BRPD to host free women's self-defense class

BRPD to host free women's self-defense class

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering an Equalizer Women's Self-Defense class at the BRPD Training Academy, located at 9000 Airline Hwy.

Class times are from 6 to 10 p.m. for each session. Sessions will be held October 25 and 27 and November 1 and 3. There is no fee for the class, which is open to all women over the age of 13. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and come prepared for some 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 register early be going to and search for Baton Rouge Police Department Women's Equalizer Class-October registration.

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