Schenectady class teaches importance of self-defense

August 20, 2017 06:18 PM

SCHENECTADY -- A class taught women how important it is to know how to defend themselves. The class, held at the Schenectady JCC on Sunday morning, was for women only.

It taught students what attackers look for, how to avoid being the victim, and essential skills to protect themselves. Instructors say these skills are critical.

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“I think one of the biggest challenges that we have as self-defense instructors is the prevailing attitude that it's never going to happen to me, and you know what, it very well could happen to you,” said John Borter of the Modern Self-Defense Academy.

To hear more from Borter, including what attackers look for in potential victims, watch the video below.


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