Learn how to keep yourself and your daughters safe with self defense classes offered in Bettendorf. There are three different classes for nearly every age range. Even if you've taken a class before, the information serves as a great reminder and good refresher.

The Life Fitness Center, Bettendorf, will offer women college-bound self-defense class 1:30-4:30 Friday, Aug. 11.

Basic forms of self-defense and reinforce techniques will be taught. Participants will learn how to extend personal security concepts in their vehicle, internet, home and/or college dorm. The class is open to 16-20-year-olds. Cost is $45. Find out how to register here.

Women over 21 can attend class at 9:00 -noon on Saturday, Aug. 19. Cost is $40. Register here.

Participants can learn to recognize and assess risk levels, learn strategies to escape a dangerous situation safely, use simple and effective techniques to defend oneself and role play to help reinforce muscle memory and the effects of stress on decision making during a life-threatening situation.

A Princess Power course is also offered for young women aged 9-12 on Aug. 12 from 12:30-2:00.

Students will be taught how to avoid conflict, protect personal information on social media, date safely and how to used physical defense as a last resort. for more information contact The Life Fitness Center in Bettendorf.

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