Representative Tom Morrison to Offer Free Self-Defense and Self-Awareness Class

State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) will partner with J.P. Wood Martial Arts America on Thursday, June 30 for self-defense and self-awareness class for females ages 13 and up.

The class will take place at the J.P. Wood Martial Arts America studio, 249 E. Northwest Highway in Palatine from 7:00-9:00 PM. Educators from the studio will conduct the class, which will focus on self-defense, distraction and awareness tactics to help keep adult and teen girls safe. Specifically, attendees will learn what to hit, how to release holds, and ways to be aware and avoid potentially dangerous situations.

“I am pleased to partner with J.P. Wood Martial Arts America for this important community outreach event for females who live the 54th House District,” said Morrison. “Those who attend should leave with a basic understanding of how they can avoid becoming a victim of violence and some key skills that can be used to avert an attack.”

Space is limited and registration is encouraged. While the class is free, a suggested $10 donation will be taken at the door for WINGS, a local organization that supports women and children fleeing domestic violence situations. To learn more about this class or to register, please email repmorrison54@gmail.com or call 847-202-6584.