BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – A local martial arts studio will hold self-defense classes throughout the month of January.

American Family Martial Arts Louisiana will hold one class each week in January that focuses on a certain self-defense technique in different “what-if” scenarios.

  • Saturday, Jan. 15 (Week 1): Punches, Palm and Elbow Strikes: foundational striking
  • Saturday, Jan. 22 (Week 2): Knee Strikes and Kicks
  • Saturday, Jan. 29 (Week 3): Stun and Run
  • Saturday, Feb. 5 (Week 4): Breaking: bear hugs and board breaking

Ages 14 and older can sign up for the classes and no prior knowledge is required. The entire course is $79. The martial arts studio is located at 8775 Jefferson Highway in Baton Rouge, La.