The Best Way to Harm an Attacker--Don't be a Victim

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every minute, 24 people in the United States are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner.

self defense class(es)…seek to lower that statistic.

Robert Bentley, a mixed martial arts instructor from Quincy, Illinois, said striking a person in the nose or the groin is the best way to harm an attacker.

"I want the women to have an idea of how to throw some basic punches," said Robert Bentley.  "One thing that we always talk about is using your palm instead of your fist so that you don't hurt your hand when you're defending yourself. We're going to be working on break away techniques on how to release, get away, and how to kick or punch or use whatever you can to stop that person, slow them down, and be able to run."

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