“Fight Like a Girl” Women’s Self-Defense Training Has Returned

September 14, 2023

PNW Police and Hammond Police Offer Free Self-Defense Training for Women

Safety is a top priority at Purdue University Northwest. We are proud to announce our annual self-defense training for women will be offered on Monday, October 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Lawshe Hall Room 131.

Hammond Police Officers Daniel Mohoi and David DeBoer will be our instructors once again. This year we also will feature Officer Josette Quiroga from the Schererville Police Department. All three are expert instructors who have training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and other martial arts. They currently provide in-service training in self-defense to the Hammond and Schererville Police Departments.

The program is called “Fight Like A Girl” and has been taught throughout Lake and Porter counties. Many PNW campus members participated in this important training in 2022 and 2023. The program has been incredibly well received, and we are pleased to offer it once again. In our training session participants are given suggestions on how to avoid dangerous situations and also how to get away from an attacker.

The training is free. The first 35 campus members who respond will be registered. Please reply to Michelle Ciesar (PNWPD) at mciesar@pnw.edu with your name and a phone number. We plan to offer future classes if you cannot attend this one.