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Self-defense classes offered for girls, women

Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism is sponsoring two classes to help girls and women protect themselves in dangerous situations.

Self-Defense for Girls (ages 9-17) will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Fridays, March 19-April 9. Self-Defense for Women (ages 18 and older) will be held on the same days immediately after the first course, from 7:10-8:10 p.m. Both classes will be held at Whitcomb Lodge, Beaverdam Park.

The programs are focused on empowering students towards personal and collective strength through self-defense, traditional martial arts and unique fitness training. All classes are female led in a safe, judgment-free space. Paula Asbell will serve as instructor. The fee for each class is $45 and the deadline to register is March 14.

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