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Sheriff Offers Free Self-Defense Class for Ladies Feb. 1

Classes Set Twice Monthly

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is offering free personal safety and self-defense classes for women; the next one will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at the sheriff's operations center, 1891 Jim Keene Blvd. in Winter Haven.

Except for July and December the classes are held the first Saturday and third Tuesday of the month.

Each class is approximately one hour long unless more than 30 women attend. For every additional 10-15 females, an extra 15 minutes is added to the time frame.

The classes are open to ladies 13 years and older. Those under 18 will need a parent present to sign a waiver at the start of class.

The class consists of lecture of approximately 15 minutes and about 45 minutes of hands-on techniques. Attendees will demonstrate all of the techniques on a body opponent bag (B.O.B.), which we is supplied.

Those wishing to attend should RSVP to [email protected], and please include name and phone number.

For more information, check out the calendar at and website


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