|VW YWCA to offer free self-defense class|
|Wednesday, July 31, 2013 12:51 AM|
VAN WERT — The YWCA of Van Wert will be offering a one-night Personal Protection for Women class from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday.
The class is provided by the Van Wert Self Defense Team and is just in time for girls heading to college this fall. This class is designed to teach women how to avoid dangerous situations and what they should do when faced with an unavoidable, unsafe circumstances. Class participants will gain confidence, knowledge and the skills to protect themselves in this hands-on program.
Topics covered will include situation avoidance and prevention, self-defense, and improvised defense tools. Class instructors include Rick Busch and Ed Klausing. Busch is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do with 28 years of experience, including 22 years experience teaching martial arts, self-defense, and rape prevention classes and seminars. Klausing is a 3rd degree black belt and also has experience in teaching various martial arts.
Participants should be women and girls ages 13 and older and should wear loose-fitting comfortable clothing. Please pre-register by calling the YWCA at (419) 238-6639.
For more information, contact Danni Chiles, program director, at (419) 238-6639.