Oct 8, 2013 5:55 AM by Kristen Holloway

St. Landry Parish Self-Defense Class

St. Landry Parish Deputies are taking action to prevent crime by starting a self-defense class that kicks off tonight.

If you're walking home, jogging or not around anyone, there are 13 common attacks used to harm someone. This class teaches 40 techniques to escape those attacks.

It's called the St. Landry Integrated Combative Education Class and it's designed especially for women like Novella Moore who has two young children.

"My husband works full time, I work full time so we're separated a lot from each other so I just always want to be on guard and know what to do should I ever need to defend myself and my girls," said Moore.

The instructors all have a background in law enforcement, like Derrick Miles who want to teach women how to handle any situation and more importantly, how to escape.

"We're going to be walking around making sure they're doing the right thing and we're going to be teaching them different types of techniques of self defense," Miles St. Landry Narcotics Supervisor.

The class is built for real life situations and you don't have to be in great shape.

Sensei Boudreaux says the techniques work long as you remember the skill.

"I used to teach self defense at a college and a few years later I got an email saying that someone tried to rape her two male subjects from the school and she actually used the techniques that I taught her to get away so you train 100 people save one, its worth it," Leon Boudreaux Master Instructor.

The class starts tonight at 6p.m. at the St. Landry Parish Narcotics Office.
It is free and open to the public.
Also this class will be offered for any St. Landry Parish resident every three months.

If you would like more information on the class contact Leon Boudreaux at 337-238-8628 or



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