FREE self-defence class for inner-north women
Posted on Thursday, 16 February, 2012
Local women aged fourteen years and over are invited to sign up for a free self-defence class at the Hamilton Library.
The Lord Mayor has a vision for Brisbane to be a safe and friendly city where members of the community can feel secure and in control.
This class will provide women with skills and techniques needed to defend themselves in a dangerous situation on the street, in their car or at home.
The seminars mainly focus on proactive strategies to avoid being a victim of violence and increasing knowledge and confidence. Although self defense strategies are included, physical skills are not required.
Council has been providing seminars and workshops to men and women over the age of 14 on the topic of personal safety since 2009.
All seminars and workshops are run by internationally renowned facilitators and are split into women and men only groups to allow the content to be gender specific.
The seminars cover myths and facts related to violence, legal issues, fear management, assertiveness training, awareness and risk assessment, negotiation skills, personal safety strategies, self-defense techniques, plus a Q&A session about home safety, car safety, road rage and safety in public places.
Suzanne Daley’s Violence Minimisation Alliance (SDVMA) run the classes, and has provided training to organisations around the world for over 25 years.
The class will be run from the Hamilton Library on Wednesday 29 February at 10am.
For more information, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/personalsafetyseminars, and to register phone Council on 3403 8888.