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Resiliency Center hosts free women's self-defense class

Goodfellow women practice warning contact, a defensive position, at a women’s self-defense class in the Goodfellow Resiliency Center, on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 8, 2019.  This course was free and participants were given a lifetime practice policy, allowing them to attend other classes throughout the country for free. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/ Released)

Goodfellow women practice warning contact, a defensive position, at a women’s self-defense class in the Goodfellow Resiliency Center, on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 8, 2019. This course was free and participants were given a lifetime practice policy, allowing them to attend other classes throughout the country for free. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/ Released)

RaNay Conrow, an Air Force dependent, practices blocking an aggressor, which for training purposes is an arm pad, during a women’s self-defense class in the Goodfellow Resiliency Center, at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 8, 2019. Fifteen women attended the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/ Released)

RaNay Conrow, an Air Force dependent, practices blocking an aggressor, which for training purposes is an arm pad, during a women’s self-defense class in the Goodfellow Resiliency Center, at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 8, 2019. Fifteen women attended the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/ Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mykaela Williams, 315th Training Squadron student, uses the hammer fist striking technique on an aggressor, during a women’s self-defense class in the Goodfellow Resiliency Center, on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 8, 2019. The fast strike of the hammer fist allowed Williams to quickly return to the defensive position. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/ Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mykaela Williams, 315th Training Squadron student, uses the hammer fist striking technique on an aggressor, during a women’s self-defense class in the Goodfellow Resiliency Center, on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 8, 2019. The fast strike of the hammer fist allowed Williams to quickly return to the defensive position. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/ Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mariscea Valdivia, 315th Training Squadron student, learns to kick from her knee during a women’s self-defense class in the Goodfellow Resiliency Center, at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 8, 2019. The kick was designed as self-defense to hit the pelvic or groin area of an aggressor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/ Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mariscea Valdivia, 315th Training Squadron student, learns to kick from her knee during a women’s self-defense class in the Goodfellow Resiliency Center, at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 8, 2019. The kick was designed as self-defense to hit the pelvic or groin area of an aggressor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/ Released)

17th Training Wing Violence Prevention Integrator, Donna Cascy recaps the importance of being prepared, at the closing of a women’s self-defense class in the Goodfellow Resiliency Center, on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 8, 2019. Self-defense classes at Goodfellow are free and usually offered quarterly.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/ Released)

17th Training Wing Violence Prevention Integrator, Donna Cascy recaps the importance of being prepared, at the closing of a women’s self-defense class in the Goodfellow Resiliency Center, on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, March 8, 2019. Self-defense classes at Goodfellow are free and usually offered quarterly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/ Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Goodfellow offered a free women’s self-defense class on base at the Goodfellow Resiliency Center, March 8.

The classes are usually two parts, the first half being textbook training and the second half a physical training.  As of now, the classes are held quarterly, but for more information please contact the 17th Training Wing Violence Prevention Integrator, Donna Cascy at 654-5266.