Westminster, CO (April 2, 2013) -- The Dojo of Karate will offer a six hour women’s self-defense class on Saturday, April 20, 2013 starting at 9:00 a.m. Cost for the self-defense class is $75 and is open to women who are at least 18 years old. "I took this class because I'm a runner and I often find myself running by myself on one of the many trails in Broomfield and Boulder," said Deanne Kasic, Broomfield resident and avid runner. "This class has given me a plan on how to react in the event that I was attacked while out on a run. This class has also taught me that my response to an attack needs to be second nature and that self-defense is something that one must practice on a regular basis." “The Dojo of Karate wants to help give back to the community by offering residents of Broomfield, Westminster, Thornton, and other surrounding areas the opportunity to learn effective, simple, and reality based skills,” said Chief Instructor Javier Lozano, Jr. “Participants in this class can expect to learn: how an attacker thinks when selecting their victims, how to execute proper self-defense techniques that are proven to injure or slow-down an attacker when performed properly, how to escape from various grabs and chokes, and how to defend themselves from different assault positions.” [caption id="attachment_3671" align="alignright" width="224"] Learning reality based self-defense skills is important in every Women Self-Defense Seminar.[/caption] "People always ask me, ‘don't you need to know some sort of secret move to disable your attacker’?” said Lozano. “The answer is no. In the event of an attack the victim probably won't remember all of those technical moves that work great for lifelong practitioners. During the heat of the moment, when the adrenaline is rushing, people usually freeze because of anxiety and are not going to remember all of those technical moves." Chief Instructor Javier Lozano, who is the owner and head instructor of The Dojo of Karate, will be teaching this women’s self-defense course. Lozano is a Certified Level II Self-Defense Instructor with one of the leading self-defense organizations in the country, and a Certified Child Safety Instructor, one of the few instructors officially certified in the State of Colorado. Lozano also holds the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt and has over 22 years of Martial Arts experience, including more than 19 years of teaching knowledge. Lozano is also a former professional athlete, winning a NASKA World Championship Title and CKA Colorado State Champion Title, both in fighting. People interested in obtaining further information regarding the women’s self-defense course can at www.adultselfdefense.com or contact Chief Instructor Javier Lozano, Jr. at (303) 920-4500.