Women's self-defense class offered
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering self-defense classes for women in November and December.
Equalizer Women's Self-Defense classes will be held at the Baton Rouge Police Department Training Academy at 704 Mayflower St.
The classes include four sessions. The times are from 6:00pm until 10:00pm for each session.
The first class series in November 5, 7, 12 and 14. The second series is December 3, 5, 10 and 12.
The classes are free and open to women over the age of 13.
The course covers: 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.
Participants can register by calling the Baton Rouge Police Department Training Academy at 225-389-3886.