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Self-Defense for Women: Free Classes at the Dayton Metro Library

This summer, the Dayton Metro Library offers self-defense sessions designed especially for women, taught by a woman. Teen, adult and senior women are invited to learn the fundamentals of avoiding and dealing with a violent attacker at the Brookville, Miami Township, Miamisburg, Huber Heights and Vandalia Branch Libraries.

The free classes are taught by a female instructor from West Carrollton-based Valor Martial Arts. VMA teaches universal techniques that are easy to remember and can be used in a variety of situations. Training is based on real-world scenarios and covers a spectrum of topics including escape, pressure points, weapon defense and more.

FREE VMA Women's Self-Defense Seminars:

Thursday, 5/5, 6-8 PM – BROOKVILLE, 425 Rona Parkway Drive
Monday, 5/9, 6-8 PM – MIAMI TOWNSHIP, 2718 Lyons Road
Tuesday, 6/14, 6-8 PM – MIAMISBURG, 35 S. Fifth Street
Saturday, 6/18, 2-4 PM – HUBER HEIGHTS, 6160 Chambersburg Road
Monday, 7/18, 6-8 PM – VANDALIA, 500 S. Dixie Drive

“Our goal is to teach women exactly what they need for self-defense and disregard the myths,” says VMA. “We want to make sure that women have a safe, professional yet fun venue to learn self-defense in the Dayton and surrounding area.”

The seminars are open to teen, adult and senior females only. Attendance at these and other Library programs can count toward reaching Summer Challenge goals. For more information, visit the Events Calendar at or call (937) 463-BOOK.


Main Branch

215 E. Third St.
Dayton OH 45402


M, T, Th: 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
W, F: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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