Self-Defense class for women and girls age 10+ offered in DeKalb: RSVP today

State Representative Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore, is sponsoring a Self-Defense and Situational Awareness class for women and girls age 10+ presented by instructors from One Light Self-Defense, to be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21 at the Haish Gymnasium, located at 303 South 9th Street in DeKalb.

Participants will be instructed on what to hit, how to release holds, and ways to be aware and avoid dangerous situations. While there is no cost to attend the class, donations will be accepted to benefit Safe Passage, DeKalb County’s leading provider of services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

“This class is a terrific opportunity for women and girls to learn simple and effective ways to stay safe,” Representative Keicher said. “This is also a great way for us to help raise money for Safe Passage to support all the important work they do in our community. I look forward to welcoming everyone who is able to join us on October 21.”

Space is limited. Those interested in signing up for the class must reserve their spot by calling Representative Keicher’s District Office at (815) 748-3494 or via e-mail to

Special thanks to the DeKalb Park District for allowing Representative Keicher to host the Self-Defense and Situational Awareness class at the Haish Gymnasium.