Free self-defense class for women offered Saturday in Bellingham

A local martial arts studio is offering a free self-defense class for women on Saturday, Sept. 13.

The class, open to all ages, will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Universal Solutions Martial Arts Academy, 2101 Grant St. Martin Gonzalez is the instructor. Training will include verbal skills, assertiveness and physical techniques.

To sign up, call 360-738-3448 or email martin@usmaa.us.