Tiger Society Martial Arts will conduct a Women’s Self Defense class on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Absolute Fit in Fort Oglethorpe, and on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Dallas Bay Baptist Northgate campus.
Open to ladies ages seven and up, the class will address situations such as being attacked from behind, being knocked to the ground and even being held or pinned down. Participants will learn about danger signs to look for, especially in parking lots or even while shopping or getting into your car. The class will address things to do and not do and what attackers look for when choosing a victim.
Shannon Ratliff, administrator for TSMA, said, “We recently had a former female student who was attacked in Florida while getting into her car. The attacker was trying to steal her purse and slammed her head into the steering wheel. Luckily, she was able to pull herself together and use her training to grab the attacker’s wrist pulling him in to break his nose before getting away. She was a lower ranking belt in our Shotokan karate system. So it just goes to show that no matter what level you are, the techniques work. It’s scary to think that at any time this could happen to any number of us. Statistics show that a woman is assaulted almost ever 2 minutes, and a majority of the time it is by someone they know."
Sensei Bryan Ratliff has been conducting self defense classes and martial arts training for over 10 years, including teaching classes in the newest system offered by Tiger Society Martial Arts in “Combat Kuntao” which is primarily a self defense based system that is used “to better prepare our law enforcement officers, protective specialist and security personnel with proven, simple-to-learn compliance and control tactics, edge weapon defense, and more.” It is also used “To teach law abiding citizens how to effectively defend themselves and their loved ones”
For more information about these classes and the programs offered, visit the website at www.tigersociety.com
or contact 423 847-5513.