Media Release

Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center Offers Free Aikido Class

Monday, March 25, 2013 4:15 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April, 2013), the Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center is partnering with Aikido of Gainesville to offer a free Aikido self-defense class to the public. The class is on Thursday, April 4, 2013, from 7:15 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Unified Training Center (809 West University Avenue, Gainesville).

Sensei Tom Huffman and Keith McInnis will teach participants how to defend themselves with dignity and grace using non-aggressive aikido techniques.

Click to view the event flyer.

Click to visit the Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center website.

For more information, contact Alachua County Victim Advocate, Ashley Cortez at 352-264-6760.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).