Self-defense class teaches women, girls how to protect themselves

Published: Mar. 7, 2020 at 9:14 PM CST
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On Saturday, women and young girls were taught how to protect themselves from potential threats.

Real Men Real Heroes held a free self-defense class at Rusty Eck Ford.

The organization partnered with Cindy Koughenour with Fearless and Female. She says she's teaching the girls how to be their own best protector.

"I'm not teaching them how to fight, I'm teaching them how to fight just long enough until they can find an opportunity to run away for safety," said Koughenour.

She taught the class a variety of self-defense moves. She also showed the group how to be loud and draw attention to the situation.

Koughenour says she decided to start teaching self-defense classes after her friend was murdered.

"We grew up right down Rock Road, I've known her since first grade. We started school at Wichita State. The summer after our freshman year, she was murdered in the basement of the dorms," said Koughenour.

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