Free women’s self-defense workshop June 28

Jun 18, 2014

The Mukilteo Police Department is sponsoring a free Women’s Self-Defense workshop at Inner Strength Self Defense from 10 a.m. to noon on June 28.

The course is offered to provide women and teens with information on personal safety, with an emphasis on self-defense techniques.

The instructor will be Andre Lannertone, who teaches and trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Assisting him will be Officer Colt Davis with the Mukilteo Police Department.

Lannerton has been training in martial arts since the 1970s, starting with boxing, judo and karate.

Acting Police Chief Charles Macklin said the course is intended to provide attendees with awareness of one’s surroundings and basic techniques for protecting one-self with an emphasis on disengagement and escape.

“We want to proactively equip our citizens so they do not become victims of crime,” Macklin said.

The police department also held a self-defense workshop last December, which proved to be very popular.

“We are bringing this event to our residents again to hopefully build their awareness and provide information that will help avoid and prevent assault,” Davis said.

“The police department is continually working hard to provide the community with information and programs to help ensure public safety and promote a high quality of life.”

Women and teens wishing to participate in the class should be prepared to interact with the instructors.

Wear workout clothes, bring water and a towel, as participants will practice the techniques that are being taught. Participants will be required to complete a liability waiver prior to participating in the class.

Register by contacting Officer Colt Davis at crimeprevention@ci.mukilteo.wa.us. The workshop will be limited to 20 students. Watch for additional courses scheduled later in the year.

While the workshop is free to participants, donations will be accepted to benefit Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County.

Inner Strength Self Defense is located at 9700 Harbour Place, Ste. 218 in Mukilteo.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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