This weekend, assemblyman Rudy Salas is hosting two free self-defense classes, which will provide participants an opportunity to learn self-defense techniques while gaining valuable information and strategies for avoiding potentially dangerous situations.
Salas is hosting the classes to raise awareness to domestic violence, which is a serious issue for many California families. Studies have shown that one in three women have been or will be subjected to domestic violence, according to a news release by Salas’ office.
“Awareness is key to breaking the hold that domestic violence has on so many lives,” said the news release.
To help raise awareness, Salas authored Assembly Bill 326, which provides education to stylists, hairdressers and salon professionals about the signs of abuse and where to direct victims.
“I’m grateful to the Governor for signing the bill into law,” Salas said.
The classes begin at 10 and 11 a.m. Saturday at Camarillo Jiu Jitsu, 811 19th St. Space is limited. Reserve a spot by calling 335-0302.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence 24-hour-a-day toll-free national hotline at 1-(800) 799-SAFE or 1- (800) 787-3224 (TDD).