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BRPD offers free self-defense classes for women

BRPD offers free self-defense classes for women
NBC 33 Staff
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 3:25pm

Local women will be able to learn self-defense for free during the month of January.

The Baton Rouge Police Department will be offering four sessions of an Equalizer Women’s Self-Defense class.

The class will be held at the Baton Rouge Police Department Training Academy, located at 9050 Airline Hwy (the building behind the parking garages).

The class times are from 6:00pm until 10:00pm for each session.

Session 1
Monday, January 6th or Tuesday, January 7th

Session 2
Wednesday, January 8th

Session 3
Monday, January 13th

Session 4
Wednesday, January 15th

The classis free and open to women over the age of 13.

Participants should wear comfortable clothing suitable for physical activity.

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 4 sessions to be certified.

Class size is limited, so participants should register early by calling the Baton Rouge Police Department Training Academy at 225-389-3886.  

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