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The Williston Police Department is partnering with Jerry Heines to sponsor a “Women’s Awareness and Defense Class” to teach women how to avoid being the victim of a physical attack. Heines has formed his class to prepare women to have a survivor mindset and to use simple and practical techniques of self defense. This is a one night, four hour course and not meant to train anyone in complex martial arts forms. The class is free.
Heines is a 5th Dan Black Belt, World Taekwondo Federation, Instructor in Muay Thai, author of two books, author / instructor of “Defend Yourself” (a Panther Productions video) and he has instructed narcotics, state, municipal police and correctional officers and he holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics.
Heines is offering this class in response to a need to make women more aware and confident in their life and travels within and outside of Williston. Initially he will offer this class on a twice monthly basis and pare it back to a quarterly class as the demand allows.
The five available "one day" classes will be held: June 5 or 26, July 17 or 31, October 30. The class times are between 6 p.m and 10 p.m. at the Williston Community Center next to City Hall. Please download the registration form from our website (www.willistonpolice.org/docs/2012_Defense_Class_Signup_Wiaver.pdf) and complete the "hold harmless" waiver. Bring the waiver to class (or deliver it to the Police Department), bring a bottle or water and please wear loose fitting comfortable clothes and avoid wearing jewelry. No weapons are allowed in the class and please inform the instructor(s) of any injuries or disabilities at the beginning of class.