Protect Yourself: Register for a Women’s Self Defense Class

Police Offer FREE Women’s Self Defense Classes

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The Fairfax County Police Department, in partnership with the Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation, is holding evening self-defense classes for all women, 13 and older. Brought about by popular demand and request, the classes fill quickly. They are held bi-weekly from 6-9 p.m. in various locations throughout Fairfax County, and are FREE of charge.

Classes involve instruction on topics of risk awareness, risk reduction, crime prevention strategies, as well as hands-on training in physical defense techniques. This is not a martial arts course. Attendees will have the chance to test their skills in a controlled environment and will practice their new skills using realistic scenarios.

Find course details, and online registration, on the Women’s Self Defense Training page at http://fairfaxfoundation.org.

The following are upcoming dates/locations. Registrations are limited and classes may fill quickly.

JULY 15 and 17th – Floris Elementary School, 2708 Centreville Rd, Herndon AUGUST 12th and 14th – Longfellow Middle School, 2000 Westmoreland St, Falls Church SEPTEMBER 9th and 11th – Key Middle School, 6402 Franconia Rd, Springfield OCTOBER 14th and 16th – Glasgow Middle School , 4101 Fairfax Parkway, Alexandria NOVEMBER 11th and 13th – Powell Elementary School, 13340 Leland Rd, Centreville DECEMBER 9th and 11th – Belle View Elementary School, 6701 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria

Don’t be a victim; learn valuable safety and protection skills that could save your life.