Self-defense seminar offered just for women

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- As women in this day and age, it's important to be able to protect ourselves against a possible attack. One Valley Martial Arts studio is offering a special self-defense class just for women to learn the basics.

The seminar at Peaceful Warrior will teach women to carry themselves more confidently, use everyday items as weapons to fend off attacks, defend against multiple attacks and holds, and gain control of any situation.

"With graduation around the corner and summer coming around the corner, we have a lot of women who are going to be on their own and going off to college," says Tiffany Richards of Peaceful Warrior. "So we really want to share how to be aware and confident and, of course, know some self-defense techniques."

In this class, you will learn to:

  • carry yourself confidently
  • use everyday items as weapons
  • defend against multiple attacks and holds
  • use your powerful voice
  • gain control ASAP

The Peaceful Warrior class is for any level of student, beginner to advanced. "We're going to teach very simple moves that anyone can do, so you don't have to have any martial arts training," says Tiffany. "But it's really just instinctual. For instance, if a grab comes, gouge the throat, the eyes, gouge the ears. There are volatile points on any human body."

Confidence and awareness are some of the most important things women can have. "No talking on the cell phone, no texting, knowing where you are," says Tiffany. "When you get out of your car, just knowing where your surroundings are."

The Peaceful Warrior Women's Self Defense Seminar will be held Tuesday May 20 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Cost is: Single - $30; Single Plus Guest - $45. The Peaceful Warrior is located at 7830 E. Redfield Rd, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260. The phone number is 480-200-1187.

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