Free Women’s Self Defense Class

Norridge, IL…. State Representative Michael McAuliffe (R-Chicago), together with One Light Self Defense, is hosting a free workshop for women and girls. The event will help them learn avoidance tactics, self-defense misconceptions, offensive techniques and defensive escapes. The class will take place in the gymnasium at the Salvation Army in Norridge on Tuesday, June 5th at 6pm.  

“Well qualified instructors from One Light will give a basic understanding of how to avoid becoming a victim of violence and teach skills that can be used in the event of an attack,” Rep. McAuliffe said. “I highly recommend women and girls over 12 attend this workshop, as they will learn a lot about how to be more aware and protect themselves.”  

The One Light mission is to prepare potential victims to avoid, face, and heal from physical violence. Since 2009, One Light has traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to teach self-defense skills to girls and trainers who continue to carry on this skill transfer. One Light has taught about 100 free self-defense workshops and trained about 2600 people in the United States. Thousands of dollars of donations from workshops have been donated to Women At Risk International to use towards their emergency and safe house funds.  

Space is limited and registration is encouraged. While the class is free, donations to One Light are appreciated. 100% of donations go to victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, or sexual assault.

To learn more about this class or to register, please email or call the office at (773) 444-0611.  

What: Free Self Defense Class for Women

When: Tuesday June 5th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Salvation Army, 8354 W Foster Ave, Norridge, IL