Self-defense classes are being offered to Douglas County Residents by The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Training Division’s Defensive Tactics Instructor Lt. Elmer Horn.

Classes will be held in the Douglas County Jail Administrative Building at:
8470 Earl D. Lee Blvd., Douglasville, GA 30134

Classes will be held from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. You will be notified of your class date approximately 2 weeks in advance.

The class includes instruction and discussion covering mindset and scenarios that are commonly used to defend ones self against a violent attack.

The first part of the class covers awareness and vulnerable situations, this is conducted in a classroom setting using overhead projectors and power points media tools.

The next section of the class is covered in the gymnasium area where the students will practice basic movements of self defense.

These defense movements are as follows:

  • Open Hand Palm Strike
  • Elbow Strike
  • Knee Strike
  • Escapes from Grabs
  • Escapes from Bear Hugs
  • Escapes from Chokes
  • Natural Weapons
  • Spontaneous Defensive Attacks
  • Kicks from the Ground Position

Activity level is at a Low to Moderate Pace with minimal exertion. Students must be at least 18 years of age and will be required to sign a Waiver of Liability.

Contact Kellyn Barnes 770-920-4948 or kbarnes@sheriff.douglas.ga.us if you have any questions about the self defense class.

Download the Civilian Self Defense Application