Fit and Fearless will offer free self-defense classes on Dec. 3. Photo courtesy Fit and Fearless

An Austin krav maga studio is offering free self-defense seminars in response to what it describes as overwhelming requests from the community at a time when many feel vulnerable.

The 90-minute sessions, dubbed A Day of Empowerment, starts at 2 p.m. Dec. 3 at Fit and Fearless, 2800 Interstate 35 South, No. 100. Separate classes will be offered for adults, teen-agers and youth as young as 4 years old.

The 90-minute classes are open to ages 4 and up. Photo courtesy Fit and Fearless

Krav maga, a self-defense system, incorporates techniques of aikido, judo, boxing and wrestling, along with fight training.

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“Krav maga is physically and mentally empowering, and we feel it is our duty to offer the community the skills they need to feel safe in their surroundings and the empowerment to combat bullying and hate,” a press release said. “This event is LBGTQ friendly. We provide a safe and welcoming training environment for those who need it most.”