Trackside Teen Center has scheduled a new women’s self-defense class for teens in high school and their moms. Instructor Lisa Bohacs will teach Mother Daughter Self-Defense at Trackside on Monday evenings, Jan. 22 through Feb. 12 from 7-8 p.m.. In this class, students will practice self-defense techniques designed to help women stay safe by learning how to escape dangerous situations and defend themselves from physical attacks.

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

“With the self-defense programs we bring to the Teen Center, our mission is to prepare women and girls with the skills and confidence to stay safe,” says Trackside program director Amy Nassef. “Participants will learn what to do in dangerous situations and have the opportunity to practice self-defense moves in a safe setting with a fantastic instructor.”

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. For more information, please email or call 203.834.2888.