The Torrance Police Department plans to host a program that will help women protect themselves in dangerous situations.

The women’s self-defense class is a free, 12-hour training seminar that will teach women how to prevent and avoid violent encounters. It is taught in two parts. The first class session will be in the classroom; the second day is hands-on experience.

Torrance PD has offered these types of seminars in the past.

The classes will be Nov. 20 and 21. Anyone who wants to attend can register online.