S.A.F.E. Training Teaches Women Self-Defense

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JANESVILLE (WIFR) -- Learning how to fight back. Over a dozen woman in Janesville are learning the tools to protect themselves should they ever be attacked.

Over a dozen woman took part in tonight's S.A.F.E. training where the women learned how to defend themselves against an attacker, learning fighting techniques and tips on how to be aware and not seem like someone who can be a victim. The event is sponsored by the Janesville Police Department and Sergeant Brian Donohoue says the knowledge women get in these classes is invaluable.

"Down the road I hope I never really need it," says participant Rosemary Brown. "If I do I'd like to have a few skills that I can put into play."

"Some of them have never taken a self defense class," said Sgt. Donohoue. "What they need is some options just in case something happens."

The department has been holding these classes for 8 years teaching at least two thousand woman in that time. They have another session next monday.

If you would like more information about this type of training you can call Sgt. Donohoue of the Janesville Police Department at: (608) 755-3133 or email him at donohoueb@ci.janesville.wi.us

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