Women’s self defence a goer
AFTER many requests, the TSKF Childers Karate Club has agreed to host a women’s self-defence class.
TSKF Childers Karate Club president John Russo said four classes would be held this month with the first class on October 9.
Mr Russo said some of the requests had come from mothers who wanted their teenage daughters to be able to look after themselves.
They were particularly concerned about Schoolies and the young women heading off to larger cities for education and work.
Mr Russo said he understood their concerns and the need for women to have the ability to defend themselves if required.
“It’s better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it,” he said.
But Mr Russo said the most important thing women could do was not place themselves in a bad situation in the first place.
“Know your surroundings. Never go into places where you don’t feel comfortable,” he said.
“If it doesn’t feel right, don’t be there.”
GOOD MOVE: Lisa Hill and Renada Maeyke practise one of the moves the TSKF Karate Club will be teaching.