The Evansville Department of Parks and Recreation will host a free women’s self-defense class at the C.K. Newsome Community Center, 100 E. Walnut St, on Thursday, December 17, from 6-7p.m. The class will be conducted by Jeff Chestnut, director of Student Fitness and Intramural’s at the University of Evansville.
Chestnut will lead participants through different variations of self-defense tactics. The class is geared for women of all fitness levels. Participants will learn how to protect themselves if confronted with an attack.
“Women need to feel protected in their own homes and in public,” Chestnut said. “Taking a self- defense class will help women gain more confidence while engaging in a physical activity that can improve their overall fitness and transform lives.”
The informational class will be followed by free, weekly women’s self-defense classes in January. The classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8p.m. at the C.K. Newsome Gymnasium.
“The University of Evansville teaming up with the Department of Parks and Recreation is a great beginning to instill a sense of empowerment in women.” Said Parks Dept. Sports Director Lisa Wube. For more information, contact Wube at (812) 435-6162.