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UL Lafayette Police Department is hosting a free self-defense class for women at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Bourgeois Hall. The class will be taught by Burke Von, a former No. 1 world ranked amateur and No. 1 world professional karate champion.

A sergeant for UP says pre-registration is not required. Women who would like to participate should arrive early and “wear something comfortable.”

For more information on the class, call UP at (337) 482-6447.

I saw this on Charlene Shunick's Facebook page, and it reminded me of how very important a free class like this can be. Sign up, and be safe, ladies!