Glendale, CA (PressExposure) April 09, 2013 -- April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). According the U.S. Department of Justice, every 2 minutes a woman is sexually assaulted in the U.S. And one in five college women experience sexual assault during her college years. Over 95% remain silent and never reported the crime to the police.
In honoring SAAM, SHIELD Women's Self Defense is conducting FREE self defense classes for women and girls, sponsored by City of Glendale Commission on the Status of Women. 2013 represents the 7th year in a row that the City is offering SHIELD Women's Self Defense classes for women and girls in the community. The self defense classes are conducted in partnership with Glendale Police Department and Glendale Community College.
SHIELD Women's Self Defense classes are designed specifically for women and girls in fighting back against sexual assault. Unlike other self defense training, SHIELD self defense training is unique because it uses the lower body strength to generate power, which is very beneficial for women and girls.
Topics covered include:
- Body mechanics - our natural weapons, vulnerable target areas, centerline theory, and how to use the lower body strength to generate power.
- Various Grabs from behind - Grabs from behind is the most common assault for women. The class will address the various grabs from behind.
- Hair Grabs - The class will address different hair grabs in various scenarios.
- Chokehold - Various techniques will be practiced in class on how to get out of a chokehold.
- Ground Fighting - The class will also address ways to fight when being pinned down on the ground.
All self defense classes are open FREE for women and girls.
Event Dates and Time:
April 10, 2013 @6:00pm to 8:30pm
Glendale Community College
Student Center Conference Room (SC212)
1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA 91208
April 17, 2013 @6:00pm to 8:30pm
Glendale Police Department
131 N. Isabel Street, Glendale, CA 91206