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Fodada sponsors free self-defense classes for women

October 17, 2012|By Susan Denley
  • A colorful bracelet from the Henderson Collection features 18-karat gold and Italian enamel.
A colorful bracelet from the Henderson Collection features 18-karat gold… (Henderson Collection )

Fodada, a men's clothing company geared toward active dads, is doing something to protect the women in their lives. On Nov. 3, the company is hosting what it's calling the First Annual Fodada International Women's Self-Defense Day, offering free two-hour self-defense classes for women and teens ages 13 and over at participating gyms and martial arts schools around the world, including quite a few in Southern California. To see a list of participating facilities and class times and to register, go to Fodada's website page.

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