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Crime Stoppers of Tangi offers women's self-defense class Feb. 20
Ken Benitez
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Crime Stoppers of Tangi offers women's self-defense class Feb. 20

HAMMOND, LA, Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa and St Helena will host a women’s self- defense class on February 20th at Ponchatoula Area Recreation Center on 19030
Ponchatoula Parks Drive.

The class starts at 10 a.m., and will end at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Sensei Frank DiBenedetto will instruct the class. DiBenedetto had been an Isshinryu Karate Black Belt for over 20 years. He also holds black belts in Japanese jujitsu, judo and Escrima and is a student of Combat Knife Fighting under Arcenio Advincula. He is a graduate of the Slidell Police Academy and holds certifications as a Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructor, is an instructor for The United States Chambara Association, is a student of the Japanese sword, and is an RCJ Machado Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu affiliate. Sensei Frank is a Safety Specialist that works with our local school systems to bring the NRA's Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program, Bully Defense, and Stranger Danger Programs to our local youth.

The class is open to ages 12 and up. Please wear comfort clothing for the class. Crime Stoppers is requesting a donation of $25 for the class but this is not a required. Donations can be made through PayPal on their website Space is limited, please contact Michelle Gallo, Crime Stoppers’ executive director, at 985-662-5557 or email your request to

Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization & United Way of Southeast Louisiana Community Partner Agency.
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