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Women get lessons in self-defense

April 04, 2013|By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com
  • Women's self defense instructor Nelson Nio, left, tries to teach Vivian Geiseler some moves during a self defense class.
Women's self defense instructor Nelson Nio, left,… (Cheryl A. Guerrero…)

A group of Glendale women got a lesson in close-range fighting on Wednesday to help them defend themselves against sexual attacks.

The lesson at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center was one of three free, city-sponsored self-defense classes offered to women and girls during the month-long Sexual Assault Awareness campaign sponsored by the city's Commission on the Status of Women.

PHOTOS: Nelson Nio teaches a self-defense class in Glendale

The next classes, which are taught by SHIELD Self-Defense, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on April 10 at Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, and from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on April 17 at the Glendale Police Department, 131 N. Isabel St.

The commission and YWCA of Glendale's "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes" will not be held this year.

But Denim Day, which is a rape prevention campaign, is slated for April 24.

During the past five years, the commission has raised $7,000 for Peace Over Violence Denim Day in L.A. through its annual "Dollars for Denim" fundraisers.

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