Representative Morrison to Co-Host Second Annual Self-Defense and Self-Awareness Class in Palatine

On Thursday, January 26, State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) will partner with J.P. Wood Martial Arts America for his second annual Self-Defense and Self-Awareness Class for Women and girls.

The two-hour class will take place from 7:00-9:00 PM at the J.P. Wood Martial Arts America building located at 249 E. Northwest Highway in Palatine. Girls must be at least 13 years of age to participate. While the event is free, a suggested $10 donation will be collected at the door, and that money will be sent to WINGS, a local organization supporting women and children fleeing domestic violence situations.

“Last year this class was very successful, so I am pleased to once again be co-hosting these lessons on how to be aware of possible threatening situations and how to respond to an attack,” said Morrison. “Our goal is that every participant will leave this class with a basic understanding of how they can be proactive in avoiding an attack or other violent situation.”

Space is limited and registration is encouraged. To learn more about this event or to register, please contact the Morrison office at or by phone at 847-202-6584.