TORRANCE FEMALE RESIDENTS: Your Concierge Doctor Encourages You to Take Self Defense Training

June 15, 2016

The City of Torrance is offering a FREE12 hour self defense course for women. I took this class last year. It is excellent. The Friday, July 8 6-9-PM, night session is informational. The Saturday July 9 session lasts 8 to 5. You will learn self defense techniques to deal with lots of different situations ( like being grabbed from behind, forced to the ground, grabbed on your arms, someone on top of you…). When I took this class I realized that I had never hit someone and being able to learn how to hit and kick against well padded peace officers was good. At the end of the day you practice what you learned. It is intense but very important.

There were women as young as 14 and as old as 84. The space is limited so be sure to sign up early and sign up only if you will attend. Once you take the course you can go back to practice. I am planning to go back to practice. It just might save my life. I hope to see you there.

I highly recommend this opportunity. If you do not live in Torrance please call your police department and find out when they offer a class like this.  Please pass this information to the women you know who live in Torrance.

To sign up go to the site

This is the official notice from the Torrance Police:

The Torrance Police Department is offering a free 12 hour Women’s self Defense Seminar. The seminar will be on Friday, July 8th from 6-9 PM and Saturday, July 9th from 8 AM- 5 PM. This course is a comprehensive class for women that teaches awareness, prevention, risk and risk avoidance. There will be hands on self-defense techniques taught.

This seminar is reserved for residents, employees or members of civic groups in the city of Torrance. The class is restricted to attendees 14 years of age and older. For those ages 14 & 15, a mother or other female guardian must attend the class as well (or at minimum be present during the class). For those 16 & 17 years old, a parent or guardian must sign a waiver, but need not be present.

The first class session will be a classroom presentation and the second day will be the practical application. Wear comfortable clothing like sweats or leggings to cover the knees, and athletic shoes.
This program is instructed by certified members of the Torrance Police Department and is held at the Torrance Police Department. For more information on this program, contact Lieutenant Chris Roosen

To sign up for the course click the following link:…

***Please note if you sign up to make sure you are able to attend. There is limited space in the class and we want to give those who are committed the opportunity to attend. In the last few sessions we had several people drop out last minute and would like to avoid this. Please be mindful of the date and only register if you are sure you will be able to attend. 

As your concierge physician I encourage your feedback and suggestions.