State Fair Community College’s The LearningForce is offering a free Women’s Self-Defense training session from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 29 in Thompson Conference Center in Heckart Science and Allied Health Center.

This training covers mental comprehension as well as functional physical applications. Topics include environmental awareness, predator target selection, common attacks, fight/survivor mindset, sexual assault counter attacks, weapons disarming, self-defense weapons, and fight/protection techniques.

Billy Matheny is the instructor. He has a Black Belt in Shingitai, Jujitsu, Judo, Bushi Satori Ryu Jujitsu, and Ko Ryu Bujitsu, and more than 20 law enforcement/military instructor certifications.

Participants must be at least 15 years of age and should wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes. There is no cost, but advance registration is required.   

For more information and to register, visit, call 660-530-5822 or email

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