Apopka Recreation Department and DPA again organize women’s self-defense courses

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From staff and city reports of Apopka

Apopka Police Department and Apopka Recreation Department are proud to organize free self-defense classes for women. Each class lasts two nights at the Billie Dean Community Center in Alonzo Williams Park (225 MA Board Street).

Whether or not you are concerned about your physical safety, taking a self defense course has a number of benefits for your health and life in general.

3 Ways You Can Benefit From Self Defense Skills

This can increase personal self-confidence. It is a great feeling to know that you can take care of yourself financially and emotionally; taking a self-defense course adds physical security to the list. Acquiring new knowledge and skills helps you feel better prepared and in control, key ingredients in building your personal confidence.

It can improve your coordination. Learning self-defense skills will invariably extend your hand-eye coordination, balance techniques, and increase your reflex skills. Focusing attention on honing these skills can bring overall improvement and awareness of your body movements and how to move in a way that will better protect you.

It can improve your awareness. No one ever plans to be attacked, and that’s what attackers rely on. By taking a self-defense class, it can improve your awareness of the streets, helping you think more about your surroundings and possible strategies if you encounter the unexpected.

Upcoming lessons:

  • Monday November 15 from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday November 16 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Places are limited to 10 students per class. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

To register for one of these courses, please contact Recreation at 407 703-1742 or email Jill Semento.

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