Girls in middle school and their moms are invited to register for a special class series designed to teach self-defense techniques for women. Back by popular demand, Lisa Bohacs will be teaching the Mother Daughter Self-Defense class at Trackside Teen Center on Monday evenings Nov. 13 through Dec. 4 from 7 p.m.-8 p.m.. In this class, students will practice self-defense techniques designed to help women and girls stay safe by learning how to escape dangerous situations and defend themselves from physical attacks.

Bohacs has been involved in the Martial Arts for 37 years. She is a 5th degree black belt and has been teaching for 33 years. She has competed nationally and internationally for the U.S.A, and has been on four U.S.A. National teams, taking two individual silver medals and one bronze in women’s heavyweight fighting and two overall team gold medals.

“With the self-defense programs we bring to the Teen Center, our mission is to arm women and girls with the skills and confidence,” says Trackside program director Amy Nassef. “It is empowering for girls and women to know how to defend themselves from a variety of dangers. It is our hope that after completing the course, students will find new confidence in themselves and their abilities.”

Those who are interested in joining are encouraged to register soon as class space is limited. Registration is available online. There is a class fee of $100 per student, or $200 per mother/daughter pair, which may be submitted online or paid by check.  For more information, please call 203.834.2888 or email Nassef.