Free defense classes for teachers

Cannon Ridge Training Center in Newtown is offering free Israeli Krav Maga

self defense classes to all teachers in Connecticut at no charge.

Krav Maga is the hand-to-hand self-defense & fitness system originally developed for use by the Israeli Defense Forces. Defensive tactics include defending against an assailant wielding an edged weapon, impact weapon or a firearm and multiple opponent attacks. The Israeli Krav Maga system uses practical applications which can be practiced by anyone, regardless of size or strength.

The program consists of 75-minute classes and is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m and Saturdays at 10 a.m. For information visit or call 203-307-5728.