Self-Defense Class for Women Will Be Offered

A woman practices a self-defense kick in a Model Mugging class.

The Ronald Reagan American Legion Post 283, through Model Mugging, will host self-defense classes for women on Saturday, March 30. Registration is open now.

Attendees will be taught how to protect themselves, gain situational awareness, learn boundary setting skills, and self-defense techniques that can be used to prevent general attacks and sexual assault through this three-hour introductory workshop.

A female/male co-instructor team will go through training and self-defense methods. The male instructor will role-play the actions of a realistic assailant, allowing participants to build a foundation of skills.

The class size is limited and meant for those aged 15 and older. The first session will be from 9 a.m. to noon and the second session will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $100 for community members, and members of the Legion Family can use a coupon code to bring the cost down to $10.

The workshop will cover:

1. Five principles of Self Defense
2. Four general options if confronted with a threat
3. Boundary Setting & Conflict De-escalation
4. Full Force fight against frontal attack against the padded assailant.
5. Rear attack defense, which also involves learning to defend from the ground against the padded assailant.

The link for the morning session is click here.

The link for the afternoon session is click here.

For more about the company, visit: or call (800) 590-4687.

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