T.J. Boyd to Conduct Self-defense Classes for KC

Personal Trainer and Muay-Thai fighter T. J. Boyd will conduct self-defense classes at the Kaskaskia College main campus this summer and fall.  The summer class will be held on Monday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm from July 15 through July 29.  This class, PHED 140, is for one credit hour.


For the Fall 2013 semester, Mr. Boyd will be conducting two separate 3 credit hour classes.  One class will be on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon beginning on August 19.  The other class, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon on Saturdays, will begin on October 14.  Both classes are PHED 140.  These classes are appropriate for learners of all fitness levels.


T.J. Boyd is a native of St. Louis and moved to Carlyle in 1990.  Mr. Boyd spent eight years in the Marine Corps, serving in the Special Forces and deployed to Iraq for three years and Afghanistan for two years.  He also has trained in the Muay-Thai fighting style and runs a successful personal training business, Body-by-Boyd/B3/LLC, located at 170 Washington Street in Carlyle.  All classes will be conducted at this location.


“The world is changing,” Boyd said.  “Criminals are becoming bolder, and every person should know techniques for defending themselves and their property.”


For the summer class, Boyd expects to teach basic personal defense tips such as recognizing trouble before it happens, fleeing, negotiating, and self-defense as a last resort.  For the fall classes, he expects to do more comprehensive instruction including home defense, rights granted by the State of Illinois for defense of self and property, and much more.


For more information on these PHED 140 Self-Defense classes, please contact George Evans, KC’s Dean of Career and Technical Programming at 618-545-3030 or email him at, or Amy Troutt, Recruitment Director, at 618-545-3048 or email her at​ 

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