Det. Chad Holdorf encourages Noah Krentz to pretend to strangle him more forcefully, to the amusement of fellow students, from left, Savannah Robinson, Anna Kelly and Kimberly Clagett.
Det. Chad Holdorf encourages Noah Krentz to pretend to strangle him more forcefully, to the amusement of fellow students, from left, Savannah Robinson, Anna Kelly and Kimberly Clagett.

Don’t mess with this class.

Between note-taking and book-studying, some Green Lake High School students got a hands-on lesson in self-defense last week Thursday in their gym.

Green Lake County Sheriff’s Det. Chad Holdorf — who trains police officers around the county in similar defense tactics — showed the teens how to fight off would-be attackers.

Holdorf, who noted he’s been visiting the school to help teach self-defense for a number of years, slipped on a heavily padded suit and helmet so students could exert their full force.

Although he did add that they needed to be careful around his joints and other delicate areas, informing them that while he didn’t plan on having children he wanted to keep his options open.

The class is taught every year as part of a life-skills class, 7-12 PE teacher Marsha Krahn explained.

See more photos and read more about the class in the March 30, 2017 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.