BRPD offering Equalizer Women's Self Defense classes

From the Baton Rouge Police Department:

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering 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 p.m. until 10 p.m. 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

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 four 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.