The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office offers a Women’s Self-Defense Course as an opportunity for women to learn how to defend themselves in the event of an attack. The course is designed to provide women with the necessary building blocks of skills to defend themselves as well as proactive safety recommendations to increase awareness.
The course is free to participants and consists of four individual class sessions that build upon each other. Participation in all four classes is required for graduation. Courses are offered several times per year.
Home/ business safety
Legality of self-defense
Expectations of law enforcement following an incident
Self-defense simulation training
Requirements for Participation
Participants must be a Loudoun county resident, employee, or business owner
Age 13 years or older
Good moral character
No outstanding warrants or pending criminal charges
Currently open to only females
Next Session - December 2023
Classes are held 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in Leesburg.
Thursday, December 7
Monday, December 11
Thursday, December 14
Tuesday, December 19
Registration is now closed.
Due to the overwhelming response registration for this session is now closed. Please monitor our website and social media for announcements of future courses.