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EPD teaches how to 'Fight Like A Girl'

By Tagan Trahoon April 14, 2018 117 0
The annual Fight Like A Girl self-defense training class brought nearly 20 women to Emporia High on Saturday. Photo by Tagan Trahoon/KVOE News. The annual Fight Like A Girl self-defense training class brought nearly 20 women to Emporia High on Saturday. Photo by Tagan Trahoon/KVOE News.

The Emporia Police Department taught women in the community the importance of fighting like a girl to stay safe if confronted by an attacker. 

The annual EPD Fight like a Girl self-defense class was held Saturday morning at the Emporia High School gym. Women in attendance learned how to escape a variety of scenarios including different holds and were taught several striking techniques including where to properly strike an attacker.

Participant Amanda Belford says while she may be smaller, she is glad to know that her size doesn't mean she is defenseless.

Darlene Humiston says the most important lesson she learned was to be constantly aware of her surroundings.

Towards the end of the class, those in attendance had the opportunity to put what they had learned to use. Thanks to a brave volunteer, in a special padded suit, the women were able to use their new striking techniques, and let out a little aggression, for a more practical experience.

Seventeen community members took part in the self-defense class. 

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