Free self-defense class for women in Raleigh

brooke.cain@newsobserver.comJune 3, 2014 

Editor’s note: We’re hearing from readers that the free self-defense class is already full. Forged Fitness says they will offer another free class soon. Email Onika Keleny at for more information.

Jason Culbreth, jiujitsu instructor and owner of Forged Fitness in Raleigh, doesn’t want women to wait until after they’ve been in a scary situation to learn how to defend themselves.

That’s why Culbreth and John Telford, who teaches mixed martial arts and jiujitsu, are pushing women to be more proactive by hosting a free self-defense workshop this week.

The 75-minute workshop takes place Friday at 6 p.m. at Forged Fitness (2609 Discovery Drive, Raleigh) and is open to women of all ages.

Culbreth and Telford will cover five topics: how to interpret your surroundings, how your posture can make you a target, three common mistakes to avoid, 10 simple self-defense techniques, and the No. 1 thing to do in a self-defense situation.

Register for the class at

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