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Women Self Defense Classes

The United Nations recently reported that one in every three women experience some kind of assault and numbers of incidents are higher due to the pandemic. Those numbers rise even higher during the holidays when there is added stress and possibility of higher alcohol consumption.

Maple Heights, formerly known as the Cambria Care Center, collaborated with the Cambria Martial Arts Academy to offer women self-defense classes in order to increase their awareness and give them a valuable tool to potentially escape dangerous situations.

“When you do a women’s self-defense class, you’re going to feel a lot better about yourself, You’re going to feel more confident. Not knowing anything and you come under that situation and if you come under attack. You’re not going to really know what to do.”

The Office on Women’s Health says that “women experience violence in many ways, from physical abuse to sexual assault and from financial abuse to sexual harassment or trafficking.” There are however some attack positions that are used most commonly by those wishing to instill harm on women.

“That attacker comes in and gets a hold of you, then they’re going to learn inside control and how to throw knees, elbows in the inside position, How to sweep, and that’s the most important thing.”

The University of Washington states that learning self-defense teaches women not only how to protect themselves but also boosts self-esteem which led to women feeling more assertive and willing to stand up for their rights.

“25 years ago they thought they weren’t skilled, they didn’t have the skill level, you know, they weren’t athletic, Women have totally proved them wrong.”

For more information on women’s self defense courses contact the Cambria Martial Arts Academy.

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