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“Somers Point-Community First” Offers Self-Defense Classes


Shore Medical Center in Somers Point

SOMERS POINT, NJ--Somers Point-Community First, a local volunteer organization, is once again offering a series of free self-defense classes for women.

Atlantic County Sheriff Eric Scheffler and Thomas Lacovara, a Somers Point resident and founding member of Somers Point-Community First, will serve as the class instructors.

The fall classes will be held on Monday, Oct. 28, Wednesday, Oct. 30 and Monday, Nov. 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Shore Medical Center’s DiOrio Hall in Somers Point.

Those signing up must commit to all three classes. Due to the popularity of its prior classes and limited space available, those interested must register in advance by emailing fkaplan@shoremedicalcenter.org.

Scheffler has developed more than 30 training programs, and has taught in police academies across the state, local and county police departments, State Police, the FBI, and Navy SEALs on various aspects of defense tactics and conflict resolution.

Lacovara, who is a ninja 4th degree black belt sensei, is trained in multiple forms of mixed martial arts, including training with Scheffler over the last six years.

They will teach overall safety and preventable precautionary education as well as maneuvers helpful in insecure circumstances.

Somers Point-Community First is a volunteer group that serves as a voice of the Somers Point community and is involved in local projects to promote the betterment of the city.

The group assists in offering organizations and businesses advice, expertise, community project partnerships and more, but does not provide financial support.

It is comprised of people with expertise in community activism, economics, health care, education, entertainment, traditional and social media, insurance, management, marketing, entrepreneurship and more. Each member lives or works in Somers Point.

Those interested in having their organization considered for assistance, are asked to visit Somers Point-Community First on Facebook, send a message or create a post.

Atlantic County Sheriff Eric Scheffler. (Photo credit www.acsheriff.org)