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MARSHALLTOWN – According to the National Institute of Justice, 5 out of 6 people in the United States will become victims of attempted or completed violent crimes during their lifetime. About half will be victimized twice. Are you prepared to defend yourself or your loved ones?

This basic self-defense course will teach the necessary skills to survive stressful, dangerous and violent situations regardless of your age, size or previous experience. The course is a practical approach to real-life attacks and not an introduction to cultural fighting arts or combative sports. You will be instructed on the most effective and easy-to-learn methods to deter an attacker. The class is designed for women, men, responsible teenagers and experienced martial artists alike. Each class will provide new techniques and information not covered in previous classes. Past participants said, “I appreciated learning not just the techniques, but also why they are effective,” “Highly recommend this class to everyone…,” “…techniques are simple yet effective.” Decide not to be a victim now and enroll in the three hour Basic Self-Defense course.

Basic Self-Defense classes will be offered on two separate days. Sunday, February 26 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm with a course number of HEW 3301.(14), or on Sunday, April 9 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm with a course number of HEW 3301.(15). The registration deadline is 3 days prior to the class so that preparations can be made to accommodate all students. The Basic Self-Defense classes will be held at Marshalltown Community College, 3700 S Center St., on the second from of the Student Activity Center in the Tiger Room. Cost of the class is $39 per three-hour class session.

The instructors have 45 years combined Martial Arts experience, 39 combined years in law enforcement, 21 years combined S.W.A.T. Team experience and 21 years of training Law Enforcement Officers in Defensive Tactics.

It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes with good lateral and linear support. Participants age 13-17 must be accompanied by a parent.

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