GREENVILLE – On Sept. 27, nine young women attended the first Self-Defense for Young Women Seminar hosted by Warrior Strength Workouts at Young Forest Martial Arts in Greenville. During the two hour seminar, Sifu Jesse Berry demonstrated techniques the participants then practiced at the studio. The young women (from various school districts, backgrounds, ages) learned strategies to not be a victim, actions to take in the event they are in a situation from which they need to escape, how to fall to minimize injury and recovery to defend and escape, and other key tactics.
While none of the participants expected to become martial arts masters in the two hour event, they did build their confidence and understanding of how to avoid being a victim of an attack.
Diana Unger of Warrior Strength Workouts and Sifu Jesse Berry of Young Forest Martial Arts look forward to scheduling additional workshops based on the feedback from the community of the need for this type of seminar in the future. All registration fees from the Sept. 27 seminar will be donated to the Darke County Shelter from Violence.
Sifu Jesse Berry leads nine young women in self defense training.