Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2009, 9:04 am
Newspaper stories and television reports of events both far away and close to home make the topic of personal safety an important one.
That's why Worthington Libraries and the Worthington Police Department are partnering to offer "Self Defense 101," a practical class intended to show women ages 12 and up how to keep themselves safe. Participants will not only learn important safety information, but also get their blood pumping with some punching and kicking!
Two identical classes are scheduled, one on Wednesday, July 22 at Old Worthington Library and another on Tuesday, August 4 at Northwest Library. Classes begin at 7 pm, and because class size is limited, registration is required; call 807-2626.
Led by Worthington Police officers, "Self Defense 101" starts with a discussion of situational assaults, rape and the dangers of incapacitating drugs. The use of weapons as a line of defense will also be discussed.
After a demonstration of self-defense moves, participants will get a chance to practice what they've learned using punching and kicking bags. There will be time to ask questions throughout the session.
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