Self-defense class for women set April 6 at Danville martial-arts facility

Self-defense class for women set April 6 at Danville martial-arts facility

DANVILLE — The Vermilion County State's Attorney's Office and Kruger's ATA Martial Arts are teaming up to hold a free self-defense class for women.

The interactive self-defense learning experience will be held at 3 p.m. April 6 at Kruger's martial-arts facility, 440 N. Walnut St.

While it's free, participants must register by calling an advocate at the state's attorney's office at 554-7750.

There's a limit of 25 women, and those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (The parent or guardian doesn't have to participate.)

During the event, participants will learn crime-prevention tips, how to increase their awareness, simple powerful self-defense moves and escape tactics.

The event is being held in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is held in April, and National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which runs April 7-13.

According to statistics, every 108 seconds, a woman in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. In Illinois, about 293,000 people are victims of sexual assault each year.

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