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Free self defense class offered to Thornton Township women

Saturday, March 16, 8:30am–12:00pm

by Melanie Jongsma

RIVERDALE, Ill. (March 9, 2019) – Thornton Township and One Light Self Defense are partnering to offer a class for women throughout Thornton Township: Empowerment through Self Defense.

The class will be held at 14323 S. Halsted in Riverdale, Illinois. Participants will learn simple and proven techniques for:

  • increased awareness of surroundings
  • crime prevention
  • practical self defense
  • escaping if apprehended
  • using your body as a weapon

The class is free, though donations will be accepted for victims of sex trafficking. Space is limited to 40 participants, and pre-registration is required:

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.