Women’s self-defence classes, Lawley Community Centre

A three-week women’s self-defence course is being hosted at Lawley Community Centre in January 2023. The classes are free and open to all women over the age of 12, subject to availability.

The three-week course is being run by volunteer Bill Gilmour and the Modern CQC team, working with Telford & Wrekin Council’s Safer, Stronger Communities project and Lawley and Overdale Parish Council, with the Lawley Partnership Board providing funding.

Attendees will be taught the modern close-quarter combative (CQC) method of self-defence, developed by the military, police, and martial arts practitioners, which prepares people for real-life encounters.

“A lot of it is about building confidence, giving women the power to not be victims, regardless of their age, strength, size or fitness. After just three sessions, we have already noticed a big difference in confidence, awareness and ability,” said one of the organisers.

The three classes will take place at the Lawley Community Centre, Lawley, between 7:00pm and 9:00pm on 9 January 202316 January 2023, and 23 January 2023.

Upon completion of the three courses, attendees will receive an attendance certificate and a personal safety alarm.

It is open to all women above the ages of 12 years old, but children aged 12 – 15 must be accompanied by a female adult.

You can book your place using the form below.

Alternative, you can use this link to the Eventbrite page if you have any problems with the form.

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