University of Montana Campus Recreation and Sakura Warrior Arts will be hosting a women's self-defense seminar.

The seminar takes place from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 and again Thursday, April 12. Participants will learn tactics to distract, incapacitate and escape. You will gain an introduction into anti-abduction and self-defense. Essentially, learning how to fight back and distract an assailant long enough to get away. The seminar's goal is to give women practical, effective techniques that target vulnerable areas, such as eyes, nose, throat, groin and knees.

The seminar will be held in the UM Fitness and Recreation Center, Room 3. Again, the cost is only $25. You can get more information and sign up with Campus Rec here, or call Emily Simpson, Campus Recreation Fitness Programs director, 406-243-2833. Or

Sakura Warrior Arts is a Missoula training facility specializing in self-defense. The dojo is celebrating its 40th year in Missoula. It was founded by Jim Harrison. His grown children, Torr Harrison and Tania Harrison-Brazda, now run the dojo.

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