The Women’s Leadership Project at Fort Hays State University is set to host a self-defense training class as part of the Red Flag Campaign, a month-long campaign which addresses dating violence on college campuses.

According to the Hays Post, participants will be taught situational awareness, tactics used by perpetrators, risk reduction, and a variety of physical and verbal self-defense techniques.

The primary trainer for the workshop is Kenton Russell. Russell has three decades of MMA training experience and has trained Secret Service Agents, FBI Agents, SWAT Team members and Navy SEALs. FHSU students with self-defense training experience will assist Russell.

You must be 12 years or older to participate, the Hays Post reports. Attendees are encouraged to wear shirts with sleeves and no jewelry.

The class will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 4 in Cunningham Hall, Room 110. To learn more, call the Women’s Leadership Project at (785) 628-4312 or email

The Women’s Leadership Project is “designed to educate, inspire, and empower women to be the leaders of tomorrow,” FHSU’s website states. “This initiative expands the already successful Kansas Women’s Leadership Conference to offer year-round comprehensive educational activities that promote leadership development for women of all ages. Beyond these educational activities, the Women’s Leadership Project will serve as a place of support and inspiration for women seeking to make their mark on history.”

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