I had taken a Self Defense for Women workshop and I really enjoyed it. Since I had some free electives to fulfill this semester I decided to take a “Personal Self Defense for Women” class. My instructors, Michelle Harmon and Frank Gonzalez (a Temple police officer), were both passionate about teaching this course. The class taught me different ways to defend myself in various situations. I learned techniques such as getting released from a wrist hold, bear hug, ground defense, and much more. Being a girl I am more likely to be attacked. Knowing these techniques will help me to get out of dangerous situations. This class is extremely helpful and I feel like every girl needs to take a self defense class.
This past week we had to perform simulations as if we were really being attacked. For the simulations we had to use techniques to get out of certain situations. We learned so much more then what is shown in this video but the techniques shown in this video are techniques that are relevant to that particular situation.
I thought this was a great opportunity for me to make my video for this class. I asked one of my classmates to film me while I performed the simulations. This is my first video that I have edited and uploaded myself.
Also, the men shown in this video are Temple police officers. You have to be either a woman or a police officer in order to teach a RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) class.