Could You Protect Yourself if You Were Attacked?


Fairfax County Police Department
Public Information Office
4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030
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News Release: 12/129/LHC
May 8, 2012

Could You Defend Yourself if You Were Attacked?
Police Co-Sponsor New Course for Women

            The Fairfax County Police Department, in conjunction with the Fairfax Police Law Enforcement Foundation and C & J Security Corporation is sponsoring a new two-day self-defense course beginning Tuesday, May 22 and 24. Classes will be held at the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy, 14601 Lee Road, Chantilly from 6-9 p.m.

            Whether you’re 13, 30, 80 or anywhere in between, this comprehensive safety course will help prepare you against attackers. You’ll learn risk awareness and reduction, crime prevention strategies, defensive concepts and hands-on training in defensive tactics. These techniques, when applied swiftly and correctly, can and do protect students. This course is taught by trained experts who have years of experience. Women will test their newly-learned skills in realistic, controlled, environments and they’ll experience what it’s like to be suddenly grabbed in a stairwell, a parking lot or an elevator.

            The course is free of charge throughout its introductory time period. It is open to all women 13 years of age or older; however mothers (or female guardians) are required to attend with their teens. Due to the nature of the course, men are not allowed to attend.

            For more information, email wsd@fairfaxfoundation.org. To register for the May or June 12 and 14 sessions, please email wsd@fairfaxfoundation.org or call 703-246-7806. Seating is limited.

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