Girls self-defense course will be taught through Park & Rec

The Parks & Recreation Department is offering a class in self-defense for girls on Thursday afternoons, from 4 to 5, beginning Feb. 27, at Comstock Community Center.

The program is for girls 11 to 13, and the cost is $100.

Instructor Lisa Bohacs will impart to girls a basic understanding and awareness of when and how to use self-defense techniques. They will be able to practice how to apply these techniques on an individual wearing a protective outfit.

Ms. Bohacs has been involved in the martial arts for 33 years. She is a fifth degree black belt and has been teaching for 29 years. She competed nationally and internationally. She has been on four U.S. national teams and has taken two individual silver medals in women's heavyweight fighting and two overall team gold medals.

Information: or 203-834-6234.