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Free self-defense classes for women to be held through the Sussex County Library System

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – The Sussex County Library System (SCLS) is working with Iron Temple Training Center to offer introductory self-defense classes for women at the Main Library, 125 Morris Turnpike, Newton on June 22 at 6:00 p.m. and June 29 at 11:00 a.m.; and the Sussex-Wantage Branch, 69 Route 639, Wantage on June 17 and June 24 at 10:00 a.m.

Each class is designed to help women build confidence while developing awareness and self-defense skills. Training will include situational awareness, prey vs. predator behavior, and hands-on defense skills like joint manipulations, and quick releases and escapes.

Participants can attend one class, or reinforce skills by attending two.

Separate registration is required for each date, and is available through the events link at

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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