Women build self defense skills

Women build self defense skills

SALISBURY, Md. - On International Women's Day, Mitchell's Martial Arts in Salisbury held a self defense class for women to benefit the Women Build community with Habitat.

Bob Rovin is the general manager and an instructor at Mitchell's.  He says Habitat approached Mitchell's with the idea to hold a women's self defense class on International Women's Day.  Each participant pays $20 to attend, and the proceeds benefit Habitat.

Rovin says the first thing he teaches students 3 and up is simple - the most important part of self defense is not physical.

"The most important body parts you have for self defense, and this we teach from age 3 and up, are your voice and your brain."

The women who attended learned tips on how to stay alert such as keeping your keys in hand when approaching your car, and not unlocking your car until you reach your vehicle.  Then they learned some self defense moves to ward off potential attackers.

Brittany McLain works with the Women's Build committee for Habitat for Humanity for Wicomico County.  McLain is thrilled to see women come together to raise money for a good cause, while learning to defend themselves.

"I think that it is awesome, especially on International Women's Day.  For a group of women to come in and say 'I want to be able to take care of myself,' that's awesome.  Girl power."

To find out more information regarding Women Build and Habitat for Humanity, follow the link below to their facebook page.

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