LAKE FOREST – The Lake Forest Police Department has scheduled a FREE Self-Defense Class for Women starting on Tuesday, October 13. The class will take place every for six weeks from 7-9 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, 255 W. Deerpath.
This class is presented by the Lake Forest Police Department in conjunction with the Lake Forest Police Foundation. The course will cover the importance of critical thinking, defense strategies, assertiveness, communication skills, and easy to remember physical techniques.
Instructed by Lake Forest Police officers, the program is designed to maximize viable options for women if they are ever attacked. The course is a program of carefully selected defensive tactics which are tailored to the physical ability of the individual. Hands on tactics and techniques are taught in both a classroom and a defensive tactics room.
The course is free to any female age 16 and older that lives, works, or attends school in the City of Lake Forest. All training materials and safety equipment are provided. All participants should plan on wearing exercise-type clothing and athletic shoes which provide traction and lateral support.
No prior martial arts or defensive tactics training or experience is required.
Over a period of four weeks students will learn:
• Risk reduction and awareness strategies
• Assertiveness and self-confidence
• Physical defense tactics
• Use of alternate options (Key chains and pepper spray)
To apply, visit the Lake Forest Police Department (255 W. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045) or contact Police Officer Misa Rivera.