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BRPD to offer free self-defense classes for women

2 months 1 week 2 days ago September 29, 2016 Sep 29, 2016 Thursday, September 29 2016 September 29, 2016 12:33 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

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:

Session 1:
Tuesday, Oct. 25

Session 2:
Thursday Oct. 27

Session 3:
Tuesday, Nov. 1

Session 4:
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.

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