This Wednesday: Free Self-Defense Seminar

Get fit and learn martial arts moves to protect yourself from potential assailants

Learn to kick butt at a free self-defense seminar

Despite Philly’s many bragging points (2008 World Series Champs, the Liberty Bell, and cheesesteaks in order of importance), its still carries the stigma of being one the nation’s top 25 most dangerous cities. While you may not be able to prevent violent crime, you can certainly protect yourself from it. This Wednesday, the Urban Defense Center will offer its final free self-defense seminar at its Northern Liberties facility. By adapting traditional martial arts techniques to modern urban lifestyles, the skilled instructors aim to teach self-awareness, vigilance and protection that can come in handy while strolling a dimly lit neighborhood block. You’ll gain a sense of security and self-confidence during this hour-long session, all while burning serious calories practicing both basic and advanced fighting styles! – Kathryn Siegel

Free, June 29, 7-8 p.m., Urban Defense Center, 725 North 6th Street, 267-974-0287,