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Women's self-defense course offered Saturday in Norman

A self-defense course for women sponsored by the Norman Police Department will be offered Saturday at the Norman Regional Hospital Education Center.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: October 10, 2013

Norman police will again sponsor a popular self-defense course called “My Body … My Life.”

The program, subtitled “Empowering women through awareness, education, violence prevention and self-defense,” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Norman Regional Hospital Education Center, 901 N Porter Ave.

The class is available to the first 25 women, age 18 or older, who register. To register, call 366-5267 or email

Sgt. Bob Moore recently won a national award for his development of the “My Body … My Life” program, which began as a self-defense and rape prevention initiative for women in the early 1990s. The program has grown to include curriculums for middle school and high schools students in Norman.

Moore and other police officers provide the training to a wide segment of the community, including civic, scholastic and business organizations, as well as schools and sessions such as Saturday's for women in general.

“The program is designed to help women understand and address violence in an appropriate manner,” Moore said.