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MCC offers women’s self-defense classes

Published: Thursday, April 4, 2013 2:14 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, April 8, 2013 11:12 p.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College’s Continuing Education Department is offering women’s self-defense classes today in Crystal Lake and on April 23 in Huntley to help women learn how to best protect themselves against assaults.

One out of every three women will be a victim of sexual assault in her lifetime. Most rapes occur at homes or apartments, and the rape victim is selected because she is alone and vulnerable.

This self-defense class will cover such topics as myths of self-defense, verbalization, using one’s body as a self-defense tool, pressure points and sexual assault awareness and resistance measures. 

Classes will include an hour-long lecture followed by an hour of hands-on technique lessons.

Classes will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Room E217 at McHenry County College (register using course ID: NPL S14 002) and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 23 at the Huntley Park District REC Center. Register for the Huntley class using course ID: NPL S14 023. The cost is $15.

To register, call the MCC Registration Office at 815-455-8588. For information, call Tracy Berry at 815-455-8758 or Dori Sullens at 815-455-8559.

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