Women of all sizes and fitness abilities, ages 13 and older, are welcome to attend the Oakland Community College (OCC) Womencenter's “Self Defense for Women" workshop, held Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in Room 303, Building J, at the Orchard Ridge campus in Farmington Hills.
Designed to increase knowledge and self-confidence, the workshop provides common sense and protection strategies for preventing attack, as well as effective fight and escape techniques for use in case of assault. Self-defense expert Jaye Spiro, how holds a sixth-degree black belt in Karate, conducts the session.
Mothers and daughters are welcome, as well as young women preparing for or attending college or considering study abroad.
The workshop fee is $40. Pre-registration is required. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a lunch and water.
For more information on this and other programs, call the Womencenter at 248-522-3642. The Orchard Ridge Campus is located at 27055 Orchard Lake Rd. Free parking is available in campus lots.