BRPD offers free self-defense classes for women

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Monday, October 14, 2013 - 4:16pm

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

Session 1: November 5, 7, 12 and 14

Session 2: December 3, 5, 10 and 12

There is no charge to attend the class which 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 so participants should register early by calling the Baton Rouge Police Department Training Academy at (225) 389-3886.

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