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BRPD offers free self defense classes

BRPD offers free self defense classes

POSTED: Friday, September 30, 2011 - 3:13pm

UPDATED: Friday, September 30, 2011 - 3:13pm

The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering two Equalizer Women’s Self-Defense courses. The classes will be held at the Baton Rouge Police Department Training Academy at 704 Mayflower St. The class times are from 6:00p.m. until 10:00 p.m. for each session.

Class one will be held October 18, 20, 25, and 27

Class two will be held November 8, 10, 15, and 17

There is no charge to attend the class. The class is 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, to register for the class; participants should call the Baton Rouge Police Department Training Academy at 225-389-3886 or email Sherron Veal at sveal@brgov.com

The last time the BRPD offered this class, NBC33’s Jennifer Crockett got a first hand lesson. She how well she stacked up to the challenge.

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