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Free Self Defense Classes For Women

Richmond Hill, Ga - WSAV-TV -

A retired local supervisor with the FBI is teaching free self defense classes for females. Lawrence Greene is the instructor and owner of Flyers Taekwondo located on 2479 US Highway 17 in Richmond Hill.

Greene teaches the self defense class on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The free classes will be offered until May 1.

Greene had his first group of students this weekend and hopes they continue to come back because he said repetition is key.

"When you're in dangerous situation you don't want to be like what was I supposed to do? What am I supposed to grab?" said Farah Lopez.

Greene wants to show women they already have weapons on them.

"Their elbows, feet, their knees, their teeth, a lot of people are afraid to bite in a life threat situation you got to bite," said Greene.

Learning how to use your body against someone else can also help you escape.

"Some women have smaller bones so using the hands and the knuckles to punch in the face often results in an injury so the palm right to the face [is better]. Of course the common vulnerable point to the man is the groin so using a knee to the groin is a very good option," said Greene.

Knowing what your end game is can cut down on wasting precious time.

"If you know right away you have to escape than you can react," said Elizabeth Moxley.

After one class the women know they have a lot of work ahead of them to feel confident but they are leaving knowing they are capable.

"You are your weapon. You have the chance. He's going to give us the tools where we can get them away and run," said Amy Wedincamp.

Here is the link to Flyers Taekwondo: http://flyerstaekwondo.com/Schedule.html

 

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