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Police Team up with Club Jiu-Jitsu
to Teach Self-Defense Nov. 9

Have you ever asked yourself the hard question: “Will I be prepared to defend myself if I am ever physically attacked?”  Although it’s a situation no one likes to think about, we should be prepared.  You can take basic steps to prevent and/or deter a physical attack: walking in well-lit areas at night, walking with others, using UTSAPD’s Safety Escort program, or even downloading a safety app on your smartphone (see PhoneFlare article). Even if you try to do everything you know to prevent a physical attack, it can still occur, and that’s where self-defense training comes in.

Any self-defense class worth its weight will teach defense basics and principles that are simple enough to remember and practice easily, while still being effective if need arises.  Anyone who has trained in any kind of physical defensive tactics/maneuvers (whether self-defense, martial arts, or hand-to-hand combat) will tell you that you must train regularly if you expect your training to be fully effective.  UTSA students have had many options available to them for self-defense over the years, including a class put on by the Police Department.

In November, the UTSA Police Department will partner with the UTSA Club Jiu-Jitsu to offer a new self-defense seminar. This training seminar will teach participants basic self-defense skills needed to get out of a physical attack. The training, which is open to all campus community members, will be held on November 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the UTSA Recreation Center–Mac Gym, 1.308A. The class will be taught by the Jiu-Jitsu instructors, and the PD will be on hand to give safety tips and answer questions.

Participants will then have the opportunity to continue training with Club Jiu-Jitsu to reinforce the basics, expand on the moves, and improve their craft. Community members are able to connect with others and learn more about Jiu-Jitsu. 

RSVP for the class here.  Then come by the Rec Center 1.308A for the training, which will work for everyone!  The UTSA Police Department’s Community Affairs Section will answer your questions at

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