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The James City County Police Department and JCC Parks and Recreation have teamed up to offer a women’s self defense class.
According to a county press release, the hands-on course will teach students how to increase their situational awareness, understand prevention strategies, practice physical defense techniques and develop a defensive mind set.
The class, a R.A.D. Women’s Self Defense and Empowerment Course, is free and open to females age 13 and above. The course is 12 hours long, broken down into six sessions, and participants should plan to attend each session, the release stated.
All courses will be held at the James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road. The courses will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sept. 20, 22, 27 and 29 and from 9-11 a.m. on Sept. 24 and Oct. 1.
Pre-registration is required and can be completed through JCC Parks and Recreation’s online registration system using Activity #308210-A or by calling 757-259-4200 (between 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 1-5 p.m. on weekends).