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Free Self-Defense Classes for Women Through the SCLS

Release Date: June 06, 2023

Contact: Kathleen Freisinger
Sussex County Main Library
973 948-3660 ext. 3401

NEWTON NJ – The Sussex County Library System (SCLS) is working with Iron Temple Training Center to offer introductory self-defense classes for women at the Main Library, 125 Morris Turnpike, Newton on June 22 at 6:00 p.m. and June 29 at 11:00 a.m.; and the Sussex-Wantage Branch, 69 Route 639, Wantage on June 17 and June 24 at 10:00 a.m.

Each class is designed to help women build confidence while developing awareness and self-defense skills. Training will include situational awareness, prey vs. predator behavior, and hands-on defense skills like joint manipulations, and quick releases and escapes. Participants can attend one class, or reinforce skills by attending two. Separate registration is required for each date, and is available through the Events link at