Women are set to be tipped on self defence skills during the second edition of the ‘Lucky’s Groove Back’ to be held at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.
Speaking during the launch of the edition, Lucky Mbabazi, the proprietor of the fitness program said many women are faced with attacks in their daily lives but noted that with self defence skills, they can overcome the attacks.
“Many women have always been attacked and many have panicked because they don’t know what to do. It is very hard to save yourself if you don’t know what to do,”Mbabazi said.
“We found it necessary to include self defence skills on this edition’s menu to benefit women.”
Speaking at the function, AIGP Andrew Sorowen, the Police Sports Liaison Officer with the Ministry of Education said apart from helping in promoting physical fitness, the addition of self- defence skills will be helpful in fighting crime.
“We can use this occasion to fight crime because we come together and form teamwork. As police, we are going to support you so this can help us fight crime together,”Sorowen said.
Police last year announced that they would train all women willing to undertake lessons in self-defence all over the country.
The move by the force was as a result of kidnaps, murders and other forms of injustices against women in all parts of the country necessitating measures to protect women.
Sorowen said on Tuesday that with programs like the ‘Lucky’s Groove Back’ in place to equip women with self-defence, women can fight off their attackers and violators of their rights.
The ‘Lucky’s Groove Back’ is a fitness program where professional fitness instructors in various areas equip participants especially women with simple workouts that they can do on their own to help themselves keep fit.
The participants are taken through simple zumba classes, aerobics and other physical fitness drills that they can reciprocate on their own in their free time.
The next edition is set for Saturday March 9