6:00 – 8:00 PM at Station One Center for the Arts (downstairs level)
411 W. King Street, Lancaster, PA
*Pre-registering saves you money and helps us have an idea on how many instructors to plan for and how much space to reserve for you. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Lancaster Pride Non-Profit Organization & Lancaster Pride Festival 2019.
Kristine Smith was born and raised in NYC. Kristine studied at St. Johns University and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Upon completion of her degree, Kristine worked in various roles in private security as well as one of the most prestigious international law firms in New York. However, it had been her lifelong goal to become part of the NYPD and she was honored to be accepted into the New York City Police Academy.
Kristine graduated from the NYPD Police Academy in the top ten percent of her class of 1,100 graduates. She was assigned to the 9th precinct in the lower east side of Manhattan, where she served in several capacities, many of them in special operations.
Following retirement from the police force, Kristine and her family relocated to Lancaster, PA, where she has been an active member of the martial arts community for several years. Kristine recently earned her 2nd Dan Black Belt under Grand Master Nam and Master Cuascut.
Beyond martial arts training, Kristine is on a mission to empower women with the confidence and skills they need to avoid dangerous situations and act to defend themselves when the need arises.