VINTON, Va. -

Lancerlot Sports Complex in Vinton will offer Women's Self-Defense on Wednesday, June 12th.

The class is a two hour class, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The class will teach rape defense, how to protect yourself from a standing attack, grip defense, and how to not be a victim.

Lead Instructor Kenny Garner, also a third degree black belt, says the class is open to everyone but mainly focuses on women and the elderly.

Any skill level is welcome and no experience is needed.

The class is $10 and no registration is needed.

For more information call Lancerlot at (540) 981-0205.

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SARA Inc. is a program in Roanoke that offers help to victims of sexual assault.

The SARA program also promotes community awareness throughout the Roanoke Valley.

SARA provides allied professional training and community outreach.

For more information on SARA call (540) 345-7273.

SARA 24-hour Hotline (540) 981-9352.