Have you ever thought about what you would do if you encountered a violent or dangerous situation in a quick shop, department store, restaurant or a park? Would you know what to do, what to look for, how to react and how to form a plan to protect yourself and your family? Through this series of four personal protection classes you will learn basic situational awareness, ALICE Survival Training, Basic Self-Defense 1 and Basic Self-Defense 2.
During the first class titled Situational Awareness: A Self Protection Strategy, you will learn how to use your common sense in an uncommon threatening situation. Past participants have said they learned new information and tips they can definitely use and the presenter made the topic interesting and a bit humorous for such a serious topic, which was appreciated. This class will take place on from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 and the cost is $10.
The second class will introduce you to the ALICE Survival Training principles and how to respond to a violent intruder situation and maximize your chance of survival. Many schools and businesses are implementing ALICE principles into their emergency response plans. ALICE Survival Training Introduction will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 3 with a cost of $10.
The third class is Basic Self-Defense 1 in which you will be instructed on the most effective and easy-to-learn methods to deter an attacker. This course is designed for women, men and responsible teenagers. Parents and teens are encouraged to attend together. The Basic Self-Defense 1 class will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 and 24 and the cost is $39.
The last class is Basic Self-Defense 2 in which you will quickly review Basic Self-Defense 1 skills and progress to new customized, modified and adapted content to meet your specific needs. Basic Self-Defense 2 class will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 5 and 7 and the cost is $39.
This series of Personal Protection classes is sponsored by Iowa Valley Continuing Education with expert instructors from law enforcement. The evaluations from previous classes are excellent and past students have learned a wealth of information every time they attend one of their classes.
Additional course details can be found on the Iowa Valley Continuing Education web site at www.iavalley.edu/ivce/ce_schedule/index.html. You can call Iowa Valley Continuing Education at 641-752-4645 to enroll now in these classes. The registration deadline is one week prior to each class.