Self-Defense training is being offered for women by the Springfield police. There will be three sessions next month for women age 18 or older who live or work in Springfield. The classes will be held over successive Tuesdays on May 6, 13, and 20 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Community Room at One Financial Plaza, 1350 Main St., said Sgt. John Delaney.

Classes begin at 6 p.m. sharp, so participants will need to sign in at 5:30 p.m., he said.Participants will be asked to wear sneakers and gym clothing, Delaney said. “This is a hands-on course where Springfield Police Officers will teach you defensive tactics to help you overcome an attack or robbery,” he said. “We also give lessons on pepper spray and how not to become a victim. You will also learn preventative measures on staying safe.”
There will also be a lecture on domestic violence, he said. “We have given this class numerous times over the past four years and it is a huge success,” he said.

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