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Free self defense course for UIC women-identified students, faculty and staff

University of Illinois at Chicago Police Department presents American Women's Self Defense Association

(Instructors Tawanna Clark/ Roxanne Brown & Margaret Chiczewski)

This free four-hour course (2-hour classroom setting and 2-hour gym setting) is designed to introduce adult women-identified students to the strategies, tactics and techniques needed to win a confrontation against an attacker. This course focuses on building the student's confidence in her ability to defend herself, and in encouraging a defiant and aggressive attitude toward an attacker.

We are going to learn ALL the facets of self-defense, not just the physical fighting:
1. Understand the mindset of predators.
2. Situational awareness.
3. De-escalation.
4. Mindset of physical fighting. Physical techniques.

At the end of the four-hour self-defense course, the student will achieve:
1. Increased awareness of general violence prevention skills.
2. Increased confidence in her ability to fight back successfully against an attacker.
3. Established mindset of "no one has the right to put their hands on me."
4. Strategies and tactics that can be used to potentially prevent an attack.
5. Basic techniques that she can use to defend herself physically and to win a fight in a dangerous or potentially lethal situation.

To pre-register for the next available class in fall 2019 email to request the date:
August 25, 2019
September 08 or 22, 2019
October 06 or 20, 2019
November 03 or 10, 2019
December 01 or 15, 2019