Sheriff’s Office Offering Free Women’s Self Defense Class

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a free women’s personal defense class on Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29. This class will start with a session from 6-8 p.m. on Friday evening and will conclude after a 9 a.m.-noon session on Saturday.
The topics will include health and fitness, legal aspects pertaining to self-defense and the potential use of force, the Florida “Castle Doctrine”/ “Stand Your Ground” law, proximity awareness and avoiding violent conflict, defending against armed and unarmed attacks and disengaging from an attack.
The class size will be limited to 14 individuals. Sixteen-year-olds and above are welcome to register and attend. Persons with disabilities and handicaps are especially encouraged to attend.
Anyone interested can reserve a slot or obtain additional information by contacting Captain Mark W. Joost at (850) 519-0947.
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