LINCOLN (SNR) – A self-defense class will be held at the St. John the Apostle gymnasium, at 76th and Vine streets in Lincoln, Thursday, May 17.
The class will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $50, and participants may pay in cash on arrival. The fee covers the cost of a pepper spray canister and a booklet containing self-defense information.
Instructor Mr. Marc Beller – a fifth-grade teacher at St. John the Apostle School – said the class is appropriate for high school girls and older. As a seventh degree black belt in Taekwondo, he has used his knowledge and training to help women learn “situational awareness” and self-defense techniques that can help them through difficult circumstances.
“We focus on the use of pepper spray as a weapon/deterrent,” he explained, “how to keep potential attackers away from you and what to do if they do attack.”
Beller adds self-defense techniques that are easy to grasp and learn. He conducted a similar class at St. John in March.
“It was well received and the participants felt more confident within themselves.” Beller said.