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S.T.A.R.R. Program

S.T.A.R.R. Women's Self Defense Program

The University of Kentucky Police Department is continually working to provide a safe and secure environment for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the campus. It is however important as citizens to take steps to decrease our risk of becoming victims. To further encourage women to take an active interest in their own safety we provide the S.T.A.R.R. program. The Self Defense Tactics and Risk Reduction course is designed for women over the age of 13 with no maximum age limit.

The program begins with a 3 hour discussion on ways to reduce your risk of being targeted and general safety tips. The remaining 9 hours is all active learning so get ready to break a sweat! We seek to empower women with the knowledge of how to defend against larger and often stronger attackers. Punching, kicking and ground defense techniques are all taught in a non-threatening atmosphere by instructors who have been trained and certified.

The class is taught in the basement of Blazer Hall on North Campus and is open to the public. There is no fee for the class but women under the age of 18 will be required to get parent or guardian approval. If you have any questions about the S.T.A.R.R. program you are encouraged to contact our instructors by email at STARR@uky.edu.

Course Availability*

*** The Fall 2016 STARR sessions will be posted to this webpage by August 1st. Please re-visit this page after August 1st to join an available session. Thank you for your interest in our program.***


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