Free Women’s Self Defense Class in Dalton

Dalton, GA (WDEF) – There’s a free Women’s Self Defense Class being offered by the Dalton Police Department to start the new year.

It’s based on the R.A.D. Systems Women’s Self Defense Class, and will be taught by Dalton Police Training Officer Brian Pack.

It’s for women ages 13 and up, but women under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver.

You do not have to be Dalton residents to participate, but it is for women only.

Women will learn safety strategies to help minimize their chances of becoming victims.

They will also learn physical moves to disable attackers long enough for them to get away.

Officer Pack will wear a padded "Red Man" suit for the women to practice these moves on him safely.

“Our ultimate goal is to promote safety and build confidence,” said Officer Pack. “Our hope is that no one will ever have to use the skills they’ll learn in this class, but we want them to feel safe wherever they go. We’re not teaching people how to fight, but to have some skills they can use to create enough of a diversion to create distance and get away if they ever find themselves in a dangerous situation.”

There will be four classes; January 26th and 28th, and February 2nd and 4th from 6 to 9 p.m.

The first class will be at the Dalton Police Services Center with the rest still to be determined.

Previous sessions have been well received by the public.

They only have room for 20 people.

Apply here now.

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