Family Focus: St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office brings back self-defense program in light of teen’s murder

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office will host a self-defense class at Patriot Oaks Academy this Saturday, May 22.

The class will be from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. Students age 11 and older can sign up to be part of this class, however students 11-13 must have a guardian present to attend.

Registration is limited to 150 people. If you would like to sign up contact Malinda Irwin at 904-209-1553.

🚨W.A.V.E. Class THIS Saturday is FULL 🚨 Registration is full for this Saturday. Stay tuned for future class dates!!

Posted by St. Johns County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Can’t make this class? Here is a list of other options and resources on self-defense for women and teen girls.

  • Women against violent encounters (W.A.V.E.) is a free class that happens every few months in St. Johns County. The class is a two-night event that teaches women verbal and physical techniques. Each class is taught by law enforcement officers. Click HERE to see how to sign up for the class.
  • Safety first Jacksonville: This self-defense class is for women and teen girls. They will be taught self-defense techniques that can keep them safe in life-threatening situations. SWAT officer will be teaching the class. Cost for participants will be $50. Click HERE if you are interested in signing up and learning more.