Swatara Karate Academy is holding a free self-defense class for women

SWATARA TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — The Swatara Karate Academy is hosting a free women’s self-defense class on Saturday, October 1.

This free class will take place from 10am to 2pm at the Swatara Township Municipal Building. If you are interested in attending the course, you must register no later than September 26 in order to reserve your place.

This is a beginners course, and it will focus on maneuvers that would surprise or stun an attacker and give the victim an opportunity to get to safety.

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You do not need to have prior experience in self-defense martial arts to participate in the class.

Cpl. Pokrop from Swatara Township Police Department will discuss situations where you can use self-defense. Information will also be provided on the legality of self-defense as well as abuse protection orders. There will also be time allotted to ask questions at the end.

Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and sports shoes. Anyone from anywhere can attend, however, you must be at least 14 years old or older.

Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. on October 1 for the class.

Kristen T. Prall