The Lincoln City Police Department will be offering a two-day, women’s self-defense class on Saturday, March 16, and Sunday, March 17, at the Lincoln City Community Center.
This self-defense training program is designed just for females, ranging in age from 16 years old and up (women up to 94 years old have attended previous classes).
The first day of training will take place in the classroom, teaching participants how not to be a victim. Topics such as personal safety, home security, vehicle security, use of weapons, rape and sex assault and reporting versus not reporting will be discussed. The participants will then learn various punches, strikes and kicks, as well as distraction techniques that would help with an escape if grabbed in various holds. Female attendees are also taught some basic techniques on how to get away from an attacker while on the ground.
On day two, everything learned is put together, and females are given a minimum of three scenarios with a “bad guy” in protective gear. Female attendees are also suited up in protective gear. This class is designed to help prevent females from being victim targets, as well as to help former victims of rape or assault gain confidence back. Overall, it emphases the empowerment of women so they prove to themselves they do not need to be a victim.
The Lincoln City Community Center is located at 2150 NE Oar Place. To participate on the second day, people must attend the first class session.
For more information or to register for the class (space is limited and is on a first come, first served basis) email Officer Summer Danneker at [email protected].