Archive for June, 2012

Self-Defense Course for Young Women – 2012

Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Public Safety Building

11 Bruce Place

Greenwich, CT    06830

Phone (203) 622-8000

Fax     (203) 622-8095


June 21, 2012

P r e s s    R e l e a s e

Contact:         Sgt. Mark E. Zuccerella

Phone:           (203) 618-8347


The Greenwich Police Department is sponsoring a free five week self-defense course as part of the Special Victims Section’s proactive approach in helping residents become prepared to thwart an assailant. The course’s target demographic group is females who just completed high school or are college aged.[1] The course is given each Tuesday and Thursday, and each session is 90 minutes long.  The course enrolment is limited to 30 participants who will be broken into two separate 15 person training groups.

The class will be administered by Greenwich Police Officers utilizing the core principle of modern female self-defense programs which emphasis situational awareness, how to handle confrontations, but most of all how to protect yourself physically from a larger and stronger attacker.   The Officers conducting the class are trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and have been certified as instructors by the Gracie Combative Military and Law Enforcement Academy.  Course participants will be learning maneuvers and techniques of this proven martial art.

Dates: July 24th thru Aug 21st

Times: Group One 6:00 PM

Group Two 7:30 PM

If interested, please contact Sergeant Mark Zuccerella at 203-618-8347 or at no later than July 16th, 2012.

[1] On a space available basis, high school aged female may sign up after the entrance date.  Tentatively,the department is planning on holding another course for an older demographic group in the Fall of 2012.

Salute to Veterans Returns to Greenwich Saturday

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Alan Sharkany, of Weston, has ressurected the Salute to Veterans. It will be held in Greenwich this Saturday, behind Town Hall. Here are the details: