Free self-defense course for women offered in North Fulton

The Johns Creek Police Department will host a self-defense course for women in January.

Sgt. Debbie Kalish will lead the class. She is a defensive tactics instructor with more than 23 years of law enforcement experience.

The cost of the class is free and will be held in the courtroom at the Johns Creek Police Department, located at 11445 Johns Creek Pkwy. The class will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 30.

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The class is designed for women in their teens or older and aims to teach situational awareness and self-defense. Instructors ask that participants wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothing.

Limited space is available. To reserve your spot and learn more about the class, visit its page on Kalish will teach a similar class at the Johns Creek Indoor Gun Range that costs $60 on Jan. 17.

“This is more than just a self-defense class,” Kalish says. “It is about awareness, instincts and personal empowerment.”

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