Local women learn self-defense at free class offered by CCC
CLARKSDALE – Attackers beware! A group of local women now have the skills to hold their own thanks to a women’s self-defense class offered by Coahoma Community College.

Local women learn self-defense at free class offered by CCC

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Thu Nov 20, 2014

CLARKSDALE – Attackers beware!

A group of local women now have the skills to hold their own thanks to a women’s self-defense class offered by Coahoma Community College.

Monday, CCC’s Division of Workforce Development offered the free class designed to teach women how to defend themselves from various types of assaults.

The class was led by Kim Wong, a Clarksdale business owner and guru of Tai-Chi Chun, yoga, Pilates, karate and self-defense, along with his assistant Jimmy Williams. The class was nearly filled to capacity as the women learned marital arts techniques and potentially life-saving strategies.

“The class was very educational and was worth the time that was spent,” said participant Hattie Shivers of Clarksdale. “We had the best of the best trainers, and they were very informative. I just have one regret—it’s not being offered 5 days per week.”

Debbie Wilson of Clarksdale also said she would like to see more classes offered in the future.

“I loved it. …It was a great offering,” said Wilson. “I wish they could offer a couple more that are even more hands-on. This class was very informative, and I enjoyed it very much.”

Wong demonstrated several dangerous scenarios for the ladies and showed them the best ways to respond.

“Normally you would try to runaway if you’re being attacked but when you know how to defend yourself, you don’t just run away,” said Wong. “I’m going to show you how to react. …There’s so many ways you can hurt a man.”

Wong also showed the class different pressure points and discussed the importance of remaining calm and having a strong stance.

He closed by illustrating several breathing techniques and stretches to build the muscle and strength needed to wane off any attacker.

For those who missed it, Wong offers the classes to the community at 6 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday at the Clarksdale Baptist Church, located at 401 First St. Registration is $20 and the classes are $2 each; all monies are donated to the church.

For more information about the classes, contact Wong at (662) 627-3357.

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