Empower and Protect: Self-Defense Class at New Carlisle Public Library

Living in a small town some may think we wouldn’t have to worry about such horrific things like sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, etc. In 2016, 75,735 calls were made to the domestic violence crisis hotline in Indiana.

Spreading awareness even in the smallest of towns is important for prevention and to support the local women. Learning self-defense tactics can save someone’s life and it’s also precautionary for those scenes we couldn’t fathom becoming real. For instance, a woman in Seattle earlier this year was running a marathon. While taking a restroom break, she was attacked by a registered sex offender. She fought off her attacker and lived to tell the story to the local news. She explained that techniques she learned at a self -defense course three weeks prior helped fend off the predator.

For these reasons it is important that these resources are available to all women. These courses empower women and give them confidence knowing they can protect themselves and their families. The instructor for the class will be Tom Owens from the martial arts studio, Vita Certamen, in La Porte. He will be teaching warrior mindset, blocks, strikes, target areas, attack prevention, escape from holds and more!

Empower and Protect 408 S Bray Street Thursday, October 26 from 6:00-8:00pm est Cost $10 donation / Ages 13 and up

Only 25 spots so register online @ www.ncpl.lib.in.us or call 574.654.3046 today!

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