A local martial arts club has been contacted by several women about self defence classes following the attempted sexual assault of a woman in Echuca recently.IVY WISE June 13, 2014 10:15am
The attempted sexual assault of a woman in Echuca recently has led to a rise in female inquiries into self defence classes.
Wickham’s Martial Arts Centre owner Matt Wickham has been contacted by several women asking about self defence classes.
‘‘They’re worried about their safety, which is concerning,’’ he said.
‘‘My wife, who works at the hospital, was being asked by nurses who were worried because they worked night shift.’’
Mr Wickham said women made up between five and 10 per cent of his members, but he expected that to increase.
‘‘I think it’s important women do at least one self defence course, so they know how to defend and protect themselves in everyday situations.’’
He also encouraged older women to learn about self defence, as they could be considered a soft target for criminals.
‘‘When a situation occurs and you have some knowledge about self defence, you are a bit more prepared,’’ he said.
‘‘You will learn about how to get out of restraint holds, leverage and ways to trip and outsmart an attacker.
For three basic self defence moves when being attacked from the front, behind and on the ground, watch the video on the Riv website.
Mr Wickham has provided some other tips when it comes to ensuring your safety.
Mr Wickham will run a self-defence course on June 28 and July 5, from 1pm to 2pm.
For information, call 5482
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