Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Learn how to protect yourself with pepper spray

The Progressive Self Defense Systems training facility is hosting the Sabre Pepper Spray and Basic Self Defense Course this Saturday, May 14, at 1000 NW 1st Ave., bay numbers 5 and 6, in Boca Raton.

The three-hour safety awareness and pepper spray defense course is only $25 and includes a Sabre key chain pepper spray unit for each participant.

The class, which runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., teaches skills for not only how to use pepper spray but also how to protect yourself when confronted with a potential crisis or dangerous situation.

Progressive Self Defense Systems, which specializes in combat and firearms training, will also hold the Sabre Pepper Spray and Basic Self Defense Course August 6 and October 22 of this year.

Pepper spray is something we can all carry, while taking a run or going to the grocery store. According to the Progressive Self Defense Systems’ website, the concept of disarming an attacker by delivering an irritating substance into the eyes is nothing new. Soldiers used the tactic thousands of years ago by blowing ground chili peppers into the eyes of their enemies before moving in to attack.

Pepper spray is easy to carry, legal to use, inexpensive and non-lethal.

You may be wondering why I’m sharing this with all of you, Fit Life readers. It’s because pepper spray is ideal for athletes. Many of us train alone and find ourselves in areas where we might not be so familiar or isolated. Having pepper spray and the skills to use it, could get you out of a bad situation.

To sign up for the class, call Progressive Self Defense Systems at 561/262-7840 or email To find out more about this and other self-defense classes (they offer yoga and other types of fitness programs, too), click here.

Lisette Hilton
Lisette Hilton
Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has had the luxury of reporting on health, fitness and other hot topics for more than 23 years. The longtime Boca Raton resident, University of Florida graduate and fitness buff writes for local, regional and national publications and websites. Find out more on

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