Jane Velez-Mitchell reports on women being targeted every night. Tonight, she learns to fight back!
I want to talk about what you can do today. You can protect yourself. You can fight back.
The first thing you need to know is that danger is out there. Those terrifying statistics show that we can all be potential victims. Becoming conscious of that risk allows us to become proactive instead of reactive. It is not enough to respond to attacks. We need to prevent more attacks from happening.
I decided to go to a self-defense class. I didn’t really know what to expect, but my instructor, Gabrielle Rubin, was great. She taught me how to get away if someone grabs me and how to punch and kick if I really get into trouble. But she also gave me some great tips on just being more aware of my surroundings. And that is what I want to share with you. There are some very easy steps to take to avoid putting yourself at risk.
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