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PeerConnect: Self Defense & Personal Safety for Wheelchair Users

September 18 @ 6:00 pm CDT - 7:00 pm CDT

In this session, we’ll share practical and effective self-defense techniques for the unique challenges faced by wheelchair users. Led by experienced self-defense instructors and disability advocates, this event aims to equip participants with the skills, knowledge, and confidence necessary to assert their personal safety and security.


Bill Fertig

Bill Fertig is a wheelchair user and former police officer, training sergeant and 911 dispatcher. He has experience as a defense tactics and firearms instructor.

Erik Kondo

Erik Kondo has a background in a variety of martial arts as a wheelchair user. He focuses his trainings on conflict management as an extension of personal safety.

Laurie Wood

Laurie Wood is an 18-year Navy Veteran. She has experience as a hostage/crisis negotiator and emergency response team. Laurie was on he women's Sled Hockey team for three years.


September 18
6:00 pm CDT - 7:00 pm CDT
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