YWCA To Offer Free Self-Defense Training Class for Women and Girls

On Saturday, July 27, YWCA Greenwich is partnering with Jane Doe No More to bring a FREE self-defense training class for women and girls ages 12 and over.

The event will run from 9:00am – 1:00pm and is open to anyone who would like to learn self-defense skills. The class is run by professionals from East Coast Training Systems.

“Most people don’t plan on needing to defend themselves against an assailant,” said Mary Lee Kiernan, President and CEO, YWCA Greenwich, adding, “But these events do happen, and every woman and girl should be prepared to escape physical harm.”

There are no prerequisites for the class. Students work at their own pace to learn skills and techniques that will work for them, regardless of age, strength, size or prior training.

This four-hour class consists of an educational component, as well as physical training and skills practice. Participants learn awareness and prevention tips, escape strategies, and striking techniques designed to disable assailants and enable escape from threatening or dangerous situations.

All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or have a signed waver at the time of entry. This is a great class for mothers and daughters to take together.

Jane Doe No More is a not-for-profit on a mission to empower survivors of sexual crimes to find their voice, advance their healing and educate others.

This free event will take place at YWCA Greenwich, 259 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, on Saturday, July 27 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Register at: janedoenomore.org or call 203-729-0245.