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.