BRPD to offer free self-defense classes for women
BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering free self-defense classes for women next month.
The class will be held at the Baton Rouge Police Department Training Academy located at 9000 Airline Highway from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. for each session.
The session dates are as follows:
Tuesday, Oct. 25
Thursday Oct. 27
Tuesday, Nov. 1
Thursday, Nov. 3
The class is no charge and open to women over the age of 13. Participants should wear comfortable clothing suitable for physical activity. The course cover: facts about violence against women, reducing the risk of becoming a victim, defensive striking, common grab defenses, head-lock defenses, bear hug defenses, striking and knife defense and group escapes.
Participants must attend all four sessions to be certified in self-defense. Class size is limited so participants should register early by going to eventbrite.com and search Baton Rouge Police Department Women's Equalizer Class – October registration.