CSU begins class in women's self-defense

Columbus State University's Continuing Education Division will offer a new self-defense program for women.

The class, "Equalizer Women's Self-Defense Program," will teach women how to recognize and reduce their risk of becoming a victim.

The program was developed by SSGT, a defense tactics system for law enforcement, corrections and high level security officers, said Kristin Barker, marketing manager of Continuing Ed.

The instructor is Jason Wade, a SSGT certified trainer and a member of the CSU University police.

The classes will be in the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center for Continuing Education on the main campus.

Phase I is a two-week class and teaches basic self-defense. All classes are at 6-8 p.m. The first is Feb. 7 and Feb. 14, followed by March 6 and March 13, April 17 and April 24 and May 1 and May 8. Tuition is $79 for each session.

Phase II teaches common grab defenses. All classes are 6-8 p.m. The first is March 20 and March 27, followed by May 29 and June 5. Tuition is $79 for each session.

For more information, call 706-568-2023 or go http://conted.colstate.edu