Women’s self de­fence a goer

Isis Town and Country - - Life -

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.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

GOOD MOVE: Lisa Hill and Re­nada Maeyke prac­tise one of the moves the TSKF Karate Club will be teach­ing.

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