Women's self defense course teaches ways to fight back

News 12 This Morning/ Wednesday, July 16, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Instructors at Absolute Self Defense and Fitness want to be sure women know how to protect themselves if they're being sexually attacked.

"Everything we do is gross motor skills and it's very, very simple. We use a woman's primary abilities to use her strong tools against the weaker abilities of the man," owner Tony Price said.

Price says his training differs from others because they teach the material backwards- preparing students for the worst.

"We start from the very worst possible position where everything else has failed and rape is actually eminent," Price said.

Price was recently named the 2014 Self Defense Instructor of the Year by the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame, and says the worst reaction to a sexual attack is to do nothing.

Instructor Angela Winkler says women need to protect themselves now more than ever.

"Criminals are expecting women not to fight back. They're expecting us to be weak and complacent. You're more powerful than you realize," Winkler said.

The course is taught in three hour sessions and has three levels.

Price offers it as a community service once a month to churches and ministries around Augusta, and charges about $25 for a private session.

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