Mark Kohn, a Krav Maga instructor, will host a free women's self-defense class in Lima, Ohio. (Photo:

A self-defense class — sponsored by the YWCA HOPE Center — is being offered for women at the Epic Center in Lima, Ohio on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The program is completely free of charge and open to women ages 13 and up.

According to, the three-hour introductory class will be taught by Mark Kohn, a Krav Maga instructor. Kohn will teach students risk awareness, risk reduction and personal safety information and skills. He will also provide instructions on some basic physical self-defense techniques.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Keri Ketring, Support Group / Legal Outreach Specialist at or call (419) 241-3235, extension 138.

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