Hebron Police Lt. Larry Brooks, holding a kick pad in the photos to the left, instructed 16 women in self defense tactics on Sunday, July 29, at the Hebron Municipal Complex. In the top photo, participants are practicing kicks. In the bottom photo, they are practicing knee thrusts. Brooks has a black belt in mixed martial arts. He was assisted by his wife who teaches women’s kickboxing and his 15-year old son who also has a black belt in mixed martial arts. Hebron Police Officer Dave Martin also assisted. The two-hour session was co-sponsored by the Hebron Police Department and Hebron New Life Church. Beacon photos by Charles Prince.