The Sidney chapter of DOVES will be offering a self-defense class for women at noon on January 13th. The class will be held at the Community Center located at 627 Toledo Street in Sidney.
The DOVES program was founded in 1979, and currently serves nine counties in Nebraska's Panhandle: Scotts Bluff, Cheyenne, Morrill, Kimball, Banner, Box Butte, Dawes, Sheridan, & Sioux Counties with the mission of ensuring women have access to empowerment-based and strength-centered services and that they are available and accessible to anyone who has experienced or been affected by sexual, domestic or dating violence.
The dedicated DOVES staff provides 24-hour assistance and offer immediate, on-going and long-term support, and can connect individuals to other community resources. In doing so, they are able to help their clients overcome crises and empower them to be the change they want to see in their lives.
Teaching the self-defense class will be Derek Hill, whose impressive resume includes a brown-belt in jiu-jitsu earned under Carlos Machato, the former world masters' champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Keep an eye out for an in-depth expose on Hill in an upcoming edition of the Sun-Telegraph.
The class is free, and no registration is required. For more information on the self-defense class, please contact Derek Hill at 308-249-0236.