Protect Yourself! Lone Star College-Montgomery Hosts Women’s Self-Defense Workshop

Published on: February 24, 2010

Lone Star College-Montgomery will host a free women’s self-defense workshop on Thursday, March 4, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., in Building B, Room 102. The workshop is open to all women, ages 11 and up.
 
Donna Vandermolen will teach attendees the simple methods of “humane self-defense,” or self-defense that does not involve the use of a weapon. Vandermolen is the 2009 recipient of the National Rifle Association’s Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award and a presenter with LSC-Montgomery’s Second Amendment Academy.
 
“The threat of assault for women is a constant and never-ending danger,” said James Zipperer, professor at LSC-Montgomery and advisor of the Second Amendment Academy.
 
According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, one violent crime occurs in the United States every five seconds and one rape or sexual assault occurs every two minutes.
 
“It’s important for women to learn the steps they can take to safeguard themselves in order to avoid being another statistic,” said Zipperer.
 
Through a series of close-range drills, workshop participants will learn situational awareness and self-defense skills that can both prevent and protect them from an assault. Using humane self-defense tactics and strategies, women will be able to avoid or lessen the impact of an attack while doing no more harm than necessary.
 
The workshop is sponsored by the Business and Social Sciences division of LSC-Montgomery.
 
For more information about the workshop, please call (936) 273-7354.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 62,000 students in credit classes this spring, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.