Over the past year, to women walking in the Centreville area. Though there are no public reports that he has attacked anyone, the incidents are a good reminder that it doesn't hurt to know how to defend oneself. And there's an opportunity to learn how, later this month.
The Fairfax County Police Department will offer a free two-day self-defense course for women beginning Tuesday, May 22 and 24, at the in Chantilly, from 6-9 p.m. There will also be a course on June 12 and 14. The course will provide hands-on training to teach women:
- how to prepare against attackers
- risk awareness and reduction
- crime prevention strategies
- defensive concepts
Experienced trainers will show women how to react real-life situations, such as if they are suddenly grabbed in a stairwell, parking lot, or elevator.
The course, provided by the FCPD with the Fairfax Police Law Enforcement Foundation and C & J Security Corporation, is free of charge to females age 13 and older, but enrollment is limited. The course is not open to men. Minors must attend with a guardian.