A group of Glendale women got a lesson in close-range fighting on Wednesday to help them defend themselves against sexual attacks.
The lesson at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center was one of three free, city-sponsored self-defense classes offered to women and girls during the month-long Sexual Assault Awareness campaign sponsored by the city's Commission on the Status of Women.
The next classes, which are taught by SHIELD Self-Defense, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on April 10 at Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, and from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on April 17 at the Glendale Police Department, 131 N. Isabel St.
The commission and YWCA of Glendale's "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes" will not be held this year.
But Denim Day, which is a rape prevention campaign, is slated for April 24.
During the past five years, the commission has raised $7,000 for Peace Over Violence Denim Day in L.A. through its annual "Dollars for Denim" fundraisers.