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Self-Defense, an investment in you

From the Office of Sheriff R.A. Strickland, Colleton County Sheriff’s Office

Awareness in women’s self-defense and crime prevention is the accumulation of everything we have learned up to this point to include awareness of ourselves. Victims of crime commonly state after the fact, “If I had only known.” The irony of their statement is that overall few people will actually take the time to “know,” and learn basic defense skills that could prevent them from falling victim to an attack.
Imagine you’re walking through the parking lot to your car. It’s late—9:32pm—and the streetlights don’t give off much light. You’re pushing a cart full of groceries, trying to get home before your chocolate ice cream melts, when arms clamp around your waist and wrench you from the cart.
Do you know what to do?
In the alarming chance that you find yourself confronted with someone who might cause you harm, knowing how to defend yourself will give you the potential upper-hand and may buy you enough time to get away to safety. Women trained in self-defense find themselves more confident in their ability to confront unwanted attention. Self-defense opens up this source of freedom for women in an imperfect world. Building confidence in physical resistance skills allows women to feel more capable and more at peace when in potentially dangerous areas as they know the proper techniques to help fend off an attacker.
Keeping yourself safe is a priority, and every women deserves to know the proper skills to defend herself if or when danger strikes. If you are interested in learning skills to protect yourself against an assault, the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Defensive Tactics Instructors offer a Women’s Beginner Self Defense class one Saturday every month. The class schedule is advertised via Facebook. If you or someone you know is interested in learning basic life-saving skills, or would like to obtain additional information on this class please call: (843) 549-2211, ext. 2021 or email slowes@colletoncounty.org
Why should YOU sign up for our F.A.D. (Fast Action Defense) women’s self-defense class?
• You will learn how to take control of a difficult situation.
• You will experience a noticeable change in your personality.
• You will feel stronger and more confident.
• You will become focused both mentally and physically.
• Remember: learning self-defense is an investment in YOU!

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