Women’s Self Defense Seminar


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Women’s Self Defense Seminar

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office (LPSO) is offering a women’s self-defense seminar, free to the public, next month.

The class was created by Sgt. Elizabeth Gangloff, who works in the training unit at LPSO.

The curriculum covers survival tactics such as strikes and blocks as well as education on how women can best protect themselves in a variety of scenarios. Participants will learn about the strengths and advantages they possess as females, as well as gain the necessary skills to use them properly.

The course is open to females ages 16 and older; participants under the age of 18 are required to have an adult chaperone on site.

The seminar is being held at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Complex (1825 W Willow St.) on Saturday, December 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A limited number of spots are available for the upcoming class. To register, contact Ashley Smith at Ashley.Smith@lafayettesheriff.com or (337) 236-3941.

Follow the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Facebook page and other social media accounts for updates on future women’s self-defense classes scheduled for the public.

Ashley Smith