Paul Couch, academy training director for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Training Academy, conducts the annual course.Couch
, who has taught self-defense for 30 years, said he
could conduct a self-defense course every day because the need is that great.
Hicks - whose husband, Paul
, is pastor of First Baptist Church, Irondale, in Birmingham Baptist Association
- enlisted the help of Rohrscheib, a certified instructor of the Equalizer women's self-defense program.