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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 2 hour discussion on ways to reduce your risk of being targeted and general safety tips. The remaining 7 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 our instructors who are certified police officers. S.T.A.R.R

The class is taught in the basement of Blazer Dining Hall, 343 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., on North Campus and is open to the public. There is NO fee for the class. Women under the age of 18 will be required to have a parent/guardian sign a consent form. 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*

Summer 2017 STARR Sessions

Summer Session 1: Monday June 11th- Wednesday June 13th, 6:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M.
Summer Session 2: Monday July 23rd- Wednesday July 25th, 6:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M.

Fall Session 1: Monday August 27th- Wednesday August 29th, 6:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M.
Fall Session 2: Monday September 17th- Wednesday September 19th, 6:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M.
Fall Session 3: Monday October 15th- Wednesday October 17th, 6:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M.
Fall Session 4: Monday November 5th- Wednesday November 7th, 6:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M.
Fall Session 5: Monday December 10th- Wednesday December 12th, 6:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M.


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