Chimera (ky-MEER-ah) is a self-defense program designed for the needs of women, which emphasizes avoidance and teaches awareness, assertiveness, and physical protection skills. Chimera is taught by certified instructors who provide strong role models and ensure a safe space for the examination of experiences and feelings about sexual assault. They stress safety and confidentiality throughout all courses. All techniques are easy to learn and use, and are designed to help the defender stop the attack and escape. Arrive 10 minutes early so that the course may begin on time, and please wear loose-fitting clothing, in layers that allow free movement. You will be removing your shoes, stockings, and jewelry. This class is offered FREE of charge thanks to a grant. Attendance at all four classes is expected. Register by calling 608-266-6581.