Women’s self-defense course focuses on sexual assault

Published: Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 05:37 PM.

"Pressure points are fantastic," Kurt Torgerson said. "It equalizes size."

Sedrie Ashley found it comforting to know that anyone could defend himself or herself.

"It’s nice to know that there are a lot of moves where I don't have to put my whole weight into," she said. "This has made me more cautious about my own safety."

Samantha Torgerson said the moves can empower people.

"... I think that being able to protect myself is very important," she said. "You have to use common sense when defending yourself and not to give in."

Gordon plans to have another self-defense course.

"I wanted to see what the interest was. Because it was so good I plan to have another one in the next five to six weeks," Gordon said.

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