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BRPD offers another round of Equalizer Women's Self-Defense classes

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From the Baton Rouge Police Department:

BATON ROUGE, LA - The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering another round of Equalizer Women's Self-Defense classes. The classes 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, February 17 or Tuesday, February 18

Session 2: Wednesday, February 19

Session 3:  Monday, February 24

Session 4: Wednesday, February 26

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.

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