The Blendon Township Police Department will be offering a four hour training course for Women’s Self Defense on Saturday, November 1st, from 8am-noon. The class will be held at the Blendon Township Senior Center located at 6330 South Hempstead Road, Westerville, Ohio, 43081. The class is open to adult women of any age and girls age 16-17. Juveniles must have written permission from, and be accompanied by, a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian does not have to participate in the course, but must be present during the instruction. Pre-registration and a $10 fee, to cover the cost of class materials, is required.
Agenda; Hour number one is a lecture & discussion covering many of the myths about self-defense, personal protection devices and tactics. In the second hour, the class will learn some basic physical techniques and get a chance to practice them against a stationary padded target. In the third hour we move to the mats to learn how to safely fall down and get back to our feet. The final hour gives everyone the opportunity to practice what they have learned in some self-defense situations against a padded assailant in a Red-Man suit.
All instructors (and the “bad-guy” in the Red-Man suit) are Blendon Township Police Officers. This is designed to be a fun, low-stress course with safety and mutual respect as our highest priorities. Although there is some level of physical exertion, each scenario is tailored to the individual. A high level of physical fitness is not required. Elderly and/or physically challenged ladies are welcome. In any of the lessons, each individual can do all, some, or none of the movements, as they feel comfortable. You can learn a great deal from just watching the class and nobody will be pressured to go beyond their comfort zone. For those ladies who do want to test themselves in a stressful, simulated physical encounter, we will offer that option as well.
Register on-line at www.blendontwp.org or by stopping by the police station, Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm, or call us at 614.882.8500. Deadline to register is Wednesday, October 29th by 4:30pm. Class size is limited.