Women's Self-Defense Classes at the Y

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Personal Safety & Self-Defense Workshop for Women

Class aims to provide self-defense skills taught by industry professionals
Women's Self Defense Classes

PROVIDENCE, RI – February 24, 2020 – The Kent County YMCA will offer an exclusive personal safety and self-defense workshop for women open to the public Tuesday, April 7 from 6-8:30pm at the Kent County Y in Warwick, Rhode Island.

This one-of-a-kind workshop is open to all ages and will be led by Candace Rushton, a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and Steve Schreffler, a personal safety consultant.

“This program will help participants gain a better understanding of how to improve personal safety, learn to escape unwanted situations, and utilize effective self-defense skills by using leverage and skill,” said Steve Schreffler, personal safety consultant.

“We’re excited to open this workshop to the public because at the Y, safety is paramount,” said Kristen Carlson, Operations Director at the Kent County YMCA. “This class teaches women easy-to-remember self-defense techniques in how to enhance self-awareness and heighten intuition in order to ensure their safety. Participants will learn how to gain a sense of assertiveness using the power of their own voice and strength to de-escalate a difficult situation,” said Carlson.

Fees for this one-of-a-kind workshop are $25 for Y members and $35 for the public. Registrations are now being accepted via Womens-Safety.org, by phone at 401-828-0130, or simply stop by the Y’s Welcome Center.

Locations: Kent County YMCA
Category: News