YMCA of Natrona County (via Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — Local women looking to improve their self-defense skills will soon have an opportunity to do just that, as the YMCA of Natrona County is offering a women’s self-defense course on Jan. 21.

The course, which lasts from 9 to 11 a.m., will teach participants to be aware of their surroundings as well as how to make sure potential attackers don’t pursue.

The class will be taught by Kery Nelms, a black-belt Jiu Jitsu instructor with 17 years of experience.

Registration is $15 for YMCA members and $20 for nonmembers,