Those interested in learning self-defense are invited to attend ‘Never a Victim’ class on campus through the Department of Public Safety.
Doris Rivera-Black founded the program with a mission to “empower all woman and young girls to never be a victim through teaching awareness, avoidance, and simple no-nonsense self-defense techniques to fit all woman regardless of age, background and fitness level. They are dedicated to provide all women with the self-confidence that they need to survive if ever faced with an attack.”
Rivera-Black and UCCS Student Government Association co-sponsor the program so students can attend for free and the cost for faculty, staff and community members is $30.
“It’s a great class, it’s a lot of fun, it’s a very safe environment,” said Lisa Dipzinski, sergeant, UCCS Police, in a recent #SafetyTipTuesday video. “The class is open to everybody – male, female, older, younger – it doesn’t matter.”
The class is four hours, covering awareness of surroundings, self-defense techniques and practicing the techniques on instructors in protective gear.
To sign up, email Dipzinski at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (719) 255-5316.