Women’s Self-Defense Class Offered

In 2012, Harris County reported 1,155 rapes, 12,635 robberies and 16,488 assaults.
“Most of us use magical thinking in order to feel safe in the world,” says Chris Cander, a West University-based author who holds a 2nd dan in Taekwondo and is a certified Krav Maga self-defense instructor. “But pretending ‘that-would-never-happen-to-me’ only increases our vulnerability in an emergency situation. We have to recognize the potential for violence against us, then learn how to reduce the risk of being targeted and what to do if we are.”
Cander is teaching a women-only class Thursday at Young Brothers Taekwondo, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The course includes lecture, discussion and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all abilities aged 14+. No prior martial arts experience is necessary. Women will learn how to avoid and evade potential attacks, how to execute rape prevention techniques, and how to respond emotionally and physically if you are confronted by a would-be attacker in a safe, female-only environment. There will be some hands-on practice, so attendees should come in comfortable clothing.
To get more information, and to download a registration form, please visit the Young Brothers Taekwondo website youngbrotherstaekwondotexas.com, or call (713) 666-6655. The workshop will be held at Young Brothers Taekwondo, 4215 Bellaire Blvd. Cost of the class is $30.