A basic self-defense class geared specifically toward women is due to start on May 11 at the Berkeley Heights Y. The class is a basic introduction to the issues of personal self-defense, exploring practical strategies to minimize risk, as well as techniques to fight off common types of attack. The course which is open to the community, Y membership is not required, will meet on Tuesdays, May 11 to June 15 from 6:15 to 7:15 pm. Non-member class fee is $75.00. The class is free for Y members.

For more information contact Lisa Monaghan, Fitness Director, 908-464-8373, lmonaghan@berkeleyheightsymca.org. The Berkeley Heights Y is located at 550 Springfield Avenue.