Hi, my name is Alan Brown. I have wanted to start a program for quite a while that would teach basic techniques to use against attacks on the streets. I have found a great program that caters to girls, women, boys & men in changing their outlook about avoiding attacks and how to defend against them if they do occur. Defend being escape and get help! I will then add other programs, as possible, including my personally developed program developed from Tai Chi, Qi gong & meditation. I will need to update my training at $300 & get my certification at $300, for a total of $600. I have, unofficially, verbally secured with a church facility the use of an area to hold classes @ $1200 - $1500 for a year. Although nothing is definite, I have made contact with other interested people in other churches, community centers and a YMCA. I will have apparel, marketing, promotions & certifications at about $500 & protective gear at $200. I will add a class on the use of Pepper Spray at $100 for certification and another on the use of the Kubotan at $100 for certification. Your pledge supports will be much appreciated & this program is very important & necessary to me and my community! Some of the funds and rewards from your pledges will, also, be used towards assistance programs to help with fees or equipment for those seen to be in need of assistance. Once the full pledge amount is reached, 25% of all monies pledged beyond that will be used for gifts to students. Thanks to all of you for your help & support!