Women’s self defense class at Fairview Library

Special to the Times

A Women’s Self Defense Class sponsored by the Henry County Police Department will be held on Thursday, January 26 from 1-5 p.m. This class, offered to women 21 years of age and older, will consist of three parts.

The first two parts of the course will take place at the Fairview Library. The first part includes an educational video with instructions and the second will teach actual self-defense techniques and participants should wear comfortable clothing including sweat pants, tennis shoes and gym clothes. Part three of the course will take place at a gun range, the location of which will be announced.

The Women’s Self Defense Program is dedicated to empowering women with knowledge to reduce the occurrence of sexual assault crimes. The program provides effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being.

The Women’s Self Defense Program is a comprehensive course that begins with classroom instruction in risk awareness, risk reduction, crime prevention strategies, and defensive concepts followed by hands-on training in physical defense techniques.

For more information or to register, contact the Fairview Public Library at 678-432-5353 extension 3. The library is located at 28 Austin Road in Stockbridge.